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North Star is an award-winning employer of choice and our approach to people is different to most organisations. We have high levels of staff engagement because we invest in development and encourage people to get involved.
External awards and quality badges are sought not to raise our profile, or compete with others (although this is helpful) but to validate and measure the success of our significant investment in people.
Any vacancies within North Star will be advertised on this page. Please note, we also provide applications in a range of accessible formats on request (such as braille, large print and audio).
In the meantime, should you have any questions about working for North Star, please contact us on 01642 796 323 and speak with Katherine Walton, Head of People Services.
We don’t just create homes, we build futures…
Bright and talented young people are vital to the long-term success and sustainability of Tees Valley’s economy. This is why we’re is so committed to apprenticeships.
Angela Lockwood, Chief Executive at North Star said:
“The combination of experienced staff, who have finely honed their skills over many years, and apprentices with raw talent who are eager to learn, means we have an increasingly diverse workforce. We think that this is essential given the continuously evolving nature of our sector and the expectations of our customers. Bringing young people into our organisation gives us a different perspective on the issues that they face, and in turn, they bring a different perspective to tackling the issues that we and our customers face.
“Increasing the number of apprentices in our organisation has definitely had a positive impact on the way that we work, and given lots of young people the chance to take their first steps in what we hope will be long and successful careers. Whilst we cannot guarantee that our apprentices will secure permanent work with North Star, all of our apprentices have gone on to secure permanent jobs, within their chosen field, and are clear that their experiences with us has helped them to do this.”
One apprentice that did secure a permanent job within North Star is Alex Hutchinson. Alex embarked upon her apprenticeship journey after leaving school and struggling to choose which career path to take. “When I left school I didn’t know what I wanted to do, I tried the college route but I always knew deep down this wasn’t the direction I wanted to take. By the time I found the apprenticeship at North Star I was 22, and was worried that I wouldn’t be considered, that I was too old by this point for an apprenticeship. North Star has been fantastic and supported me every step of the way, from my initial interview, to my ongoing development.
“Being part of the North Star apprenticeship programme meant that I had access to a range of opportunities; learning and working at the same time – I’ve gained a whole host of new skills, knowledge and experience. I’ve received support, guidance and advice, but also get the chance to receive real high quality training and personal development opportunities.
“North Star has really invested in me, my growth and development. I’ve now been in my current full-time role for a year and North Star’s commitment to its staff will always continue to get the best out of everyone.”