Real estate scholarship programme enters its fourth year
Highly successful real estate scholarship programme enters its fourth year
New Zealand’s leading real estate agency is once again aiming to attract new professionals to join the industry and enticing junior real estate personnel to look at expanding their career potential – through the country’s biggest scholarship programme for the property sector.
The Bayleys Scholarship programme was launched in 2010, and proved so successful in attracting new and junior personnel to the property sector over the past three years, that the initiative has been extended for another year.
Bayleys Real Estate managing director Mike Bayley said the 2013 Bayleys Scholarship applications had just opened and would be received through until April 5.
Mike Bayley said that this year again, the emphasis on scholarships was firstly to entice salespeople with limited current real estate sales experience who are looking to move from other agencies, to one where training and personal development are treated with the utmost importance and resource commitment.
“Over the years which the Bayleys Scholarship has been running, we have been consistently overwhelmed at the sheer volume and calibre of applications which have been received,” Mr Bayley said.
“To date, the Bayleys Scholarship programme has taken on 41 new entrants into the industry, as well as 13 other additional new employees who didn’t qualify for a scholarship but joined the company through more traditional avenues.
“That’s an outstanding commitment to the greater real estate industry. Our past scholarship recipients are now firmly entrenched with Bayleys in the broad spectrum of real estate in New Zealand - encompassing the country, commercial and industrial, and residential sectors and in our franchise network across New Zealand – from Kerikeri to Queenstown.
“This shows the powerful attraction of the Bayleys brand in the real estate sales marketplace. Staff want to work for a brand they can be proud of, a brand that has huge public respect, and a brand which will enable them to make long and prosperous careers for themselves,” he said.
”Of course, the Bayleys Scholarship will still be open to individuals from other professions looking at launching a new career in real estate sales. Already we have had a number of discussions with people with sales careers in other industry sectors, with people whose jobs involve high degrees of customer service, and with people coming from high-earning jobs where self-motivation is a cornerstone.”
Mike Bayley said the Bayleys Scholarship was designed to give successful recipients the skills, knowledge, tools, and support they need to make it to the top in the real estate industry.
Scholarship applications are available through
the company’s website www.bayleys.co.nz