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Trailblazer apprenticeship in Housing and Property Management launched

31 March 2017

Fourteen apprentices began their Housing and Property Management apprenticeship Monday at an event at the Rendall and Rittner head office in Aldgate, London.

They were joined by partners from a collaboration group combining Catch22, the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Other companies and their apprentices including those from Waltham Estates also attended the event.

Rendall and Rittner has championed apprenticeships through the government's Trailblazer initiative and formed the collaboration group as a result.

Of the 14 apprentices, seven will work with Rendall and Rittner across a number of departments.

Two apprentices on the pilot scheme joined while already working for Rendall and Rittner as onsite members of staff.

Founding director Matt Rittner said: “Today marked the launch of the first apprenticeship scheme of its kind in housing and property management, proving how important this part of the industry is for the future of property developments.

"We were delighted to be able to gather all partners and our apprentices together, to fully launch the project and get them settled into a six-week online training programme."

The five new apprentices, who have customer service and administrative backgrounds with John Lewis, Waitrose, solicitors, estate agents and other retail companies will begin the scheme by accompanying assistant property managers, visiting sites and working with them to learn fully about the intricate processes and procedures of property management.

Rendall and Rittner along with Catch22, accredited assessment body CIH and housing industry membership company, IRPM, have worked closely together to form the new 18-month pilot scheme.

The apprentices will have their journey and progress tracked to ensure compliance against the Standard and Assessment Plan.

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