In 2013, CBRE took on eleven apprentices in a new industry initiative. Those apprentices have now qualified as surveyors – among them Nick Jones, a then 18 year old with a passion for property. Unsure of going to university, the apprenticeship was for him the perfect entry point into the profession.
In this episode of Bricks and Mortar, he talks to EG about why it was the right move for him, how the scheme works in practice, the support he received to balance the practical day-to-day demands of the job with studying and how he found his way into his current position within the firm.
Most importantly, he gives his thoughts on the advantages of the apprenticeship scheme over the graduate route and provides practical advice to all those considering applying for it.