The surveying Profession plays a pivotal role in shaping our built environment, and behind every accurately measured plot of land or meticulously planned construction project, there are skilled professionals at work. One key element contributing to the profession’s ongoing health is our ability to attract new members, and this is often in the form of. The development of apprentices can bring a unique set of benefits and contribute significantly to the growth and innovation within the surveying field.

Hands-On Learning:

Apprenticeships offer a practical and hands-on approach to learning that classroom education alone cannot provide. In the surveying profession, where practical skills and on-site experience are paramount, apprenticeships allow individuals to gain firsthand knowledge of the tools, techniques, and challenges involved in surveying.

Adaptability and Innovation:

The surveying profession is a dynamic one, continually evolving, with advances in technology and changes in regulations shaping the way we approach our work. Apprenticeships provide a fresh perspective and a younger generation’s innovative mindset, helping companies stay ahead by incorporating new technologies and methodologies into their practices.

Addressing the Skills Gap:

The surveying profession like many others, faces a growing skills gap as experienced professionals retire. Apprenticeships play a crucial role in addressing this gap by training new talent and ensuring a steady influx of skilled individuals. By investing in apprenticeships, we are pleased to be able to contribute to the sustainability and longevity of the profession.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Apprenticeships create opportunities for a diverse range of individuals to enter the surveying profession. By offering accessible pathways into the industry, apprenticeships contribute to a more inclusive workforce, bringing in perspectives from different backgrounds and demographics.

Cost-Effective Talent Development:

Apprenticeships offer a cost-effective way to develop a skilled workforce. Instead of hiring fully qualified professionals, we invest in training apprentices, tailoring their skills to specific organisational needs, and growing our own talent. This not only reduces recruitment costs but also ensures that the workforce is aligned with our core values.

Apprentices are invaluable assets to the surveying profession and to us here at Wilkinson Cowan, bringing a blend of practical skills, fresh perspectives, and a commitment to learning. Through investment in the development of emerging talent, the surveying profession ensures its continued growth, adaptability, and success in an ever-changing landscape.