Arnold & Baldwin has launched a Surveyor Academy to introduce new talent into the industry.
The Chartered Surveyor has launched a programme of hiring high achievers at a junior level from other industries and providing them with comprehensive technical training alongside experienced chartered surveyors as a way of introducing new skillsets into the business.
Joe Arnold, Managing Director at Arnold & Baldwin, says:
“A detailed survey from a qualified surveyor is vital to help protect homebuyers and their investment, which is why it’s so important to have talented and well-trained individuals in the role. We need to attract new blood into the industry and so we are recruiting motivated people from other industries and training them to deliver our exceptionally high standards.So far, we have recruited individuals from estate agency and retail backgrounds as we have found that these areas encourage a lot of softer skills that can benefit the role of a surveyor. As the RICS Home Survey Standard consultation has identified, communication is key to great customer outcomes and with the right level of technical training, individuals who are good communicators, make excellent surveyors.”
About Arnold & Baldwin
Arnold & Baldwin’s vision is to protect home buyers and their investment. Acquiring property is an exciting time and it aims to instil confidence by de-risking a property purchase. The team of honest, approachable experts specialise in property surveys and valuations throughout London and the South East, delivering expert knowledge with accuracy, care and diligence.
Working with over 200 lending institutions Arnold & Baldwin understands the requirements of lenders and investors.
As honest, approachable experts it also understands the requirements of an individual or family embarking on a home move. Big enough to matter, small enough to care. In one year, Arnold & Baldwin inspected over 6,500 properties, with a value in excess of £3.2bn.