Planning and development consultancy Montagu Evans has welcomed its first cohort of apprentices who will be undertaking the Chartered Surveying Apprenticeship over the next five years.
- Jamil Saiyed joins as Apprentice Surveyor with the firm’s valuation team.
- Jack Winterton joins as Apprentice Surveyor focussing on rating.
- Ellana Woodley joins as Apprentice Surveyor and will sit with the firm’s development team.
All three are studying for Real Estate BSc Honours (Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship) at Westminster University. They will rotate across the development, valuation and rating workstreams for their first three years, before joining the firm’s graduate rotation for their final two years working towards completing their APC.
The firm has also appointed Stan Tsvetkov to its graphic design team as he studies for Junior Content Producer L3 Standard with Creative Alliance.
Montagu Evans worked with My Kinda Future to make sure the new programme created opportunities for young people from underrepresented backgrounds in communities that the firm works in and serves. The firm held a virtual insight day in April and a virtual assessment centre in July as part of its selection process.
Rob Bower, Managing Partner at Montagu Evans, said: “As a partnership we care about developing our team to be experts in their fields and about succession planning over a sustainable period of time. Building talent through a programme like this creates opportunities for more people to get involved in property and will bring a new dimension, new ideas and innovation to our business, which we value.
“We’re proud to be supporting these very promising new team members in the first year of our programme and will be developing a scalable process to recruit and support future apprenticeship talent in the years ahead. Apprenticeships, internships, graduate programmes and creating other routes into the firm for people of all backgrounds and at all levels is an important part of our business planning.”