03 April 2017
On 27 March, we launched the first cohort of apprentices in to the Housing and Property Management Apprenticeship Scheme Pilot. Property Management company, Rendall & Rittner champions apprenticeships through the official Trailblazer scheme and a ‘collaboration group’ combining the Catch22 apprenticeship consultancy, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), and the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM). Fourteen apprentices met at Rendall and Rittner’s head office to begin their training and were joined by partners from the collaboration group.
Catch22 along with Rendall & Rittner, CIH and, IRPM, have worked closely together to form the new 18-month Property Management Apprenticeship Pilot Scheme. The Pilot will deliver a new Level 3 Housing and Property Management Apprenticeship Scheme in line with the government’s apprenticeship standard and through the programme, apprentices will learn general law, leasehold finance, land and built environment and customer service. Looking forward, the collaboration aims to launch Levels 2 and 4 in Housing and Property Management to the wider public and private sectors thereafter.
Asi Panditharatna, Director of Catch22 Apprenticeships and Employability said:
‘We are delighted to be getting the apprenticeship trailblazer underway and thrilled to be working with such committed employers and partners. We are also grateful to Rendall & Rittner for supporting this pilot. Catch22 has a unique partnership with the Institute of Residential Property Management and the Chartered Institute of Housing and we encourage other employers in the sector to work with us to ensure their staff benefit from this incredible apprenticeship.
Matt Rittner, Founding Director of Rendall & Rittner added:
‘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. We are excited to have been successful in finding the right calibre of apprentices, who we are sure will go on to have a significant impact on the future of this sector – we wish them the best of luck in their new roles.
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