Property company invests in talents of the future

NEW RECRUITS: Left to right, Shelby Jones, Michaela Wright, Sophie Carr and Matthew Kitch.
NEW RECRUITS: Left to right, Shelby Jones, Michaela Wright, Sophie Carr and Matthew Kitch.
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A SALES and lettings company is investing in new talent by recruiting four apprentices to its growing team.

The Castledene Group has appointed Shelby Jones, Michaela Wright, Sophie Carr and Matthew Kitch as office administrators at four of its branches in Easington, Seaham, Stanley and Bishop Auckland.

We are very pleased to provide our four new apprentices with their first steps on the career ladder. We look forward to showing them the fast-paced world of property, and to helping them to grow and develop as members of the Castledene team.

John Paul, managing director, Castledene Group

Shelby, 20, from Peterlee, joins Castledene’s Easington branch. Her role includes organising viewings, producing property details and handling phone enquiries.

Michaela Wright, 19, is the newest member of Castledene’s Stanley office.

Sophie Carr, 19, from Easington Colliery, joins Castledene’s Seaham branch. Sophie also achieved her apprenticeship through Profound Services, and is working towards the ABBE Level 2 Certificate in Property: Residential Property Letting and Management.

Matthew Kitch, 18, has joined the Bishop Auckland branch and will be working towards the Business Administration Level 3 qualification throughout his apprenticeship.

As well as the latest recruits The Castledene Group also welcomed accounts manager Nicole McPhail, portfolio manager Kayleigh West, office administrator Jean Rankin, sales negotiator Jennifer Eliot and branch manager Kathryn Pentland to the company in the last month.

Managing director John Paul said: “We’re delighted to welcome our nine new recruits to Castledene as part of our continued growth.”

He said investing in future talent is invaluable, and said the company was “very pleased to provide our four new apprentices with their first steps on the career ladder. We look forward to showing them the fast-paced world of property, and to helping them to grow and develop as members of the Castledene team.”

The Castledene Group was founded in 2008 and manages more than 2,000 properties.