PROPERTY agency Walton Robinson has a long track record of employing apprentices in its fourteen year history and their two new recruits have been brought on board to help expand the administration and marketing departments.
Walton Robinson, who has a respected reputation for delivering first class service in sales, lettings and buy-to-let investments, teamed up with apprenticeship provider 3aaa Aspire Achieve Advance to find the perfect new additions to the company.
Seventeen year old Anna Smith is completing an apprenticeship in Digital Marketing at Walton Robinson. Anna said; “I have always been interested in marketing and social media and since I started working at WR I am confident I want to pursue this as a career. I chose WR because it is an independent company. I like that I can take on more responsibility in the marketing team and have the chance to learn more than I would with a larger company.”
Chloe Nellist, also seventeen, is working at WR whilst completing her apprenticeship in Business Administration. Chloe said; “I didn’t enjoy college, I prefer a work place environment. I think an apprenticeship will develop my skills and knowledge a lot more than college did or could”.
The Walton Robinson workforce has greatly expanded over recent years and the timing is perfect as the company are set to move into newly refurbished offices in the Grade II listed Bruce Building on Percy Street this month, with plenty of room to continue the growth.
Already well established as a student and professional letting agent and with many years of experience in handling buy to let sales, Walton Robinson are investing into the residential sales side of the business and expanding their range of services.
Nicola Bishop, who started her career with Walton Robinson as an apprentice in the administration department in 2010, has progressed through the company to the role of office manager and helps to recruit new apprentices to the business. Nicola said “Walton Robinson have helped me achieve apprenticeships in business administration and customer service. As well as working towards a qualification in management I am currently helping several members of our team to complete their own apprenticeships. It’s a great opportunity for Anna and Chloe to earn money while learning and developing practical workplace skills in their chosen career.”
Alan Green, Academy Manager at 3aaa Aspire Achieve Advance, said; “Apprenticeships rely heavily on committed employers such as Walton Robinson as they are the backbone of apprenticeships and our Joint Success. Partnerships with employers such as Walton Robinson provide life changing opportunities for young people in the North East and across England. Chloe and Anna are typical of the dedicated candidates we attract to our programmes without their dedication and hard work these opportunities would not be possible.
Alan added: “Nicola is living proof that apprenticeships are a real alternative to other routes such as university, she has progressed and is highly successful as office Manager.The candidates and employer are a credit to the North east business community and should be congratulated on their dedication and commitment to apprenticeships.”
For more information on Walton Robinson visit: http://www.waltonrobinson.com
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