26th October 2012 back to news

Graham + Sibbald present at the RICS Preparation Day

Recently Gavin Miller, Chartered Surveyor at the Stirling Office, was invited as a passed candidate by the RICS to share his experience of the APC process. Gavin gave advice on the submissions required to submit to RICS. He also gave advice on how to prepare for the final interview as well as talking about his experience of the Assessment Day itself.

Gavin comments: “I was delighted to be invited by RICS to provide a presentation as their recently passed candidate. It was an excellent opportunity for me to provide advice and share my experiences of the APC process with the current Graduates. I wish them all the best of luck in their forthcoming assessment.’

The seminar was attended by 56 Graduates across a range of surveying disciplines.  Gavin assisted with the running of group exercises, providing advice to current Graduates as well as providing his presentation at the end of the day.

Other speakers on panel were:

Laura Mitchell – Chartered Building Surveyor at Watts Group PLC
Dr Fiona Grant – RICS Chairman Scotland
David Cohen – Partner, Amicus Development Solutions LLP
Susan Ferrol – RICS Training Advisor Scotland
Jim Harris – RICS Assessor

Peter McEachran, APC Supervisor and Partner responsible for Training and Life Long Learning at Graham + Sibbald said: “We are thrilled that one of our surveyors was asked to present at the RICS training day. Graham + Sibbald have a long and distinguished tradition of training with many of the existing partners having trained with the firm. We are very proud with our high success rate in the RICS APC.”

“The purpose of the APC is to ensure that knowledge and understanding, gained through an approved academic qualification and assessed prior experiential learning, is applied in practice and measured consistently internationally, in order to demonstrate to all stakeholders that only those with an appropriate high level of technical, commercial and ethical competence become Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) members (MRICS)”.