Regency Properties lettings agent has been presented with a certificate of achievement from the Festival of Learning Award 2017.
The award is in recognition of their commitment to learning. Regency Properties, based in Margate, was nominated by the East Kent College Employability Team as an excellent example of partnership working between a local employer and the college.
Over the past few years Regency Properties has provided work placement opportunities for unemployed people, helping them to gain both skills and confidence. The candidates were given a chance to have a real work experience opportunity, following a supportive induction to lettings. Regency Properties has provided one young person with an apprenticeship and two local mums with employment.
Director Neil Appleton said: “Having people on a work placement gives both the employer and prospective employee an opportunity to see if the job role and individual are a mutual match for the business. Those who performed well on their placement are still with us now and undertaking lettings management qualifications to further develop their skills”.
Programme director for Employability Kirsty McChesney added: “The Regency Properties team have gone above and beyond to provide our students with positive work experience opportunities. The induction and training process equips candidates with invaluable, transferable skills and knowledge. This is a great example of how work experience can be a success if the match is right. We are so pleased that now three of our students have secured paid employment positions with the team”.