Blueprint colleague supports the future generation of surveyors
We are proud to announce that Blueprint development manager, Ashley Walters, has been appointed chair of the Nottingham Matrics Committee, supporting students, apprentices, trainees and those who are newly qualified surveyors, as they move into the industry.
On his appointment, Ashley said: “Taking on this role is a real privilege and I’m excited to be given this opportunity.
“Following the dissolution of Nottingham’s Matrics Committee because of Covid restrictions, getting the committee back up and thriving again is my main goal. Since being involved, we’ve already managed to build a strong committee of seven property professionals from different firms and pathways across Nottingham and we’re eager to get started.
“The RICS Matrics events are a vital part of a surveyors’ early career, helping them to build local networks and get essential support for the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Having recently spoken to several graduates and younger surveyors, who feel they have missed out because of the Covid restrictions, it’s clear that there is a real hunger to get the events back up and running to re-build that community. We’ve already made a great start and I’m optimistic for the year ahead.”
RICS Matrics gives young voices a platform to influence the profession, as well as an opportunity to network and gain support as they go through the APC or Associate membership.
The network, made up of local committees across the country, each supported by a regional chair, offer peer support groups, mentoring, free online continuous personal development (CPD) opportunities, networking, and social events, all designed to develop and aid young professional surveyors.
The first event that the Matrics committee, jointly with Birmingham, have organised will take place on Thursday 6th October – https://www.rics.org/uk/events/networking/matrics/matrics-birmingham-and-nottingham-joint-boat-party/nottingham/20221006/.
A full programme of events for the next 12 months will follow.