Countrywide’s Trainee Surveyor Programme fills first and second cohorts quickly with huge demand from property professionals

Countrywide Surveying Services

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Countrywide continues to work with RICS to recruit a new generation of surveyors with more places for a programme commencing in January 2014.

The demand for a career in residential surveying is high according to Countrywide Surveying Services, one of the UK’s largest employers of residential surveyors and valuers in the UK.

Countrywide Surveying Services recently launched the first major surveyor trainee scheme in the industry as part of its plans to recruit 90 professionals into its expanding surveyor team. The launch of its Trainee Surveyor Programme was met with high demand from property professionals looking to develop a career in residential surveying. The first and second cohorts amounting to 60 applicants filled in just a couple of weeks and Countrywide plans for another intake of 30 applicants in January 2014.

The trainees will undertake a fully supported training programme with completion in just 6 to 8 months, leading to Associate membership of RICS and the foundations to develop a longstanding career as a Chartered Surveyor. All trainees will receive a commensurate salary, company car, pension and healthcare benefits.

Countrywide Surveying Services part of Countrywide plc, the UK’s largest integrated property services group, is working very closely with RICS to lead the way in addressing the surveyor capacity issue and helping to develop solutions that will benefit the industry as a whole.

Paul Chapman, Managing Director, Countrywide Surveying Services said:“We are delighted by the initial response to our Trainee Surveyor Programme. It is clear from the huge response we received for a place on our Programme that there is high demand for jobs and careers in the residential surveying industry. Encouraging new blood into the surveying profession is key to unlocking the surveyor capacity issue and we are pleased to be at the forefront of recruiting, training and developing talented individuals who are keen to develop a career as a professional surveyor.”

If you have a minimum of four years residential property experience or are degree qualified and worked in the property industry for two years, you can find further information about the Trainee Surveyor Programme by contacting Paul Cutbill, Head of Professional Development, Countrywide Surveying Service email: paul.cutbill@cwsurveyors.co.uk or visit www.countrywide.co.uk/traineesurveyors

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