Stockport’s Damar Training is looking to place a marketing apprentice with local company Stuarts Property Services.
Based in Cheadle, Stuarts have recently taken on another apprentice and are now looking for a second marketing and administration apprentice to join the company and develop their competence within the letting industry.
The ideal apprentice will be enthusiastic and have 5 GCSEs at grades A-C including Maths & English (or equivalent). This is a chance to grow in a small company with opportunities that an apprentice may not be able to experience in a large company due to training restrictions. Stuarts always encourages development and roles evolve to reflect this.
Clare Hayes, Director at Stuarts Property said: “We were astonished at how our first two apprentices developed within just one year of working with us. On arrival, they were very shy and inexperienced with all aspects of an office life, but after their first year, they were confident and efficient at dealing with most aspects of our business from property issues such as water leaks, to arranging viewings and dealing with new clients.
“It was a pleasure to see such development in such a small timescale but we believe in giving full training and support to all colleagues and this bears fruition for all involved.”
To succeed, apprentices need to demonstrate a competency in the workplace, achieved by being given a variety of work-based tasks to perform. Subject to workload, it is also helpful for apprentices to be given time within the working week to cover their training modules rather than at home after a full day at work.
Clare is eager to offer advice to other employers who are thinking about taking on an apprentice: “Do it – we have always been pleasantly surprised by the quality and enthusiasm of apprentices.
“Whilst your apprentices need someone within the team to be on hand to supervise them, the apprenticeship provider will be responsible for all aspects of training your apprentices. Damar trainers were always accommodating if we were short-staffed or exceptionally busy.
“We felt that we had given back too. As former apprentices, we still reflect on our time as apprentices. Our employers then had a direct impact on us being able to run Stuarts today. I believe there are many ‘diamond’ apprentices out there and we have been lucky enough to find three already.”
Clare commented that it has been lovely to see the change in dynamics of the office: “Young adults have brought liveliness to the team and their enthusiasm to learn inspires colleagues to evolve and get more involved.”
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