CSS Training Academy closes in on 400 successful graduates

Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS), one of the leading suppliers of valuation panel management services, has announced that a further 13 trainees have successfully graduated as AssocRICS surveyors to take the total number passing through the Countrywide Training Academy to almost 400.

Led by Sam Holton, Head of Trainee Development at Countrywide Surveying Services, assisted by Sarah Chalmers-Stevens and Richard Bennett, this represents another successful batch of trainees. The trainees have come from all different professional backgrounds to bring a diverse range of knowledge and expertise to the business.

With the increased number of submission windows now introduced by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), CSS are submitting candidates every quarter enabling the business to extend their trainee programme and increase the number of trainees employed. CSS are currently recruiting for the next intake of trainees who are due to start in November.

Matthew Cumber, managing director of Countrywide Surveying Services, said: “Our training academy really is the foundation of CSS and it continues to go from strength to strength in terms of attracting the best quality applicants and in developing a training programme which arms trainees with the best possible chance of forging a highly successful career within the surveying sector.

“It’s always a proud moment to see our trainees graduate as this is not an easy journey. They have all worked incredibly hard and embraced the challenge wholeheartedly. A special mention and big thank you also goes out to the mentors who have dedicated their time onsite to the trainees development.”