Last year we launched an initiative to help staff within our clients and partner organisations in becoming full members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) by helping them pass the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).
Under the scheme, experts from across our offices offer training and mentoring to provide the knowledge they need to pass the APC training. Candidates prepare for the assessment by taking part in mock interviews and receiving advice from the firm on presentation and interview skills.
Katie Hicklin, estates surveyor at the Co-operative Group, has also recently benefited from our mentoring scheme and successfully passed her APC in April this year. We assisted Katie through the process including providing guidance and a mock assessment prior to her APC. Katie commented, “The mentoring and training provided by Sanderson Weatherall was incredibly helpful in enabling me to gain my full qualification”.
Alan Stell, National Estate Manager at the Co-operative Group said, “The Co-op appreciate the support from our external partners, Sanderson Weatherall, in not only providing the transactional support but also the external development for our colleagues. It is a true value added service which strengthens our relationship with an already valued supplier”.
The APC consists of a written submission and a professional interview. These take place after acquiring at least two years’ relevant experience and completing a structured training programme, which provides a broad range of experience across different disciplines and departments.
David Rastrick, partner in our Leeds office commented, “At Sanderson Weatherall our graduates have a very high success rate when it comes to passing their APC. As chartered surveyors we are well versed in APC requirements and are always happy to help equip individuals from our partner organisations with the skills needed to pass their own assessments.”
So far, graduates from Greggs, SIG, Costcutter, Canal & River Trust and Town Centre Securities have benefited from the mentoring scheme, which is offered at all our offices nationwide.
For more questions about the scheme please contact David Rastrick.