A YORKSHIRE residential sales and letting agency has said “You’re hired!” to its inaugural intake of apprentices.
Linley & Simpson has recruited three new starters with the aim of equipping them with all the skills required to pursue a successful career.
Rosie Wilson, 19, will be based at the company’s office in Micklegate, York; Tom Sugden, 20, will hone his skills with the team at Princes Square, Harrogate, while Ed Simpson, 18, will work in Leeds on Swinegate.
They will spend a year at the award-winning company gaining a first-hand insight into the profession while studying for a NVQ Level 2 in estate or letting agency.
“This is one of a number of ways in which we are investing in the future,” said HR and Training Manager, Paula Ingham. “We want to support the pool of young talent that exists across Yorkshire and train, mentor and mould them into become the letting or estate agents of tomorrow.
“Promoting the value of apprenticeships in this way adds an extra dimension to our recruitment programme and if this pilot is successful, we will repeat it.”
She added: “They will receive hands-on experience of either the sales or rental side of our business, hopefully with a qualification to their name at the end of it. And nothing would give us greater pleasure than to retain them, and their newly-developed skills, within Linley & Simpson.”
The independent agency, which employs more than 130 people, has an expanding network of ten offices across Yorkshire, including three in Leeds, Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby, York, Wakefield, Ilkley and Saltaire.