Principal Thoughts: A positive Ofsted inspection – now let’s celebrate!

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reflects on UCEM’s successful Ofsted inspection and the hard work which went into it, and invites stakeholders…

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‘I consider one of our greatest achievements as business owners has been the development of our apprentices’: Q&A with an apprentice and their employer

We recently spoke to former UCEM apprentice, Sam Prideaux, and his director, Martin Munday, about their passion for apprenticeships. Sam and Martin work for Modus Construction Consultants - an award…

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‘Young people have such a strong capacity to learn and grow into the job’: Q&A with an apprentice and her employer

We love working with and hearing from SMEs who understand the importance of training their staff to become chartered surveyors. Page Hardy Harris is one of those firms, so we…

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Apprenticeships: what you need to know

What is an apprenticeship? Simply put, an apprenticeship is a job with training. Apprenticeships are available from levels 2–7, the equivalent of GCSEs all the way up to Master’s qualification.…

‘The best way to kick-start your career in the industry’: Q&A with an apprentice and her employer

UCEM has worked in partnership with commercial property management and building consultancy firm, Workman LLP for many years. We caught up with our Chartered Surveyor apprentice (Building Surveying pathway), Tiffany…

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Podcast: Digging Deeper – Neurodiversity

Episode 5 of Digging Deeper focuses on neurodiversity.   What is neurodiversity? What language should be used with neurodiversity? What opportunities are there for neurodivergent people in the property industry?…

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Principal Thoughts: Forging a path ahead with our apprenticeships

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reflects on National Apprenticeship Week and UCEM’s journey a few years on since offering its first degree…

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Introducing… Our apprenticeship directors

Apprenticeships have become an increasingly integral staple of UCEM’s education provision since we first offered them in 2015. We continually survey the apprenticeship landscape to ensure we are offering the…

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Introducing… Our apprenticeship outcomes officers

We have 18 apprenticeship outcomes officers (AOOs) in total who provide one-to-one support to our apprentices. The AOO role is all-encompassing and includes providing pastoral support and ensuring apprentices and…

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Introducing… Our Business Development Team

UCEM started offering apprenticeships in 2015 just around the same time as the institution’s business development team was formed. Our business development team is central to our work on apprenticeships…

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Podcast: UCEM in conversation with… Josh Olney

Episode 5 of our 'UCEM in conversation with...' podcast series sees UCEM PR and social media manager, Andrew Belt, speak to Josh Olney - AKA The Apprenticeship Guy.   Josh…

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In focus: Our nominees for the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2020 – Dan Nixon

Three UCEM apprentices and three alumni have been nominated in various categories at this year’s RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.   In the lead-up to the Awards,…