Property services apprenticeship

Property services apprenticeship

Buying a house is the biggest purchase most of us will make in our lives – estate agents do a serious job, and must understand legal issues as well as commercial ones.

The Property Services apprenticeship has two pathways: Sale of Residential Property and Residential Lettings.

As a Property Services apprentice, you’re likely to start out in a customer services role in an estate agent’s office. You might advise people on available properties; arrange appointments and viewings; help market properties; and put customers in touch with people who can help during the house-buying process.

A large part of your work will probably be in residential sales or lettings; however, depending on your agency, you could also deal with commercial property, property management, auctions and selling land.

On the Advanced apprenticeship, you’ll get more involved with the different areas of selling properties, from obtaining instructions from clients to invoicing for fees.

Whether you’re finding properties for house-buyers or rental clients, or valuing a property, you’ll need good knowledge of the property market, a professional attitude and people skills. Much of the work will be ‘out and about’ and dealing with people face-to-face, as well as on the telephone.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):

£12,000–£15,000

Job roles:

Intermediate level – Sales administrator, Lettings administrator

Advanced level – Estate agent, Letting agent

Issuing Authority:

The Building Futures Group – www.thebuildingfuturesgroup.com