6 Types of Employment and Training Opportunities in the Property Sector
Published by The Landsite on 5th November 2020 -
With all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 the new lockdown which has come into effect in England today - it could be a good time to look at new employment and training opportunities in the property and wider real estate sector
Find a new position that’s perfect for you, or add a little sparkle to that CV that will help you succeed when things finally go back to ‘normal’. Does this sound a bit scary? Not sure where to start? Well, don’t worry that’s what we’re here for. We’ll run you through the types of employment and training opportunities in the property sector that are available.
Employment opportunities in the property sector
If you don’t want to go to university, and want to go straight into a trade, apprenticeships in the property sector might be right for you.
This means you’ll go straight into work, learn from experts trained to get the best out of you. This could take anywhere between 1 and 6 years depending on your chosen field and can lead straight into a fully paid, full time job (if you get your qualifications).
Say you’ve completed your degree and now you’re looking for a job. Many property firms have graduate schemesthat have been tried and tested for years - why not go for one of them?
They’re a great opportunity and open to university leavers only so can sometimes mean a bit more money for the applicant.
Entry-level jobs and beyond
If you’ve done some training, or if you’re just starting out, you can find a lot of employment opportunities in the same place; job sites.
Pick your specific search term (usually the job title you work and the location) and start scrolling.
Take the time to write cover letters for each application; they’ll appreciate the personal touch. You can also try networking in the sector, especially if you’ve already got a lot of experience. A personal recommendation will go much further than any cv!
Training opportunities in the property sector
The traditional approach for training for a job in the property sector is to complete a degree in a chosen field that you will specialise once you leave university.
This will give you a good grounding in the subject, good theoretical knowledge. If there’s an opportunity for a placement, take it. Great way to get hands-on experience and will be impressive for employers later on.
Postgraduate or conversion course
Don’t worry if you didn’t pick property as your first choice of course at university. There’s plenty of time to get into it. Many people decide to complete conversion courses, masters degrees and even PHDs in property once their undergrad is complete, so you definitely won’t be alone. However, this route can have a hefty cost associated with it. It is possible to get a ‘sponsorship’ from a company for this, though remember you will probably have to work for them once it’s ended.
It’s never too late to learn more about your area of the property sector. There are some fantastic courses online that can be part of your continued professional development (CPD) time, or can be done at home. This is highly worthwhile as most give you a professional and accredited qualification, however these can be quite costly and time-consuming so you must make sure it will fit in with your current position.
You could also do in-person courses and seminars with leading figures. You’ll often see these at trade shows and are a good opportunity to network. As you can see, there’s a wide range of employment and training opportunities in the property sector. It’s just a matter of finding the right one for you.
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