Property services

Property services

“Property services involve supporting the purchase, sale, renting and letting of residential properties”

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. As an apprentice in property services, you’ll likely start out in a customer services role in an estate agent’s office. You may advise people on available properties; arrange appointments and viewings; help market properties; and put customers in touch with people who can help during the buying process. A large part of your work in property services will probably be in residential sales or lettings, but, 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, including obtaining instructions from clients and invoicing for fees.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, likely GCSEs or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

More information: www.afo.sscalliance.org/frameworks-library/index.cfm?id=FR03306

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies