Anyone keen on a career in residential lettings can sign up for a new six-month intensive vocational training course as an apprentice.
Starting in October, the apprentice course is split between classroom-based training at the Bloom Apprenticeship Academy, Birmingham, and working at the offices of the lettings agency sponsoring the course.
Successful apprentices qualify with a National Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP) Technical Award in sales or lettings, a Level 3 NVQ assessment, a European Computer Driving Licence and competence working with portals and agency software.
To support the course, Bloom Apprenticeship Academy has invested in a state-of-the-art training centre aimed at replicating working in a live office environment.
Bloom Apprenticeship Academy managing director Gary Redmonds said: “This facility gives a strong message to employers that Bloom apprentices are not only technically competent, but also fully conversant with the products, services and systems of major suppliers to the estate and lettings industry. This enables apprentices to deliver added value to their new employer.”
The course is sponsored by Homelet, the specialist tenant referencing and insurance provider for the lettings sector.