12.09.12 Local Business Entrepreneur jumps aboard ‘Careers Carousel’

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12th September 2012

Press release

Local Business Entrepreneur jumps aboard ‘Careers Carousel’

Local businessman and entrepreneur, Jamie Lester, Head of Haus Properties, recently attended Chiswick School’s ‘Progression Carousel’ on its Sixth Form induction day, where he gave an informative talk to students about career progression.

Students in attendance were given an insight into how Jamie got to where he is today, how they could get to the same position, and a typical ‘day in the life’ of a London estate agency owner. Jamie also took part in a ‘Careers Carousel’ where he and other professionals spent 30 minutes with students in an intimate questions and answers session.

Having been in business for over 14 years and worked his way up from an office junior post within an estate agency, all the way through to owning his own business and making it into the final three of Series 6 of The Apprentice, Jamie was able to shed light on what it is like to climb the almighty ‘career ladder’.

Matthew Sadler, Assistant Headteacher at Chiswick School, comments: “The core aim of the day was to encourage students to plan ahead for their futures, and to demonstrate that there are options available other than university. Career days really do play a crucial part in making sure all students progress to the next level, whether it’s through university, a work placement or a training course, students are in a position to start making progress now. We were really happy that Jamie agreed to be a guest speaker. The students gained a lot of knowledge and insight, and the day was a great success for everyone involved".

Jamie adds: “I have been around the country many times talking to young people about the next steps in their career – now I want to concentrate on my own local area, and talk to the local entrepreneurs of the future. The energy you get from the students is phenomenal, and if this inspires them then I feel privileged to have helped. The idea of a Careers Carousel is perfect. Talking to a whole year of students is one thing, but to sit and talk in a small, intimate group you can really start to understand the pressures they are under, and how keen they are to get on and have a successful career.”

For further information, please visit www.hausproperties.co.uk or call: 020 7751 0400.


Editor’s notes:

Haus Properties (www.hausproperties.co.uk) is a new concept in estate agency, set up by entrepreneur and former Apprentice candidate, Jamie Lester, with the aim of turning traditional estate agency on its head. There are currently offices in Fulham and Chiswick, and plans for further London offices in future.

Haus Properties offers property for sale and rent, as well as a property management service for landlords. It is fully regulated by the Office of Fair Trading and the Property Ombudsman.

Media contact:

For further press information, please contact Emma Ward Hunt or Lisa Northcott at Foundation PR: Tel: +44 (0)20 8542 7400 / +44 (0)7989 979 693 emma.wardhunt@foundation-pr.co.uk / lisa.northcott@foundation-pr.co.uk

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