APC Candidates Pass

Graham + Sibbald are delighted to announce our three newly qualified Chartered Residential Surveyors; Michael Robertson, Scott Graham and Michael Gill (Edinburgh), who all successfully passed their Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) in October 2018.

This represents a continued one hundred percent success rate for Graham + Sibbald, following on from our four staff members that qualified in June of this year. We pride ourselves on our APC process, with all candidates supported and mentored by key staff members who have received training through the RICS to become qualified APC Assessors.

Michael Robertson started with the Firm in 2016 as a Graduate Surveyor after studying Urban Planning Property Development at Heriot Watt University. He specialises in Residential Valuation and carries out a number of surveys on a daily basis for the purpose of home reports, mortgage valuations, EPC’s and more. He also has experience in Commercial Agency and General Practice Surveying.

Michael commented: “My time with Graham + Sibbald so far has been greatly beneficial to my development and preparation towards sitting my APC and becoming a fully Qualified Valuation Surveyor. I’ve spent time within different departments which has allowed me to better understand the Firm as a whole, and enables me to apply my studies and knowledge towards problem solving in my day-to-day work. I am delighted to have passed my APC and look forward to this next step in my career.”

Scott Graham initially joined Graham + Sibbald in 2015 as a Student Surveyor whilst in 3rd year of University and was promoted to Graduate Surveyor upon graduation. He studied Property Management and Valuation at Glasgow Caledonian University and was awarded a First Class Honours Degree. Scott specialises in Residential Valuation and carries out a number of surveys on a daily basis for a variety of clients. He enjoys the diversity of his daily workload and ensures all reports are carried out to the highest standard.

Scott said: “The support within the Firm has been fantastic throughout my entire APC process, and I’m thrilled to have passed! It’s a stressful journey but nothing beats that feeling of seeing your name on the RICS website, knowing all your hard work has paid off. I look forward to progressing my career within Graham + Sibbald and I’m excited to be working within such a busy and diverse office in Edinburgh.”

Michael Gill had a wealth of experience in the property sector before joining Graham + Sibbald in February 2016. He studied Property Development and Valuation at Edinburgh Napier University and was awarded a 2:1 Honours Degree. He specialises in Residential Valuation and carries out a number of surveys on a daily basis for the purpose of home reports, mortgage valuations, EPC’s and more.

Michael commented: “I can’t express how happy I am to have passed my APC and now be a fully Qualified Residential Surveyor. The level of training and support I was given throughout the whole process was instrumental in allowing me to further my knowledge and develop my skillset. I’m excited to see what my future holds within Graham + Sibbald going forward, alongside my colleagues.”

Les McAndrew, Graham + Sibbald Senior Partner, commented: “The Firm are delighted to be once again continuing our 100% APC pass rate. We simply cannot do any better than that! Adding another three Chartered Surveyors to our growing professional team in Edinburgh allows us to take business to a new level. In addition, I look forward to seeing the three successful candidates take their next steps in their careers with Graham + Sibbald.”

To find out more about our Graduate Programme, please visit www.g-s.co.uk/careers or email Careers@g-s.co.uk