Eleven surveyor award nominations for UCEM apprentices and alumni

Posted on: 25 September, 2018

UCEM is delighted to be strongly represented at an upcoming young surveyor awards evening.

Six UCEM apprentices feature in the shortlist for the Apprentice of the Year category of the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2018, while five former students are present in the Mentor of the Year, Quantity Surveying and Construction, and Valuation categories, respectively.

The six UCEM shortlisted apprentices in the 12-strong Apprentice of the Year category are: Surveying Technician – Real Estate Management apprentice, Adelle Rhule-Martin (GVA), Chartered Surveyor – Quantity Surveying apprentices, Aaran Pearson (Faithful+Gould) and Charlotte Hatt (AECOM) and Chartered Surveyor – Commercial Real Estate apprentices, Harvin Chohan (CBRE), Jessica Neale (CBRE) and Laura Rafferty-Trow (Spectrum Solicitors Ltd).

GVA’s Gillian Green, who completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying with UCEM in 2013, is nominated in the Mentor of the Year category. Faithful+Gould’s Jennifer Marshall, who graduated from UCEM’s MSc Quantity Surveying programme this year and Laura Collins from Rider Levett Bucknall, who graduated from the BSc Quantity Surveying programme in 2010, are both named in the Quantity Surveying and Construction category. Laura won the Alumni of the Year award at last year’s UCEM Property Awards.

The Valuation award category sees the Valuation Office Agency’s Lucy Edwards nominated, with Lucy having studied with the institution twice (Diploma in Surveying Practice and BSc Estate Management). Former Diploma in Surveying Practice student, Adam Henchcliffe of Countrywide Surveyors, is also in the mix for the valuation award.

UCEM’s Interim Director of Apprenticeships, John Pratt, commented: “This is fantastic news all round and I am delighted that six of our apprentices have been recognised for their hard work in this way.

“It shouldn’t surprise us that we have so many nominations in this category as we are currently the largest provider of surveying degree apprenticeships and this is a great endorsement of the work we are doing to facilitate the fledgling apprenticeship agenda.

“It’s also pleasing to see five different firms represented by the nominees and the achievement is just reward for them too which reflects well on their willingness to support apprentices in England. I hope to see many more success stories in future as our apprentice numbers continue to grow.”

UCEM Alumni Relationship Manager, Mo Fahey, added: “I’m delighted to see a strong alumni presence within the nominations of this prestigious awards evening. We have a huge number of former students flourishing in the Built Environment sector and it’s great to see five of them recognised for their recent efforts in the surveying industry.

“From those five, we have representatives who graduated from 2007 all the way up to this year which shows our unwavering support for Built Environment professionals which has been in place ever since our foundation in 1919.

“It is great to see these stories and I would urge any alumni out there who haven’t engaged with our Alumni Association to get in touch, reconnect with your peers and network with those who make up the association.”

The awards ceremony will take place on 30 November in London, where one of the nominees, as well as having the opportunity to win their category, will win the ultimate accolade of RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year 2018. For more information, visit ww2.rics.org/uk/training-events/rics-matrics-young-surveyor-of-the-year/