CBRE South West appoints new generation of starters

Back row, left to right: Hannah Sykes, Tom Morris and Roberta Lack. Front row, left to right: Amelia McClune and Grace Pandya.

CBRE South West has boosted its team with the appointment of a new apprentice plus three new graduates, as it continues its efforts to support the next generation of property professionals.

Apprentice Grace Pandya has joined CBRE after completing her A-Levels and starts her role within the Lease Advisory team. She will follow a four-year programme that combines formal training through the University College of Estate Management with learning on the job and will have the opportunity to work with a number of different teams before becoming a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor.

Roberta Lack joins after completing a degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, while Amelia McClune has a degree in English Literature from Cardiff University. Both are taking a masters conversion course as part of their training to be Chartered within the property field under the Commercial Pathway.

Having already completed a degree in Building Surveying at Birmingham City University, Hannah Sykes joins the two-year Graduate Programme on the Building Consultancy Pathway.

CBRE’s schemes for apprentices and graduates form part of its Next Generation programme and Grace, Roberta, Hannah and Amelia join a current cohort of eight surveying apprentices and graduates at CBRE SouthWest. There are currently a total of 236 people taking part in the Next Generation programme with CBRE across the country – of which 110 are new starters.

Nikita Dheir, Next Generation Lead at CBRE Bristol, said: “Not only is it highly rewarding to support our apprentices and new graduates as they start their careers, but having the input of a younger generation injects a fresh energy into our team and it’s something we’re really benefitting from as we continue to grow. To have new starters from such diverse backgrounds in terms of their previous education and work experience will bring a new way of thinking that can only help our business.”

Tom Morris, Managing Director, CBRE South West, added: “We started our apprentice scheme for the first time last year and haven’t looked back. We’re consistently impressed by the sheer amount of knowledge and skills our new apprentices and graduates are able to pick up and we all benefit from having them on our team.”