Propertymark’s qualifications division says it’s seen a 30 per cent rise in apprenticeship registrations since the start of this year.
In a progress report to mark National Apprenticeship Week, the industry body says that despite Coronavirus, member firms have embraced the Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship Standard, which has End Point Assessment through Propertymark Qualifications.
Indeed, the rise of almost one third in interest means there are now 84 apprentices registered.
Furthermore, to ensure that apprentices can continue to be assessed despite the challenges of remote working due to the pandemic, Propertymark Qualifications has created a platform to deliver remote assessments.
Some 33 apprentices were able to complete their EPA with a 100 per cent success rate and no fewer than 60 per cent of those apprentices achieved a distinction.
Michael Smith, head of qualifications at Propertymark Qualifications comments: “We’re hugely proud of everyone who is working towards or has completed their apprenticeship during these uncertain times.
“Apprenticeships allow new industry talent to train and learn on the job, providing them with the confidence and skills they need to hit the ground running in their estate agency career. We have really focused our efforts on providing a quality experience for all apprentices who are enrolled, ensuring they have all the help and support they need to succeed.”