It is of huge benefit to support your staff in their fledgling years, at Wakemans we aim to encourage young blood and progression within our company by nurturing our staff through a programme of development and allowing students to experience the world of work. This is of paramount importance within the world of professional construction, often overlooked in favour of more obvious and highly promoted career choices.
We would like to congratulate James Edmunds a member of our Building Surveying division, who has just passed his RICS Assessment of Professional Competence to become a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
James joined us as a Building Surveying graduate in 2021. James was looking for a company to develop his experience and attain professional qualifications and since joining us James has achieved both. Working on a variety of commercial projects he has certainly had a good grounding in his chosen career. James comments, “I have worked hard to achieve my MRICS status, and I have benefited from the knowledge I have attained from both project experience and that gleaned working alongside my colleagues. I am looking forward to continuing to flourish in my profession”.
Wakemans also aims to encourage undergraduate students who are studying for an RICS accredited degree. Our trainee Building Surveyor Lexie Siziba has just completed a year’s placement working full time for us, this has given her a valuable insight into the world of Building Surveying work and has prepared the ground for her to complete her degree in 2023. “I have enjoyed my time here, and it has proven an invaluable experience. I am also delighted that I have received a job offer with Wakemans on completion of my studies”. Peter Wadley Head of Building Surveying comments, “Lexie has proved to be an eager trainee, it has been a pleasure to work with her and encourage her development over the last year, we wish her every success in her last year of studies and look forward to welcoming her to the team next year”.
Having completed his second year of studies at Nottingham Trent University, Josh Guest has started work for us as the next student undertaking the student placement role. Wakemans welcome Josh to the Building Surveying Department, and we look forward to equipping him with valuable work experience.