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NCA money laundering investigation results in multi-million-pound asset recovery

24 May 2019

The National Crime Agency (NCA) recovered around £6 million worth of assets including an award-winning luxury hotel and a £100,000 Bentley from alleged members of an international money laundering group after an eight-year investigation. Read More...

Revised Codes of Practice issued by the Property Ombudsman

24 May 2019

On 1 June, The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme’s updated Codes of Practice will become effective. The revisions are substantial, and incorporate the Tenant Fees Act 2019, Client Money Protection and GDPR requirements. Read More...

Scotland’s house prices growing faster than the rest of the UK

24 May 2019

March 2019’s monthly UK house price index shows the average price for a property in Scotland is now £149,461 which is a welcoming 3.3% increase compared to the figures of March 2018. Read More...

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2019

Tuesday 05 March 2019

An annual celebration of apprenticeships, coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, brings the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships has on individuals, businesses and the economy.

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (NAW 2019) is showcasing all the incredible opportunities doing an apprenticeship can bring - both for individuals ‘firing up’ their careers and for employers ‘blazing a trail’ in their business and reaping the benefits of employing an apprentice.

There is daily activity, featuring a selection of events, announcements and good news stories and there is still time for people to get involved as well as joining the conversation to share NAW activities on social media using tags @Apprenticeships and hashtags #NAW2019 and #BlazeATrail.

NAW 2019 is aimed at showing the benefits of apprenticeships and the huge number of high-quality apprenticeship opportunities available at all levels around the country in a wide variety of sectors, including Estate Agency.

Junior Estate Agency Apprenticeship Standard

In October 2018, NAEA Propertymark launched a Level 2 Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship Standard in England. It is a customer-facing role with the apprentice having responsibility for providing administrative support to secure successful property sales and apprentice may work in different areas of estate agency. In all cases, the apprentice will be required to understand and follow contractual, statutory and legal restrictions, and client confidentiality and will be working under supervision within the wider organisation. 

JUNIOR ESTATE AGENT APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD

NAEA Propertymark Student Membership

All apprentices will be eligible to apply for student membership and will then have three years to achieve a recognised qualification and upgrade their membership. Joining as a student member will help to build your career.

Propertymark Qualifications is an End Point Assessment Organisation

To ensure the apprentice achieves the goals of the standard they must pass an end-point assessment carried out by an independent, government-approved end-point assessment organisation (EPAO). The EPAO will conduct a full assessment of the apprentice's skills and will inform the Education and Skills Funding Agency when an apprentice passes their end-point assessment. Propertymark Qualifications is an approved end-point assessment organisation.

Further information

Employers Guide to Apprenticeships 
There is no better time to hire an apprentice 
Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship launched