Apprentice Sales Negotiator Connell Estate Agents

Connells are one of the UK's largest and most successful Estate Agency Groups. This is a chance for you to learn on the job, gaining real life work experience as well as studying towards an industry recognised property qualification.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    5 out of 7, TBC, Monday-Saturday,

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001255281

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Ensure all customers are greeted in a professional, friendly, positive and enthusiastic manner at all times.
  • Ascertain applicants' needs by listening carefully to the details provided, probing where necessary to ensure all data acquired.
  • Qualify applicants, match them to suitable properties and organise viewings at the earliest opportunity.
  • Immediately advise suitable applicants of any new instructions, which may be suitable.
  • Ensure all viewings are promptly followed up and that the vendor is immediately advised of the details.
  • Ensure than when an offer is accepted,all administrative duties are attended to and that the sale is actively progressed through to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Maintain full documentation of all applicants, their requirements and actions.
  • Ensure every effort is made to cross sell company products, in particular, on every occasion attempt to gain an introduction to Sequence Home Conveyancing and Sequence Mortgage Services.
  • Ensure you comply at all times with all legislative requirements and company directives, policies and procedures.
  • Carry out ad hoc projects at the request of your Manager and others as and when required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous sales and/or customer service experience is desirable.
  • Target orientated with a proven track record of achievement.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional at all times.
  • Highly organised and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain internal/external relationships.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently use Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Team player.
  • Be a car owner with a full (preferably clean) driving licence, as visiting properties on viewings is a requirement.

Personal qualities

  • Professional and flexible.
  • Driven and positive.
  • Have a genuine interest in working within estate agency.
  • Ability to manage stress.
  • Well presented, polite, tactful and friendly.

Qualifications required

  • English and Maths at grade A – D or equivalent are desirable.

Future prospects

After successful completion of this apprenticeship you may be offered the chance to join the sales department as a full time Negotiator.

Things to consider

This role does require you to have a full drivers licence with access to your own vehicle as visiting properties on viewings is a requirement.

About the employer

Connells Group is one of the largest and most successful estate agency and property services providers in the UK. Founded in 1936 and with a network of over 580 branches nationwide, the Group combines residential sales and lettings expertise with a range of consumer and corporate services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPC provision, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers and auctions. Alongside the Connells brand, the Group trades under other well-known and trusted local names including Allen & Harris, Ashley Adams, Atkinson Stilgoe, Bagshaws Residential, Barnard Marcus, Brown & Merry, Burchell Edwards, Fox & Sons, Gilbert & Thomas, Gascoigne Halman, Hatched, Hurfords, Jones & Chapman, Knight Partnership, Manners & Harrison, Pattison Lane, Paul Dubberley, Peter Alan, Roger Platt, Rook Matthews Sayer, Sequence, Sharman Quinney, Shipways, Swetenhams, Thomas George and William H Brown. Our branches cover most of the UK so whether you need estate agency services in Scotland or on the South-East coast, we can help.

Employer

Connell Estate Agents

Address

33 Bridge Street

Banbury

OX16 5PN

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Training provider

Full Sale of Residential Property Apprenticeship incorporating:

  • NVQ where evidence will be gathered to build a portfolio showing your competency within the role.
  • Functional Skills to include Maths, English & ICT where portfolio work will be completed along with a tested part for both (where applicable).
  • Technical Certificate to underpin your knowledge of working in the sector; this also comes with a tested part.

Apprenticeship framework

Property Services

Training provider

BABINGTON BUSINESS COLLEGE LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BABINGTON BUSINESS COLLEGE LIMITED

Contact

Courtney Linton 01332 345450 Connells@babingtongroup.co.uk


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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017