Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


$1 million invested in new jobs

$1 million invested in new jobs

New Zealand’s largest real estate group Harcourts is investing more than $1 million into the creation of new jobs, with the launch of its third intake into the New Zealand Real Estate Scholarship Programme™.

The programme is part of Harcourts’ drive to open up opportunities for people wanting to make the move into a real estate career, while continuing to earn a salary.

This year Harcourts’ business owners across the country are offering in excess of 20 placements to people who have never sold real estate before and are wanting to make the jump.

Recipients receive a base salary as well as fully subsidised training enabling them to earn their national certificate and licence in real estate. They are also mentored closely by the best in the business and are provided with all the marketing materials and support they need to start their real estate career.

The programme is an initiative of Harcourts Chief Executive Officer Hayden Duncan, who says the programme enables people form a variety of backgrounds and careers to pursue their dream into a real “This is a $1m investment into job creation and our economy. We choose people we believe have the drive and ability to succeed in the industry. We give them the best tools and support available, and the formula is working. Many of our scholars have carved out incredible careers for themselves.

“Our first scholars from 2012 have collectively sold over $60 million dollars of property – and these are people completely new to the industry.”

One such person is Tracy Denny, who was a 2013 scholarship recipient.

Tracy, 44, was a successful career woman, working in sales as a senior account manager for several large national and international companies.

“I always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to try real estate, but there was always the fear of giving up the security of a good income for something completely commission based.

“My husband saw the scholarship ad in the newspaper and told me it was the perfect opportunity for me. I applied and was absolutely thrilled to be accepted.

“I have two sons and so having a regular pay check and the cost of my training and licence paid for was Tracy says the support from Harcourts has been incredible, with senior team members mentoring her, as well as additional training and support from the Harcourts’ corporate team.

Tracy has had her licence for six months and has already sold six houses.

“And this is just the beginning. I am truly thankful to my owners, manager, work colleagues and husband for all their help along the way with my new journey in real estate, all made possible with the scholarship. I look forward to many successful years ahead here at Harcourts.”

The New Zealand Real Estate Scholarship Programme is for a period of twelve months and is available to anyone new to selling real estate. It includes:

• A competitive remuneration package

• National Certificate in Real Estate - Salesperson (all course expenses paid)

• REAA Real Estate Salesperson's License - 1st Year (all course expenses paid)

• Ongoing corporate Harcourts training

• $1,000 investment towards a personal profile and marketing collateral

• Access to New Zealand's leading real estate technology platform - Harcourts One

• Attendance to New Zealand's largest real estate conference in 2015 - the Harcourts New Zealand Conference

Harcourts welcomes applicants from all walks of life. They must be over the age of 18 and have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work permit.

Applications are open until the 30th of April. Visit www.opennewdoors.co.nz for more information and to start the journey into real estate that will change your life.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Pre-Budget: Computer Emergency Response Team, Assemble!

John Key told the country's first ever Cyber Security Summit in Auckland that the government had earmarked funding set up a national Computer Emergency Response Team to help prevent and act on cyber incidents in partnership with the private sector and other organisations. More>>

ALSO:

Job Cutter Goes: Mark Weldon To Step Down As MediaWorks CEO

“When I joined MediaWorks in August 2014, I had a mandate to lead a significant change programme to bring the business back from receivership into a position where it could once again be a strong competitor in the market, with a sound and sustainable future. It was a big brief, laden with inherent challenges, but I took it in good faith and have dedicated myself fully to the goal since." More>>

ALSO:

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news