INNES England is celebrating the strengthening of its team after Leicester professional Sian Cawthorne has qualified as a chartered surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Sian has achieved a first time pass in the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), which requires a minimum of two years’ structured training, including practical experience and exams, leading to full membership of RICS.
This is the latest success for Innes England’s RICS accredited training programme, which runs across the firms three regional offices in Leicester, Nottingham and Derby. The firm currently has 12 other trainees on its APC programme, including surveyors from its clients Pendragon, Jelson and Sladen Estates.
Sian said: “I found the APC process an opportunity to prove to an independent panel my capabilities as a surveyor. My chartered status is a respected sign of my hard work and dedication, recognised by the business community. Clients and colleagues have additional trust and confidence in my ability, and as a surveyor being a member of RICS is a critical requirement for my work in providing professional advice.
“I received a high level of structured support and practical experience in all aspects of work within the company’s professional, agency and management departments assisting with valuations and landlord and tenant instructions. This, along with our in-house APC study sessions, ensured that I was fully prepared for the final interview, helping me to achieve a first time pass. I am now looking forward to progressing my career as a chartered surveyor working with the firm’s asset management clients.”
Peter Doleman, director of Innes England’s Leicester office says: “We strongly believe in nurturing home grown talent and I’m delighted for Sian in achieving a first time pass. We are proud of our APC training programme and feel that by supporting our trainees throughout the learning process, they acquire a great deal of confidence and experience which prepares them for when they qualify. Sian is already an asset to the team.”