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Recruitment

The South West is one of the most active and vibrant property markets in the country and here at Vickery Holman we are pleased to be one of the leading consultants within it. Offering progression, creativity, commitment, training and support we value the careers of all our team.  As an employer Vickery Holman provides a challenging, dynamic and rewarding professional environment in which to work. It has a culture that positively encourages employees to develop themselves, the team and the business as a whole.

We provide an active social environment for our employees and welcome innovative ideas into our business practice. As well as our dynamic working environment, we are also perfectly placed for enjoying our inspiring, beautiful, relaxing and dramatic surroundings. So survey your surroundings then see what Vickery Holman has to offer your career and your life.

If you would like to be a part of our team and think that you have the skills that we are looking for as an employer, please contact our HR Manager with your CV and covering letter.

Training

For many years Vickery Holman has been committed to the training of its staff, including providing opportunities to ensure surveyors complete their requirements for Life Long Learning (LLL). This commitment to the training of our staff is reflected in the pro-active manner in which it is approached, with variety and flexibility encouraged. 

On completing courses, staff are encouraged to provide a presentation and written summary for dissemination to other members employees within the company and this can also take the form of a promotional event to clients. Training includes regular meetings within divisions and across the offices, in regular company training days and weekends.

Graduate Scheme

So you want to be a Chartered Surveyor? Well you will have to complete your Assessment of Professional Competence first, which includes a minimum of 24 months structured training and a final assessment interview. For more detailed information refer to the RICS web link below.

Vickery Holman has always been committed to training Graduates since we regard them as the lifeblood of the company. Therefore substantial resources are allocated by our Training Co-ordinator, who will offer guidance for implementation of the extensive Graduate Training Programme for entry into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Amongst the current staff you will find 5 APC Assessors; an RICS appointed Arbitrator; a former Chairman of the Pyramus & Thysbe Club and a former Chairman of the MATRICS organization.

Within three months of joining you will have a structured training plan with Councillor and Supervisor appointed, the latter usually being a recently qualified Graduate who can give you up to date and relevant advice. You will have constant support from supervisors as well as the rest of the staff, and at least once every six months a review of overall progress with your counsellor to ensure all competencies are covered and that interim and final assessments are completed on time.

Vickery Holman have five senior staff who are actively involved with the APC assessment panels, sitting as Chairman or assessors, therefore no Vickery Holman graduate sits in front of a RICS panel without undertaking a mock interview first. All graduates sit at least two mock interviews with our in house panel ensuring all candidates are fully prepared before sitting the final assessment. All find it invaluable experience in preparing for the actual assessment and many say the Vickery Holman panel is realistic, ensuring a high pass rate is achieved.

The company structure enables development of specialist knowledge in a diverse range of subjects allowing graduates to move within divisions to ensure a variety of experience is gained. You will be working alongside other graduates also studying for their APC and we have good links with the local APC Doctors who are on hand to provide further support and guidance on the APC process. Vickery Holman is proud to say that they have had a 100% first attempt pass rate for all its graduates under taking their APC.

Applications are accepted throughout the year, with graduate interviews normally taking place early in the New Year. If you are already in employment, but not happy with your training and progress, we would also like to hear from you.

 

Useful Links

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
www.rics.org
Plymouth City Council
www.plymouth.gov.uk
Exeter City Council
www.exeter.gov.uk
Truro City Council
www.truro.gov.uk
Dartmoor National Park Authority
www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk
The Met Office
www.metoffice.gov.uk
The Eden Project
www.edenproject.com
The National Trust
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Visit Cornwall
www.cornwalltouristboard.co.uk
Cornwall and Devon
www.cornwall-devon.com
Miller Countrywide
www.millercountrywide.co.uk
Underhill Property
www.underhillproperty.com
Stags
www.stags.co.uk
Waterfront and Country homes
www.waterfrontandcountryhomes.com