Apprentice Lettings Negotiator Connells

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 days out of 7, Monday - Saturday - 08:30 - 18:00. 1 day off in the week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001270312

  • Positions

    1 available

At the beginning of your apprenticeship you will spend most of your time shadowing experienced members of the branch to give you a clear insight on the smooth running of the business on a daily basis.

  • Assist the Lettings Manager in maximising the overall income and profitability of the branch.
  • Maintain an adequate applicant register.
  • Maintain regular contact with the company’s clients.
  • Ensure all appointments are entered into the office diary.
  • Ensure the placement of timely advertisements within the expenditure limits set by your Area Director and monitor responses.
  • Complete success sheets and process tenant applications in accordance with company policy.
  • Qualify landlords and tenants according to company policy and in particular in accordance with the information required for completion of tenant and landlord cards/forms.
  • Ensure all sign ups are dealt with efficiently and explanations are provided to tenants where necessary.
  • Ensure all tenants are aware of their insurance responsibilities and endeavour to sell suitable insurance at every opportunity.
  • Carry out viewings and market appraisals in a professional and efficient manner when required.
  • 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

  • No experience necessary NVQ role so salary will reflect this.
  • Target orientated with a proven track record of achievement.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly organised.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to develop and maintain internal/external relationships.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and to remain calm and professional at all times.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently use Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Be a car owner with a full (preferably clean) driving licence.

Personal qualities

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

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications are required.

Future prospects

Full time position in the lettings team with the opportunity to sit an advanced level qualification with Babington Group.

Things to consider

Saturday work is required for this role.

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

Connells

Address

3 High West Street

Dorchester

DT1 1UH

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Training provider

  • Full Residential Property Lettings and Management NVQ where evidence will be gathered to build a portfolio showing your competency within the role.
  • Functional Skills to include Maths, English and IT (depending on award and previous qualifications) where a tested part will be completed.
  • 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 07471033883 connells@babington.co.uk


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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017