Do you have residential property industry experience?

If you answered yes to these questions, Countrywide Surveying Services, one of the UK’s largest employers of residential surveyors and Valuers in the UK, and an appointed Valuer to all major lenders wants to hear from you.

Countrywide Surveying Services part of Countrywide plc, the UK’s largest integrated property services group with over 10,000 employees is launching the first major surveyor trainee scheme in the industry to attract and develop new talent to join the surveying profession following growth in market share, successfully winning new contracts with growing lenders and an improving housing market.

Countrywide is pleased to announce its Fast Track Trainee Surveyor Programme which is open to all property professionals with a minimum four years relevant residential property industry expertise or two years if degree qualified. This programme aims to source the best and brightest talent to join our expanding surveyor teams and assist with a busy surveying profession due to the recent upturn in mortgage market activity.
If your application is successful, you will receive a fully supported training package including a commensurate salary, company car, performance related pay, pension and healthcare benefits plus the highest quality of training from the UK’s leading property services group.

Successful completion of the training programme will lead to Associate membership  of RICS and the foundations are then in place to develop a longer term professional career as a Chartered Surveyor. Countrywide Surveying Services plans to recruit 90 suitable professionals with two intakes of 30 planned in October 2013 and a further 30 in January 2014 and welcomes suitable candidates from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales with many opportunities in London and South East.
Paul Chapman, Managing Director, Countrywide Surveying Services said: “We are pleased to be at the forefront of developments in major trainee surveyor schemes.  This will provide fantastic opportunities for talented individuals to develop a professional career and at the same time help in addressing the capacity issue facing the industry.

Encouraging and training new blood to join the surveying profession is one of the key solutions to addressing this industry wide issue. Introducing these types of schemes and encouraging more talent to join the profession and demonstrating the value in building a career as a surveyor is key to achieving longevity.”
Peter Bolton King, Global Residential Director at the RICS added “I am delighted to see that Countrywide are increasing their number of Trainee Surveyors. As the market picks up there is no doubt that there is a need for new entrants into the profession and Countrywide’s commitment to helping this is very welcome.”

How to apply: Opportunities are available now so if you have a minimum of four years residential property experience or are two years degree qualified and working in the property industry, are customer focussed with a strong personal drive, you can find further information about this Fast Track Trainee Surveyor Programme by contacting Paul Cutbill, Head of Professional Development, Countrywide Surveying Services email: paul.cutbill@cwsurveyors.co.uk