I am also involved in other activities including the regular Rural team meetings, the communications forum, and regular APC meetings. I have just had my 12 month APC review where I was signed off to various levels on different competencies giving me confidence that I am progressing towards my exams next year. I have also recently attended CAAV tutorials, extremely useful in teaching probationer members a variety of different topics directly linked with my APC.
I enjoy my full week at Carter Jonas and I am always sure that my colleagues and superiors are there to help me when I need advice on any project.
Henry Liddiard, Graduate Surveyor
Week One in the life of a graduate
Having spent just one week working for Carter Jonas, one could be forgiven for assuming that my first days would be spent primarily in the office, whereas the complete opposite was true. I have visited estates where I will be involved in the day to day management, attended client meetings, inspected properties for market appraisals and valuations, and helped on the stand at an agricultural show.
With all this comes some time spent in the office helping with the paperwork that goes with all the above. I have also registered with RICS so that I can start work towards my APC by recording my experience and registered as a probationer member with CAAV, with Carter Jonas covering my professional fees. I attended the monthly team meeting where the team discuss budgets, PR, and general office matters to enable each person to see how their input helps in reaching targets.
Going forward I will be involved in a project taking me out of the office for a day a week. I can already see how the diversity of the job makes it so interesting and it is anybody’s guess what jobs and visits I will have in the coming months, but variety is one thing that seems assured.
Sophie Crookes, Graduate Surveyor