Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 10.57.14A North East chartered surveyor and estate agent is developing the next generation of property experts with a new apprenticeship programme.

Bradley Hall recruited 20-year-old Rebecca March at its recently relocated Gosforth office as part of the ongoing company expansion.

Rebecca, from Chopwell, Tyne and Wear, was attracted to the level 2 business administration apprenticeship thanks to the ‘earn as you learn’ aspect. She said: “The apprenticeship is perfect for me as I can earn a wage whist learning and developing my skills in a real working environment. I feel I can start to stand on my own two feet and begin my adult life. I recently began driving lessons which I wouldn’t have been able to do if it wasn’t for this role.

“I was instantly made to feel welcome and part of the Bradley Hall team. The role has given me so much confidence thanks to the tasks and responsibilities which I have been given by my mentors in the office. I learn something new every day and have developed my knowledge of the market, how to handle communications with clients and colleagues, how to manage enquiries, viewings and valuations and how to manage admin duties within the office.

“I have now taken my first step onto the career ladder and I hope to progress within Bradley Hall. I am very excited about my future in the industry thanks to my apprenticeship.”

Rebecca’s apprenticeship programme is set to last 12 months, with visits from a tutor every six weeks alongside assessments and observations.

Carol McElvanney, Gosforth office manager said: “Rebecca instantly impressed us with her work ethic and enthusiasm. The apprenticeship role is mainly business administration, however, she has been keen to learn a lot about the property industry. She has a great future ahead of her within the sector.

“This year has been an exciting year for Bradley Hall, with the expansion of our office in Gosforth, a new office opening in Alnwick and we now have the capacity to train the next generation of property experts. The success of the apprenticeship programme so far encourages us to take on further trainees and help the young people of the North East into careers in the property industry.”

Bradley Hall recently expanded by opening the Alnwick office, and the company now employs 28 people and has four offices throughout the North East, including Durham, Alnwick, Newcastle city centre and Gosforth. The company also recently reached a £1.5m turnover.

The company offers a full range of property services including valuation, commercial and residential agency, property management, business sales and disposals, acquisitions, rating appeals and town planning.

For more information on Bradley Hall’s commercial and residential services, please visit www.bradleyhall.co.uk or call the Gosforth office on 0191 284 2255.