Thinking about becoming and Estate Agent?? We offer a range of apprenticeship schemes to help get you started.

We have been working with a couple of Apprenticeship providers since 2011 and over the past 6 years have taken on a number of apprenticeships for various trainee positions within the company in both our sales and lettings departments and across all of our office locations.

We tailor our induction training and ongoing training around each individual who works for us. This approach seems to work well for the apprentices and trainees as each come to us with a different skill set and level of experience. By tailoring the training we give we hope that we support the staff from day one and offer them a personal plan to help them reach their goals. By breaking their induction down and having regular one to one meetings we can closely monitor the progress and adjust the plan to suit the trainee and ourselves.

If you are interested in a trainee/apprenticeship scheme email us directly here. Meet some of our apprentices below and see what they think.

Meet some of the team and find out what they think…

Josh McHugh

I joined Richard James in November 2011 through the apprenticeship scheme and am into my third year now.

Looking back it couldn’t have gone any better. The support and training at hand was second to none and there was never and still isn’t such a thing as too many questions. I joined the company with minimal experience in the field but three years on there isn’t any task that seems to gruelling.

The company itself is a fantastic place to be at the current time and it’s so exciting to see where it’s heading.

Nicole Smith 

When I left school I looked into the apprenticeship scheme and all the different jobs they had to offer. When I applied to work for Richard James Estate Agents it offered me a challenge and the chance to get involved in something that I hadn’t done before which was working with the public.

Three years down the line and having worked for almost two years in our Lettings Department and then the opportunity to work with the sales team for a year, I have had a chance to be involved in everything Richard James has to offer.

I still enjoy every day working with the staff and the variety of clients we deal with.

Kyran Jones

Having joined Richard James in November 2012 as an apprentice in the office I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here gaining lots of experience in the industry. Richard James really supported me throughout the apprenticeship allowing me all the time I needed to study and meet with my assessor regularly and helping with tasks I needed to complete.

Being based in the Old Town Office is a great opportunity to be part of a larger team and get involved in all aspects of the job. I have learnt an incredible amount in the time that I have been here working in a great environment with lots of experience around me. Having now been taken on full time it’s great to be part of a really pro-active team not just in Old Town but Richard James as a whole and I am now involved in training our new apprentices which is a pleasure and I think it shows that Richard and the team have confidence in me, which I would never have had if It hadn’t have been for their ongoing support.