VOA launches its 2021 graduate scheme

VOA Graduate scheme

Acting Chief Executive, Jonathan Russell, and Chief Valuer, Alan Colston, introduce the graduate scheme. They also discuss how the VOA continues to successfully develop the next generation of Chartered Surveyors.

Statement from Jonathan Russell, acting Chief Executive of the VOA

“Here at the VOA we are always looking at how we can build a brighter future; we value the skills and fresh outlooks brought in by graduates. You are vital to helping us continue to adapt and thrive as a diverse team representing our communities.

Our graduate training programme aims to maintain our exceptional pass rate in the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Our graduates receive support from experienced surveyors, counsellors and RICS assessors, and have access to the huge range of skills, knowledge and resource across the Agency.

By joining us after graduating you’ll be helping to shape the work we do and making a significant difference. In return, we provide you with access to a wealth of opportunities to learn, progress and continue to develop in your career.”

Statement from Alan Colston, Chief Valuer of the VOA

“At the VOA, surveying is at the heart of what we do. As Chief Valuer and Head of the Surveying Profession in the VOA, I am responsible for ensuring we adhere to the highest professional and valuation standards.

Our valuation expertise is vitally important to our customers, our people and our delivery partners, including those in central and local government. Developing our surveying profession with talented people is fundamental to our business.

With us, you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the best surveyors in the country who will support you and advise you as you work your way through the graduate programme. The breadth and range of surveying work we do is unsurpassed and will allow you to get an excellent understanding of all aspects of the profession.

If you choose to join us, you will have access to:

  • our wide professional network
  • a dedicated supervisor and counsellor for the full duration of your training
  • a structured training programme from Day 1 that will enable you to develop all the professional skills you need to meet the demands of the APC

I look forward to welcoming you to the VOA.”

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