Published date: 18 December 2020

Newly Qualified Chartered Surveyors' Testimonials

We asked our graduates coming to the end of their graduate programme about their experience at the NHS Property Services.

Matt Waterworth MRICS

“The graduate scheme at NHS Property Services has been a brilliant way to prepare for my APC and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with every team I have rotated into."

"I have had the chance to rotate into four different departments of the business where I have been given fantastic opportunities to gain experience and knowledge on several aspects of commercial property, while being given real responsibility to tackle challenges on my own. The company also offers an excellent support network. Chartered Surveyors from across the business are always happy to assist and advise on every aspect of the APC process, which has been hugely helpful when preparing for my final assessment.”

Adam Dyer MRICS

“The best thing about the job is the level of responsibility you will be given in such a short space of time."

"You’ll be trusted to lead on parts of projects working directly with consultants and our customers. Getting this level of responsibility across four fantastic teams as you rotate across Asset Management, will give you the breadth of experience you need to pass your APC. I’ve really enjoyed my first year at NHS Property Services and think it’s one of the best and most supportive environments to develop into a qualified surveyor.”

Josh Hammett MRICS

"I could not recommend NHS Property Services and the Asset Management graduate programme enough."

"The programme provides you with a variety of surveying experience through rotating within the different departments within the Asset Management function dealing with disposal & acquisitions, lease events, strategic real estate, and property management. The support I received over the 2 years of my APC from the programme leader, my supervisor and councillor was brilliant. The preparation through external training days and mock interviews leading up to the final interview gave you the knowledge to be confident in your final assessment."

Harry Adams MRICS

‘’NHS Property Services provides a fantastic graduate programme which has given me an excellent experience enabling me to pass my APC first time."

"The business has great properties and great people which is what first attracted me to join. I think it is an excellent place to learn as you will be given lots of responsibility and you are well supported throughout by your counsellor and supervisor and have a structured programme of 6 month rotations.

Also, working for the NHS, does give you a lot of pride in your work, when you know that the business and what you do is so important to the general public, and the covid-19 pandemic has only illustrated that further. The high success rate in the results of the graduate programme speaks for itself and I personally felt really confident going into my assessment.’’