JLL’s Scotland graduates pass with flying colours

L-R: Tom Turner, Geoff Ferguson, Robbie Elrick, Charlie McNaught

Four JLL graduates in Scotland have qualified as chartered surveyors with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), underlining JLL’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of talented property professionals.

Edinburgh based surveyors Robbie Elrick, based in JLL’s Alternatives team, Tom Turner in Project and Development Services and Geoff Ferguson, based in Residential / Affordable Housing, all achieved passes in the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Charlie McNaught based in JLL’s Glasgow Capital Markets team also passed to become a Chartered Surveyor.

The test requires a minimum of two years’ structured training, including practical experience, leading to full membership of the RICS.

In September of last year JLL Scotland added two new graduates across its offices, bringing the total number of staff based in Scotland to over 120.

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 and JLL First, a two day workshop for first year students interested in a career in Real Estate and Building Surveying. The firm has worked hard in recent years to raise the profile of the property sector to those who wouldn’t necessarily have had the industry on their career radar.

Alasdair Humphery, Lead Director at JLL in Scotland, said: “Developing emerging talent and fostering the next generation of property professionals is at the very forefront of our operations across Scotland. To see four of our graduates achieve this significant milestone so early in their careers is a very satisfying and proud moment. Over the last two years of hard work and commitment to become chartered, we now look forward to seeing them develop further within JLL and continue to add strength and variety to our client offering.”