An apprenticeship is a real job with training, enabling learners to earn while they learn and achieve recognition against industry standards upon completing the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Standard

Junior estate agent is a customer-facing role with responsibility placed on the apprentice to provide administrative support to secure successful property sales. The standard is set at Level 2 which is the equivalent of five GCSE passes.

Junior estate agents may work in different areas of estate agency, i.e. sales, auctioneering or commercial property. In all cases, the apprentice will be required to understand and follow contractual, statutory and legal restrictions whilst working under supervision within the wider organisation.  

Propertymark Qualifications

We have been approved as one of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) organisations and External Quality Assessor for the apprenticeship standard. This means that we're responsible for ensuring EPAs are fit for purpose and deliver consistently high and relevant standards. 

01 Jul 2022
Recruiting an apprentice: employer's guide to apprenticeships

This guide is aimed at helping agents and their employers understand the often-perceived complex world and language of apprenticeships and give you the information required to support your business and staff development.

Why hire an apprentice?

Apprenticeships not only bring professionally trained and qualified people into your company, but can also be a cost-effective way of up-skilling existing staff thanks to Government support. According to data compiled by the National Apprenticeship Service, research amongst employers across a range of industries revealed that...

count on apprentices as the skilled workers they need in the future

find their employees stay with them longer

feel they now have a more motivated and satisfied workforce

There is an apprenticeship levy to help fund training of up to a maximum £4000. There are several ways in which you can access funding dependant upon whether you're a levy payer or not. If your company pays an apprenticeship levy, why don't you take advantage of the service you are paying into by hiring some apprentices, that will help you recover some of these costs and train up talent for the future.

15 Jan 2019
Fact sheet: Apprenticeship funding in England

This fact sheet provides an overview on apprenticeship funding for employers. Apprenticeships differ wherever you are in the UK so we have sign posted to the relevant government websites so that you can find the most up-to-date information.

What are the benefits for the apprentice?

Apprentices must be an employee on the first day of their apprenticeship and be paid a lawful wage for the time they are in work and off-the-job training. You can only pay the apprentice minimum wage from the start of the apprenticeship programme and not before, although you may pay your apprentice above the standard rate. 

Other benefits include: 

  • The opportunity to earn a wage and receive other benefits available from their employer
  • Training in skills employers want
  • Excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks
  • Learning at a suitable pace with the support of a learning provider

Related news

19 Aug 2020
First ever Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship End Point Assessment delivered

A major milestone for apprentices in the property industry was marked on 20 July when Propertymark Qualifications remotely delivered its first ever End Point Assessment for a Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship and Charlie Maidment of Fox & Sons in Southampton became the first ever qualified Junior Estate Agent.

08 Jul 2020
Apprenticeships soften pandemic blow to employment for young people

As part of today’s announcement by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, apprenticeships are to receive a huge boost from the UK Government's measures to grow jobs and strengthen the economy.

11 Aug 2022
TV’s Phil Spencer to host prestigious property qualifications event

Propertymark Qualifications is set to host its largest awards ceremony, welcoming more learners than ever before, to celebrate achievement and talent within the industry.

27 Jul 2022
Industry experts join Propertymark Qualifications Board

Jan Hÿtch, Residential and Operations Partner from Arnold Keys and Katie Griffin, Director from Sawdye and Harris will help to pave the way for future learning and accreditation.

21 Jul 2022
Are you an award-winning professional?

Nominations for the Propertymark Qualifications’ Awards Ceremony have opened today, 21 July 2022. The Awards celebrate the very best of our sector by putting a spotlight on learners who are working towards or have achieved their certification to a high standard. There are also awards for those who have overcome adversity during their studies or demonstrated their potential to lead and create a positive future for the sector.

08 Jul 2022
Past President awarded for work with apprentices

Amax Estate & Property Services has received an award from DWP for the work they do to introduce young people to the property profession through apprenticeships and training plus recognition of the many young people they have helped.