Loveitts Estate Agents, which this year celebrates its 175th anniversary, has just recruited its latest apprentice to bring the total number to five across the region.

All the apprentices have come on board over the past year as part of a new initiative to introduce young blood into the business and accommodate increased growth.

One of the latest recruits is Lauren O’Donnell who is based at the newly expanded Nuneaton office.

The majority of the incoming apprentices have had to tackle the stresses and strains of college prior to their arrival at Loveitts. This however is a vastly different story to 18-year-old Lauren who joins the business having spent the past two years as a frontline combat medic in the British Army.

Lauren joined the army at 16 as a combat medical technician which required her to give first aid on the battlefield, provide medical training to the army, supply medical support, help with evacuations in hostile conditions and provide health education to the various branches of the British army.

Lauren has now decided to swap bandages for business cards as she looks to pursue a new career in the property world.

Three further apprentices have joined the team each specialising in a different sector of the business.

Joseph Russell is the youngest of the four apprentices who first walked through Loveitts Coventry office doors five months ago after coming straight out of Coventry City college. The confident 17-year-old could not refuse the lure of diving straight into a working environment by taking a position in the company’s commercial property department.

Also, based in the Coventry office is 16-year-old Fynn Hampson-Cleeland who joined in January after GCSE’S at School. Fynn, who has always been interested in property, is involved in the day to day admin work as an Apprentice Administrator with a view to progressing to a sales negotiation role.

Like most of his fellow apprentices, Aaron Dosangh has joined Loveitts straight from college where he completed an extended diploma at Henley. The 18-year-old is over the moon about integrating himself in his new working environment and look forward to the excitement of developing further in property management under Chris Edsall.

Louisa Saiya, who is based at the Leamington Spa branch, will be supporting the team in property management and will be looking after landlords and tenants across south Warwickshire. The 19-year-old joined in the October of 2017 after studying photography at college and is proving to be a very valuable member of the team.

With a reluctance to embark on further education at College or University, Louisa opted for estate agency. With Loveitts standing head and shoulders above her other choices, the lure of being thrown into the property environment was too exciting to turn down.

Sally Smith, Director of Loveitts is delighted with the influx of new apprentices and commented: “Each and every apprentice has already made a positive impact since their arrival with us at Loveitts. Their work ethic speaks for itself and we can see each and every one of the apprentices will have a prosperous career in estate agency.

“As we celebrate our 175th anniversary, 2018 marks a new chapter for Loveitts and we want to continue the company’s progression by ensuring that we have the grassroots in place to cement the future of Loveitts Estate Agents.”