A big increase in the number of apprenticeships offered by commercial property companies to school leavers could help solve the national skills shortage, according to national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).
Adam Ramshaw, Regional Director for the Midlands, said: “LSH is committed to providing more opportunities for young people who want to start a career early. There’s nothing wrong with the traditional university route, but I think the industry is missing a trick by not doing more to capture talent earlier. This would help bring much needed diversity into our industry.
“Attracting people of all ages is a challenge, but one thing we are focused on is providing high quality apprenticeships,” said Adam. “It’s a win-win. We’re able to bring talented people into the business and they can begin a rewarding career in an exciting industry without the burden of a large student loan.”