400th surveyor graduates from Countrywide Surveying Services training academy

Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS), one of the leading suppliers of valuation panel management services, has now seen over 400 surveyors graduate from its training academy.

Led by Sam Holton, Head of Trainee Development at Countrywide Surveying Services, assisted by Sarah Chalmers-Stevens and Richard Bennett, the latest batch of 19 trainees all successfully passed the rigorous training programme to become a fully-qualified AssocRICS surveyor.

This takes the final number of trainees who have graduated from the CSS training academy to over 400, a number which is set to further increase. Over the course of 2022, CSS is set to double the number of AssocRICS assessment qualification windows in a bid to get more residential surveyors certified and out into the industry.

In partnership with RICS, these AssocRICS assessment qualification windows have previously taken place on a bi-annual basis and provide the opportunity for trainees to take their relevant examinations within this timeframe. In 2022, these assessment windows will occur on a quarterly basis.

Matthew Cumber, managing director of Countrywide Surveying Services, said:

“The success of our academy is down to the skill and dedication of the whole team alongside some inspirational mentors. To reach the landmark figure of 400 successful graduates really does demonstrate the quality of our recruitment process, the expert support they receive along their journey and our ongoing commitment to attracting and training the next generation of surveyors.”