During lockdown, an increasing number of people were required to use video as part of their hiring processes as an alternative to face-to-face interviews.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that employers wanting to hire apprentices are to continue benefitting from £500 million jobs support package until January 2022.
The UK Government has launched a ‘My Apprenticeship’ online service to help both apprentices and employers in England keep track of their progress and get support. Employers will also soon have the chance to apply for funding from unspent levy funds.
In an industry where legislation is ever changing, and with the need to understand what it means to stay compliant; it is positive to see the vested interest from agents at every level of the sector to become qualified.
Time is running out for employers to apply for incentive payments to hire a new apprentice of any age starting between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021.
Winners of the 2021 Propertymark Qualifications Awards will receive entry to this year’s ARLA Propertymark Conference & Exhibition at Excel London. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday 17 September 2021 and it’s free to apply.
With more agents taking to TikTok, is the platform the next big thing for agents? In this issue, you can find out more about how and why agents are using TikTok, hear from our new presidents and read about the upcoming Propertymark Qualifications Awards which is back for 2021.
In the Queen’s speech on 11 May, the UK Government set out its legislative plans for adult education and training for the next parliamentary session with a proposed Skills and Post-16 Education Bill.
This issue welcomes our new CEO, Nathan Emerson where he sheds a light on the upcoming major investments and changes that Propertymark will be undergoing in order to give more back to members.
Propertymark Qualifications has seen more than 750 exams taken since the re-opening of Pearson VUE test centres in April, and 850 exams have been booked for May.
It’s National Apprenticeship Week, a time for organisations across the country to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, employers, and the economy. As the EPA organisation for the Junior Estate Agent apprenticeship, Propertymark Qualifications is taking part this year with a series of interviews with employers and their apprentices within the property sector.
On Tuesday 15 December, Propertymark Qualifications hosted an online event to celebrate the fantastic achievement of four students, who, over the course of 2019/2020, achieved Distinction in their Level 4 Certificate in Residential Letting and Property Management, one of the highest-level qualifications awarded by Propertymark Qualifications.
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.
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.
Pearson VUE test centres have now opened with limited capacity allowing Propertymark Qualifications candidates to sit their exams. There are strict health and safety measures in place to ensure everyone's safety including reduced seat numbers so that social distancing can be followed.
In this issue we look at the benefits of marketing ourselves correctly and why property agents need to stop talking about themselves and factually find out what it is that their customers actually want to hear.