Scots property graduates make the grade

Amy, Mike and Leah of JLL

A trio of Glasgow based graduates from property firm JLL have passed professional assessments giving them full chartered membership to their respective professional bodies.

Two JLL graduates qualified as Chartered Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) while a third has qualified with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), underlining JLL’s commitment to developing the next generation of property professionals.

Glasgow based surveyors Amy Nuttall (Residential) and Michael Brown (Industrial), and Planner Leah Watton all achieved passes in the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) – the professional assessments for both RICS and the RTPI.

The assessment requires a minimum of two years’ structured training, including practical experience, leading to full chartered membership.

Last year JLL added two new Scottish graduate surveyors to its Edinburgh and Glasgow offices as part of its annual graduate recruitment programme, bringing the total number of staff based across Scotland to over 120. The firm has committed to adding two more graduates to its Scottish business later this year.

Alasdair Humphery, Lead Director at JLL in Scotland, said: “We’re proud of our commitment to developing the next generation of property professionals, so I am delighted to see our graduates achieving these significant milestones in their careers. Their promotion to Chartered status reflects their commitment to our industry and their hard work over the past two years. I look forward to seeing them develop further with JLL and continue delivering for our clients.”

In recent years the property firm has worked hard to raise the profile of the property sector to those who would not necessarily have had the industry on their career radar. It recruits a number of graduates without a property background each year across the UK.

JLL’s popular graduate scheme offers a number of different opportunities for graduates and undergraduates, including sandwich placements for students undertaking a RICS accredited degree.