Congratulations to Barney Corn from our Penzance office who has passed his Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and is now a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Barney started studying in 2012 and joined Hills in September 2014. He graduated with first class honours degree in December 2017. The APC process has taken two and a half years. Barney found the process hard work but says, ”I'm grateful for the support of all, especially Ben who was my supervisor throughout the process.”
Hills have a structured training plan approved by the RICS with the aim of ensuring trainees achieve Chartered status. The training is carried out in conjunction with local Further Education Colleges for day release courses and both the College of Estate Management in Reading and the University of the West of England in Bristol for distance learning courses. A number of Hills' staff, including one current director, have attended RICS accredited courses at the College of Estate Management.
Under the guidance of an assigned training supervisor, trainees can achieve chartered status in anything from three to seven years depending on their age and level of qualifications when joining the company and commencing their training.
Barney’s professional status means that along with Ross and Ben Harrison we now have three fully qualified quantity surveyors in our Penzance office which trades under the banner of ‘Edwin Bryant + Associates’ in Cornwall.