Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024

An increasing number of people are taking up apprenticeships in the property sector, and in 2023 Propertymark Qualifications delivered 201 End-Point Assessments for the Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship, up an amazing 25% from the previous year.

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National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2024 takes place between 5-11 February and is a chance to celebrate apprenticeships across the industry and raise awareness of the many benefits they can offer.

About the Junior Estate Agency Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships can help shape successful careers and build successful businesses. They are a hands-on way to train that can open doors for learners and retain critical talent for employers.

Propertymark Qualifications played a key role in the working group that launched the Junior Estate Agency Apprenticeship Standard which has become a foundation for many estate agency businesses in England.

This apprenticeship is a customer-facing role with responsibilities 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.

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I recently did my Level 2 Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship and I can say I thoroughly recommend it. I didn’t want to continue education, so I decided to go straight into the workplace after completing my GCSEs as I gained knowledge, experience and got paid at the same time.

I used a college approved by Propertymark who were very helpful, Crown Vocational Training, Broni and Bev guided me through and were very informative. I was recently awarded Apprentice of the Year at Propertymark Qualifications Awards 2023 which I am extremely pleased to have won.

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Aaron Ayshford Sales Negotiator | Amanda Ayshford Estate Agents
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Apprenticeships are an ideal starting point for younger people entering the industry. They help ensure a higher calibre of entry-level staff while giving the apprentice a real job, enabling them to earn while they learn.

Employing an apprentice

Apprenticeships are an effective way to bring in new starters or develop staff who are new to the sector. By hiring an apprentice, you’ll be providing an opportunity for a budding professional to enter the property sector, receive training and, in most cases, finish with a new career.

Often, young people are not made aware of property as a career option and attending local school careers fairs is a great opportunity to find new apprentices, as well as offering work experience to give an insight into the industry.

Apprenticeships are available for people of all ages, so they are a great option for people looking to switch careers or progress in the sector. Apprentices get to work in a real environment, learning life and business skills whilst earning a qualification.

Have you considered an apprenticeship?

Thinking about a career in estate agency, but don’t know where to start? Propertymark Qualifications Apprentice of the Year 2023, Aaron Ayshford of Amanda Ayshford Estate Agents spoke to us about his experience taking his Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship. Earn whilst you learn and come away with practical experience and professional qualifications.

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Specialist, regulated property qualifications which you can complete flexibly through distance learning or with additional support with a Propertymark Qualifications recognised centre.

Apprenticeship Week activities

A range of activities are being run across England to showcase how apprenticeships have helped businesses of all sizes and sectors. With over 500 virtual and in-person events for both employers and apprentices, sign up to see what's on offer to help future apprentices and why hiring one can be beneficial for a business. You can also find out more about how to employ an apprentice.

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