Congratulations to Alisha Franklin who has completed her Level 2 Apprenticeship in Residential Property Letting and Management, and has secured full-time employment with Aston Estates!
Alisha initially went to college to study AS-levels in music technology, and psychology, however, didn’t enjoy it and was interested in starting a career in the property industry.
She then found an apprenticeship with Aston Estates where she cold gain high-quality experience within the sector.
Alisha has now moved into a senior role after completing her qualification! Alisha commented: "The most rewarding part was being promoted to Senior after finishing my apprenticeship and then being able to train the new apprentice taking my old role."
In her position with Aston estates, Alisha hopes to work towards an Assistant Manager role and in the future would like to open her own Estate Agency.
We asked Alisha some questions regarding her experience as an apprentice:
What piece of advice would you give to a young person looking for their first job?
I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship with Profound as they have been great with me over the past couple of years, being very supportive and helpful. I believe apprenticeships are a great way to start your career as you are still earning money as you are learning and then there is room for promotion afterwards.
Is there anything that you would have done differently in your career journey knowing what you know now?
I would not have done anything differently as I have progressed a lot more than I thought I would have done in such a short time period. I had more responsibility than most apprentices would have which has helped me to my position today and I have gained a lot of experience from it.
Do you think it’s important for non-university routes like apprenticeships and school leaver programmes to be promoted to school leavers? Why?
I do think that this is important as some people find it easier to learn by doing things rather than sitting in classrooms and taking exams. Sometimes, in jobs, common sense is more important than intelligence which is not shown through exams results.
What do you hope to get out of completing an apprenticeship? What is your ultimate career goal?
I’m currently working towards being Assistant Manager but when I have gained some more experience I would like to open my own estate agents with the help from my dad as he is a landlord as well as some other family members and friends.
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