When considering a change of employer or a new career, it is important to consider the benefits that are available to you. It is worthwhile pausing and having a think about what is truly important to you in your next role. Your own experiences will have shaped your life up until today and it is crucial to consider what you would like to get out of your next role, to ensure you have a happy working life. By following this advice it might help you build a long lasting career with a company who shares your values. It might be you are looking for a friendly supportive team, career development opportunities, broadening your knowledge base, or being part of something exciting and fulfilling. However you are feeling right now, it is important to make sure your next move is the right fit for you and your future employer.
Sometimes people choose a new role based on money alone. Often what you find is the higher the financial package, the more pressure you may have to fee earn as your employer will need you to be a commercially viable investment. At Arnold & Baldwin we offer so much more than a competitive salary.
For example, our Managing Director, Joe Arnold, is heavily involved with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is on the Residential Survey & Valuation Working Group, and the Residential Survey Standards Working Group. He is also on a key cross industry stakeholder working group which feeds directly into Government on the home buying and selling process. This enables us to have insight into market trends and future initiatives allowing us to keep at the forefront of the industry. It also means we network with senior figures in the industry, which enables the team to also share access to a great professional network of advisors and leaders.
Technology is shaping the future of the industry. Arnold & Baldwin was one of the early adopters of iPad technology and has been using them for site note collection since 2013. This has resulted in approaches from clients and other businesses considering future technologies in Fintech.
These are just a few examples of how the business is positioned in the industry. By considering what you are looking for out of your career, you can align yourself to a company who is moving in the direction you would like to travel in.
The benefits package we offer is fantastic. It also includes 25 days holiday per year and a mobile phone which you can use for personal local calls. We also get one ‘duvet day’ per year which can be used as unplanned annual leave. We all have our birthdays off if it falls on a working day and A&B also provide a pension scheme for everyone and private AXA PPP medical cover for qualified surveyors.
All fees for your relevant subscriptions, CPD and APC training to achieve MRICS/FRICS status are also included. Each team member is encouraged to further their career with courses such as Party Wall Awards and Expert Witness training.
Is there something else that’s important to you?
A higher pension contribution? Adding family members onto your medical insurance? Extra holidays? A specific company car? Please discuss this with us. As an owner managed business we appreciate the importance of flexibility and meeting the needs of our employees. One of the reasons we have attracted such an amazing team is our flexible approach to building a bespoke package, tailored specifically to you. What do you want out of your next role? Let us know and we will do our best to meet your expectations.