Junior Estate Agent, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship is designed to provide aspiring individuals with a solid foundation and the essential skills required to excel in the exciting field of estate agency. Throughout this apprenticeship, you will gain valuable hands-on experience, expert knowledge, and a range of practical skills that will enable you to navigate the property market confidently and effectively. Whether you have a passion for property, customer service, or negotiation, this apprenticeship will equip you with the necessary tools to embark on a successful career in the property and housing sector.
You will enhance your understanding in essential areas such as property valuation, legal and compliance requirements, planning, and construction defects. Additionally, you will develop key skills in negotiation, utilising property-related tools, and delivering exceptional customer care to ensure a superior service experience for clients.
An apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to acquire industry-specific qualifications and valuable hands-on experience while earning a salary. You’ll have the chance to work closely with experienced professionals in the property industry, meaning you’ll gain practical skills that make you highly employable and give you a head start in your career.
When you study with us you will automatically join our Business Career Excellence Hub, which is endorsed by leading employers who are actively involved throughout your whole training programme. Through guest lectures, company visits, work experience and recruitment events, you will have unrivalled access to potential employers – that means invaluable industry insight and numerous networking opportunities. You’ll study in purpose-built classrooms, designed to enhance your learning experience, and you’ll benefit from a wide range of facilities including our new boardroom and business suite. Your mentors will be experienced tutors and assessors who have worked in reputable firms and run their own businesses. They will guide you through your study programme and placement, and ensure you’re fully prepared for your next steps after college.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
This is a customer-facing role with responsibility for providing the administrative support needed to secure successful property sales. You may work in different areas of estate agency - for example, sales, auctioneering and commercial property. In all cases, you will be required to understand and comply with contractual, statutory, and legal restrictions, and client confidentiality. You will be working under supervision within the wider organisation.
You will be able to acquire the fundamental skills for the commercial and residential property sales industry. This in turn will give you the capability for further career progression on completion of the apprenticeship.
Skills an apprentice will learn:
To demonstrate an understanding of the competitive marketplace and commerciality of Estate Agency, Innovation, recognising opportunities and referrals.
To be able to organise and plan work in a flexible manner to ensure tasks are prioritised and completed within agreed timescales. Show effective decision-making to ensure work and tasks are completed in line with instruction and on time, including the principles of productivity, diary management, prioritising, targets/objectives and understanding task setting.
To be able to work effectively with internal colleagues and external partners to achieve individual, team and business targets.
Appropriate use of social media sites and smartphone applications.
Effective use of IT equipment and software, including specific sales and lettings packages, phone systems.
Presentation skills, viewing and selling properties, cross-selling, lettings, and referrals.
To understand active listening, active questioning, empathy, handling difficult people and situations, objection handling, public relations, and research.
Diary management, filing, making, and receiving telephone calls.
Demonstrate both spoken and written ‘business English’ and the difference between internal and external communications.
You will undertake an independent end assessment, which will test your skills, knowledge and behaviours required for this role.
Most of our apprentices are kept on by their employer at the end of the programme. Apprentices who successfully complete this apprenticeship may be eligible to apply for the NAEA Propertymark, or progress to Housing and Property Management Level 3.
You could secure a position as an Estate Agent or pursue further qualifications and consider starting your own business.
There are no other formal qualifications required to start this apprenticeship, but you will be assessed to ensure you can complete the English and maths qualification to at least Level 1. To be an apprentice, you will need to find a suitable employer. Click here for advice
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