Property consultancy Harris Lamb is set to introduce a graduate employment scheme to help those finishing degrees secure jobs and gain additional experience within the workplace.
The business, which is celebrating 25 years in business this year, also plans to work with universities across the Midlands to form relationships with course leaders and offer work placements for students pursuing a career in property.
Richard Fantham, Director, said: “Over the past 25 years, we’ve appointed a number of graduates, and helped support more than 20 members of the team further their education and experience right up to being awarded Chartered status, so this is a natural progression.
“Last year, we were awarded an outstanding Investors In People report, with us being commended for the training and support we provided to staff to help them advance and achieve their goals within the industry.
“We wanted to build on that feedback, and having announced our intention to continue our growth plans for the business this year, working with universities and colleges to identify and recruit graduates and help take them to the next level will form a key part of that,” he said.
He added that key appointments were being sought within the business’ Building departments, based across all four offices in Birmingham, Worcester, Stoke and Nottingham.
Most recently, the business supported Sara Elwell, based in Birmingham, to achieve Chartered status.
The business supported Sara through her Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), culminating in her being awarded her MRICS status, which allows her to practice as a Chartered Surveyor.
Sara said: “From the moment I joined Harris Lamb in 2013, the directors were really supportive and helped me to gain experience in various departments to pass the APC. The business has a strong reputation for its commitment to investing in and developing its team, and in particular, Neil Harris and Charles D’Auncey dedicated a lot of time to helping me meet the required standards to move onto the next stage of my career, just as they’re now doing with a number of my colleagues.”