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  • An open-minded culture is the key to a diverse talent pool
    Matrics

    An open-minded culture is the key to a diverse talent pool

    Firms must adopt an open-minded culture if they are to attract and retain a diverse pool of talent - including tomorrow's leaders - according to former town planner, Saira Khan, a successful entrepreneur, TV personality, and the host of this year’s RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.

  • From gamer to surveyor
    Matrics

    From gamer to surveyor

    With the use of technology in surveying growing and research showing that children aged 12 to 15 are spending an average of 13 hours a week gaming, could playing Minecraft or having a gaming background be new criteria on your graduate or apprenticeship applications?

  • Delivering homes for military heroes
    Matrics

    Delivering homes for military heroes

    The Ministry of Defence’s Future Accommodation Model will enable military personnel to live in the private property market, affecting the lives of more than 160,000 servicemen, servicewomen and their families. Assistant Manager at Deloitte LLP Michael Griffith, and category winner of RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year 2016, describes his part in delivering this ambitious project.

  • Making the surveying grade
    Matrics

    Making the surveying grade

    Whenever exam results are announced, young people inevitably think about their future and options, but how many are looking at a future in surveying?

  • Meet the apprentices bringing the tube to Battersea
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Meet the apprentices bringing the tube to Battersea

    Imagine landing your first dream job, earning money while still studying for a degree. Not just that, you've been provided with an opportunity to work on one of the most iconic developments in the UK. We talk to five apprentices, who don’t need to imagine.

  • Who auctioned-off the Duke of Edinburgh's Coupe?
    Auctioneering

    Who auctioned-off the Duke of Edinburgh's Coupe?

    With gavels at the ready, young RICS professionals took the rostrum earlier this week to compete in our bi-annual RICS Matrics Auction Competition.

  • Take on the Chairman for a worthy cause
    Matrics

    Take on the Chairman for a worthy cause

    2016 is another Olympic Games year and, while we won’t be able to get to Rio, we will be celebrating with a special sports-themed RICS Matrics Chairman’s Challenge.

  • Calling female A-level talent – our industry needs you
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Calling female A-level talent – our industry needs you

    We've issued a fresh call to female A-level talent to consider a career in the land, property and construction sectors, and help meet increasing demand for a more diverse workforce and profession, whilst bridging the skills gap.

  • Apprenticeship levy: boosting confidence but over 50% need help to keep skilled workers post-Brexit

    Apprenticeship levy: boosting confidence but over 50% need help to keep skilled workers post-Brexit

    A OnePoll survey commissioned by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) found that while reception of the apprenticeship levy looks positive, findings indicate concern for the more immediate pipeline of skilled workers in the construction industry.

  • Property high flyers in the running for RICS Young Surveyor of the Year title
    Matrics

    Property high flyers in the running for RICS Young Surveyor of the Year title

    Five of Northern Ireland’s most talented young property professionals are in the running for national industry accolades across four categories of the 2017 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.

  • Talented young property director named ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’
    Matrics

    Talented young property director named ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’

    A talented young company director from Liverpool has won the highly esteemed ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title for his achievements in the property industry, after beating tough competition from all over the UK at the 2016 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.

  • My aims and objectives as RICS Matrics Chairman
    Matrics

    My aims and objectives as RICS Matrics Chairman

    As RICS turns 150 next year, RICS Matrics will continue to represent and support the next generation of surveyors in our profession. RICS Matrics has been doing this for over 128 years now. In my 10th year of being part of RICS Matrics, I am excited and honoured to be leading UK as Chair for the year 2017/18.

  • Young director drives career forward with ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title
    Matrics

    Young director drives career forward with ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title

    A young director at the world's second largest real estate advisory firm has won the highly-esteemed ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title - and the prize of a new car - for his outstanding achievements in the property industry at the 2017 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards (YSOYA).

  • Building property businesses and winning awards
    Residential property

    Building property businesses and winning awards

    By the age of 32, Sophie Bullock MRICS had founded two successful surveying firms and also became the residential category winner in the 2016 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year awards. Sophie tells us how she made her dreams a reality in her own words.

  • Be a game changer: Two technologies your firm should adopt
    Matrics

    Be a game changer: Two technologies your firm should adopt

    Our industry is on a digital journey; as technologies emerge then new surveying disciplines will need to evolve. Charlton Bland, Geomatics Consultant at Atkins and current Planning and Development RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year, discusses two ways they are advancing delivery to clients.

  • Building a career and bucking traditions
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Building a career and bucking traditions

    Lucy Williams’ journey to date has been far from normal. Having attended five different schools, she couldn’t wait to exchange her uniform and pencil case for a hard hat and saw, and enrolled on to a multi-skills qualification in bricklaying, plastering and carpentry. Lucy now works for Arcadis as the UK Regional Sector Manager for Infrastructure and sits on the RICS Matrics UK Board — here’s her story.

  • A fantastic vehicle for rising stars
    Matrics

    A fantastic vehicle for rising stars

    This year, the overall Young Surveyor of the Year 2017 will not only receive this top accolade and industry recognition as the rising star of the profession, but they will also win a Volvo V40 R-design — talk about adding some "va-va-voom".

  • Going through your APC? Explore our top five tips
    APC

    Going through your APC? Explore our top five tips

    Victoria Mann MRICS, APC Mentor and Assessor as well as Asset Manager at Chancerygate shares her top tips in tackling some common stumbling blocks for candidates during their APC.

  • Drones - Just a game, or a game changer?
    Building surveying

    Drones - Just a game, or a game changer?

    Drone Technology has been hovering on the horizon for some years now and is finding its way into the day-to-day operations of many modern businesses.

  • My surveying story: Shyam Visavadia
    Matrics

    My surveying story: Shyam Visavadia

    Shyam Visavadia has made a career out of being a champion for young surveying professionals. Shyam was a finalist in the RICS Matrics Surveyor of the Year Awards and has gone on to found the Graduate Surveyors network, helping young surveyors through the early stages of their career. Here, we learn what his experience was like entering the industry and moving to the Middle East.

  • Something from nothing: how I became a surveyor
    Matrics

    Something from nothing: how I became a surveyor

    Former RICS Matrics Board member Henry Skinner MRICS tells us about his journey in to the world of surveying.

  • The Young Surveyor Awards: I was called 'the smiley one'
    Matrics

    The Young Surveyor Awards: I was called 'the smiley one'

    The RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards has been open for a month and nominations are rolling in. We meet last year’s Commercial category award winner Alex Boyle and find out what this success has meant to his career.

  • The YSOYA factor: What it takes to take home the title
    Facilities management

    The YSOYA factor: What it takes to take home the title

    Director of Domec Limited Matthew Fedigan won big last year. His success at Domec not only led to him winning the Asset & Facilities Management category, but he also gained the coveted title of 'Young Surveyor of the Year'. Matt tells us about his journey and what it takes to be a winner.

  • Top 5 tips for making the most of your space
    Commercial property

    Top 5 tips for making the most of your space

    From improving productivity to changing behaviours, Dayle Bayliss FRICS looks at how to squeeze extra value from changing your office layout.

  • Top ten tips: How to be a successful chairman
    Matrics

    Top ten tips: How to be a successful chairman

    Being chairman of any local or national volunteer group is a fine art and one which can present many challenges. Here we invite Rajesh Gohil MRICS, Chairman of RICS Matrics Leicester and Rutland, to share his top ten tips.