Sophie Carr Castledene Property Management
Congratulations to August’s Apprentice of the Month, Sophie Carr! Who is currently completing her Level 2 Apprenticeship in Residential Lettings and Property Management with Profound Services at Castledene Property Management.
Castledene is the 2014 Letting Agency of Year. Castledene is a friendly and professional company based in Peterlee and offering an all-around service of lettings, sourcing, property management and construction all under one roof.
We asked Sophie a few questions regarding her experience as an Apprentice:
How did you hear about apprenticeships?
I heard about apprenticeships through my careers advisor, I liked the idea of the hands on approach as this is my preferred way of learning.
How did you find your apprenticeship?
I found about this apprenticeship through a friend who works in the property industry.
How do you find balancing your work with studying?
I find that balancing my work and studying is not a problem as both Castledene, and Profound help me balance my workload and studies as they give me realistic targets and time to complete these to the best of my ability and at ease.
What are you hoping to get out of your apprenticeship?
I am hoping to complete my Level 2 Qualification in Residential Lettings and property Management and to gain full time employment and pursue a career with Castledene, fingers crossed….
How has it changed your life?
It has given me another choice of career as this is the second apprenticeship I have completed, and I could not have made a better choice. I now have more insight into the property sector and it has motivated me to pursue a career in this industry as there are so many opportunities.
What advice would you give to young people unsure whether or not to go to college, uni or do an apprenticeship?
I would highly recommend apprenticeships to anyone as you get to feel exactly what you would be doing in the job, gaining experience and learning all at the same time , and not forgetting that you get a salary while you are learning all the necessary aspects of the job, bonus all round.
Sophie’s training assessor, Colin, commented: “As Sophie's assessor I chose Sophie as the apprentice of the month for a number of reasons. Sophie has been on programme for around 9 months now and in that time Sophie has completed all the work tasks I have set her without fail, always being prepared for the meetings we have, and has developed a good knowledge of her job role though her learning and research on the technical elements of the qualification. When I first met Sophie she was quiet, but over the last 9 months has turned into a really outgoing person, able to deal with complicated queries and Landlords and become a valuable member of the Lettings team which has been emphasised on the Managers comments on her review forms. Her standard of written work and product evidence that she has produced is excellent and a joy to assess. Sophie has a few months left on her apprenticeship and is hoping to gain Full time employment and pursue her career in the property industry with Castledene Property Management.”
Profound Services and Castledene Property Management wish Sophie every success in her career!
If you are interested about doing an Apprenticeship or if you’re an employer who is looking to take on an Apprentice why not get in touch with us on 0191 587 4570 and we will discuss all your options.