Vickers and Barrass, a leading name in the field of Chartered Surveying, is proud to announce its commitment to shaping the future of the profession by welcoming and investing in apprentices. As a part of its ongoing dedication to excellence and innovation, Vickers and Barrass recognises the invaluable role that apprentices play in building a robust and talented workforce. The firm welcomed apprentices Rachel Atkinson and Joseph Richardson last month, who will both study at the same time for a 5 year BSc (Hons) degree in Rural Chartered Surveying at Harper Adams University.
The Chartered Surveying profession has a rich history of excellence, with professionals who have made significant contributions to the fields of property, construction, and land management. As the industry continues to evolve and adapt to changing times, it is crucial to invest in the next generation of surveyors who will carry this legacy forward.
Apprenticeships have long been a cornerstone of education and career development, providing individuals with practical experience and a strong foundation in their chosen field. “Vickers and Barrass is fully committed to nurturing this talent. Rachel and Joe both have an agricultural background and with Adam and I having gained our degrees at Harper Adams we we will ensure that our apprentices receive the best possible training and support” says Holly Stafford, Director at the firm.
Adam Barrass Managing Director commented, “We believe at Vickers and Barrass that apprenticeships are not only a pathway to success for individuals but also a means of enriching the Chartered Surveyors profession as a whole. By investing in apprentices, we are investing in the future of our industry. We are excited to welcome Rachel and Joe, into our team and provide them with the guidance, mentorship, and opportunities they need to flourish. They are young minds and we look forward to seeing them grow professionally”
Benefits of the apprenticeship program at Vickers and Barrass include:
- Hands-On Experience: Apprentices will have the chance to work alongside experienced surveyors, gaining real-world experience from day one.
- Mentorship: Each apprentice will be paired with a dedicated mentor who will provide guidance, support, and valuable industry insights.
- Professional Development: Apprentices will have access to training and development programs designed to help them achieve chartered status.
- Networking Opportunities: They will also have the chance to build a network of professional contacts within the industry.
- Career Progression: Successful apprentices will be well-positioned for long and successful careers in Chartered Surveying.
This investment in apprentices is not just a commitment to individual development but a pledge to advance the entire profession.
Carol Rodgers, Apprentice Manager at Harpers Adams commented “This year has seen a large increase in students choosing a degree apprenticeship route so we are welcoming new employers and apprentices to the course this year. Vickers and Barrass have taken the decision to employ two apprentices and we look forward to welcoming them to the course starting in September. Choosing the apprenticeship route is a large commitment for both the employer and apprentice, but the rewards for the employer are apparent in seeing the apprentice develop and contribute to the business. For the apprentice, this opportunity allows them to put their learning into context in the workplace and gain valuable professional skills early in their career. We look forward to welcoming Joseph and Rachel to the university in September and seeing them develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours over the coming years”