Chartered Surveying Degree Apprentice - Sam
Former School(s): Blenheim High School
After completing a Foundation Degree in Architecture at Central Saint Martins, where he was able to combine his interests in Art and Resistant Materials, Sam knew he wanted to explore the Construction industry. He joined a Construction HNC at East Surrey College, after a year of working full-time.
After completing his HNC, and developing his career from a Site Supervisor to a Contracts Manager, and then his current role - Project Manager, Sam then embarked on our Charted Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship to gain a Level 6 qualification.
He chose to do an Apprenticeship to benefit from the balance between College training and workplace experience, and found it would be a good fast-track route to his APC (Assessment Practicing Certificate) because "for part of our final assessment, we’ll have an interview for RICS accreditation.”
In his current role with Circle Health Group, Sam works on projects from start to finish, which includes reaching out to stakeholders, liaising with contractors and carrying out handovers with clients.
"My training at College helps every day! I go back to work and discuss everything I’ve studied with my colleagues.”
Sam has found that the course covers a variety of topics, many of which "really reflect my work as a PM."
On the course, Sam has also enjoyed site visits and a trip to the Futurebuild Expo in London, where he and his peers were able to meet suppliers and listen to talks from industry professionals.
The support and knowledge of his tutor have also helped Sam to succeed, as Sam commented "He’s at the College every day so I know where I can go for support. I honestly can’t say enough good things about him. He’s worked for RICS so is very knowledgeable.”
Looking to the future, Sam is hoping to grow within his company and work towards a Senior level. He's confident in the Apprenticeship route and commented that he definitely would have picked it straight from school.
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