Our employment schemes

While many staff join us directly by applying for advertised job opportunities, we also have specialist routes, such as our graduate programme and apprenticeship scheme.

Graduate programme

Our two-year graduate programme is designed to give graduates a series of placements across different operations with the opportunity to build a strong foundation in business, and ultimately, to specialise in a specific area.

Our graduate programme is bespoke to each individual; designed to make the most of their talents. Graduates can expect a combination of on-the-job training and formal learning and development, which includes the opportunity to undertake a professional qualification.

The objective is for each graduate to build on their existing skills through a series of real-life business projects which gives a broad overview of our organisation. This enables graduates to secure a role at the end of the scheme which optimises their strengths and gives them scope to continue their development into the future.

For further information: visit our Graduate pages


Underlining our commitment to tackling unemployment, especially among young people, Sanctuary has made a pledge to create new apprenticeships.

An apprenticeship with Sanctuary is a chance to get really good experience in a large national organisation, without sacrificing the opportunity to study. You will work towards a recognised qualification while gaining fantastic practical experience. It's a great option if you know you'd like to start work, even if you are still a bit uncertain about which career you'd like to follow.

Our apprentices get the chance to study for practical qualifications while gaining a strong grounding in an area of the business, such as housing, horticulture, maintenance, finance, information technology, business and administration, and health and social care. For example, our business and administration programme involves a series of rotational placements and business workshops which leads to an NVQ 2 in Business and Administration.

Our award-winning apprenticeship scheme provides young people with a solid foundation on which to build a long-term career.

For further information: visit our Apprenticeship pages