Agents Giving today launches an armed forces mentoring scheme to the property industry on behalf of the Royal British Legion.
Agents are being asked to give time - no more than 30 minutes per week - and sign up to an online mentoring scheme which aims to help armed forces personnel plan and launch a new career within the property industry after they leave active service.
The charity says that at any one time there are around 30,000 men and women in career transition as they leave the armed forces, with around 20 per cent expressing an interest in the property and construction industry.
With few other opportunities to establish contact with property professionals, this mentoring scheme aims to enable service leavers to gain experience and develop and use contacts through participation in mentoring activities.
The charity says that service personnel and veterans can connect with a friendly face in the industry, build relationships and share advice and feedback over an agreed period via email, phone, social media and face-to-face.
“We’re all indebted to those who have pursued a forces career and if, through Agents Giving, we can help even just a handful into employment within the property industry, then it will be worthwhile. Services personnel have a solid work ethic and integrity and possess specific skills across a wide range of areas that are ideally suited for various roles within the estate agency sector.”
The scheme is being piloted by The Royal British Legion across the UK and has the backing of Agents Giving. It is targeting the property and construction sectors, with a view to rolling out across other sectors after a nine-month period.
Agents Giving are looking for volunteers from across the sector, at all levels of the business, to act as mentors. To signup to the scheme email your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lenwell Property Services have been operating the scheme since July of this year and Rob Wellstead from the agency will be attending The Estate Agency of The Year Awards this afternoon. He can also be contacted at email@example.com.
Ian Hunter, director of operations for the Royal British Legion, can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.