Innovative training provider hits the ground running


June 07, 2013

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Estate Agency All-Stars offers pre-employment training: turning enthusiastic trainees into key members of staff.  From day one new recruits function in a professional and productive manner, which has an immediate impact on their employer’s bottom line.

Estate Agency All-Stars has already selected, trained and placed numerous new recruits in agencies as far afield as Scotland, Manchester and London. The successful candidates all underwent a rigorous selection process that included psychometric testing, video interview and telephone screening.

The most promising applicants were then presented to prospective employers for interview. Once job offers were made, the budding estate agents learnt the basics of estate agency during an intensive ten-day pre-employment training programme run by renowned industry trainers Julian O’Dell and Peter Chapman.

The combination of a thorough vetting procedure and comprehensive training means that new recruits are able to be productive employees from day one. This innovative approach to recruitment is attracting considerable interest from estate agency firms, both corporate and independent, as well as individuals wanting to pursue a property career.

Some of the Estate Agency All-Stars already successfully placed are:

Charlotte Delph, 23, who joined leading regional estate agency group Gibbs Gillespie in May.

Owner Paul Gillespie, who interviewed Charlotte, comments: “The training course Charlotte went on had already given her an introduction to the key areas of estate agency: from legislation and conducting viewings, to handling fee enquiries and converting valuation opportunities.  This meant she could hit the ground running and, with our on-going training and support, I have no doubt she will become a valuable member of our team.”

Former junior broker Damien Bracey, 22, sailed through the application process to be offered the job of senior negotiator with West Bromwich-based estate agency group Worton Kelly.

Alex Worton, managing director, comments: “The concept appealed to us immediately. By coincidence, we had a position available in the company and, having been less than impressed with some of the traditional recruitment agencies we’d used, decided to give it a go. Damien was the first candidate we interviewed and we were, quite simply, blown away.”

Jamie Irvine, 23, was snapped up by the Bushey branch of award-winning Hertfordshire agents Imagine.

Estate Agency All-Stars director Joshua Rayner comments: “Rigorously vetted and pre-trained juniors can start making a contribution from their very first day and it’s gratifying to have some of the UK’s best estate agents demonstrate their belief in our new approach to recruitment. We are confident they will be the first of many.”

Moneypenny helps agents capture every opportunity and deliver outstanding levels of service. We are delighted to be supporting Estate Agency All-Stars