The property management company Rendall & Rittner is spearheading the first ever government apprenticeship pilot in Housing and Property Management.
Since the government’s pledge last year to create three million apprenticeships by 2020, Rendall & Rittner has championed apprenticeships through the official Trailblazer scheme and has now formed a ‘collaboration group’ combining the Catch 22 apprenticeship consultancy, the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Institute of Residential Property Management.
The group will deliver a new Level 3 Apprenticeship Pilot Scheme in Housing & Property Management in line with the government’s apprenticeship standard and is now urging others in the property management industry to sign up.
Apprentices will be instructed on general law, leasehold finance, land and built environment and customer service in the property environment. The scheme will also include four workplace assessments every six months and finish with a project based submission and a panel interview via the assessment gateway through the CIH.
“The housing and property management industry will benefit hugely from the launch of this scheme. It’s vital that young people are offered alternative and effective ways of learning industry standard practices, while earning and gaining a qualification” says Richard Daver, managing director at Rendall & Rittner.
Apprentices will learn using a web based electronic portfolio and e-learning material. Ongoing support will be provided via information, advice and guidance, pastoral support, coaching and additional English and mathematics support as required to enable candidates to successfully complete the scheme.