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Applications have opened for the next Insight Programme starting in April 2022. This fully virtual programme is aimed at students not reading a property related subject at university and looking to know more about surveying or planning.

Our Insight Programme is designed primarily to provide a foundation to build understanding of services and careers within the property and surveying industry. By generating interest from a broader candidate pool, our programme enables us to grow and diversify our talent pipeline outside of the usual cognate university students.

Marie-Ange Ehrhart, early Careers Talent Advisor, based at our Banbury office said “We found that many of the non-cognate students our panels interviewed for graduate roles were extremely talented but struggled to articulate their career aspirations due to limited knowledge. Our insight programme intends to provide individuals with an opportunity to get a real understanding while at the same time enabling us to spot talent and get a good grasp of the non-cognate graduate market.”

The programme is intended to be as interactive and engaging as possible. It will include presentations and talks, personal development training, group and individual tasks as well as access to a buddy to make it a meaningful and enriching professional work experience. The four days are all delivered virtually so students from anywhere in the UK can attend.

For each sector, the participants can take part in a team tasks or activities such as preparing a rent review for commercial premises, putting together a residential sales brochure, creating an illustrative masterplan of a site and looking at options for a barn conversion.

There are also individual tasks aimed at making the participants reflect on their understanding, personal preferences and skills to help them determine what they’re good at, what they like most and what they want to achieve in their career. Finally, in order to help them apply for surveying placements and jobs in the future, we help them improve their interview and CV writing skills.

Marie-Ange added, “We have had some great feedback from those attending previous Insight programmes. Some were initially interested in a career in property but were not sure of the roles within the different sectors. The programme shows them how varied and different the sectors are and will hopefully empower them to define their career goals”.

This year’s programme will run for four days from 11th to 14th April 2022. To apply, CVs need to be submitted with a cover letter via our website clearly stating why you wish to attend our programme and what you’re hoping to gain from it. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 4th March 2022.

For more information visit our website or click here for our Insights Programme brochure.