KCC inspire the surveyors of the future
Kempton Carr Croft attended Furze Platt School’s careers and higher education fayre in October to share information on pathways into surveying and specialisms within this broad area of the property and construction industry.
Aimed at GSCE and A-level students, the event encouraged pupils and their parents to consider career path options across a broad range of industries and was attended by representatives from a broad range of high education facilities and professional sectors.
KCC’s own graduates, Rob Hutchins and Steven McCormack shared different routes into surveying based on their own experiences and insight into completing the assessment of professional competence (APC) – a two year on the job qualification required to achieve Chartered Status with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, RICS.
Students and parents were encouraged to interact with the surveying stand with activities such as matching the skyline to the city, guessing then measuring the size of the room with a laser device, and using our Building Surveyor’s thermal imaging camera.
All visitors left with goodie bags filled with careers information from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a booklet with case studies of routes into surveying.
Graduate Surveyor Steven comments;
‘The parents and students at Furze Platt showed a high level of interest in surveying with many interesting questions about what to expect from life as a surveyor and they enjoyed working together on the tasks and activities available on the stand’
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