Munday + Cramer have taken a bold step in their recruitment and development; offering the company’s first Degree Apprenticeship to a local Sixth Form student. Michael Smith; who studied at the William de Ferrers School, just a few hundred metres from M+C’s offices in South Woodham Ferrers has already joined the company. Joining the busy multi-disciplinary Building Surveying and Architectural Practice; Michael has already dived in at the deep end, supporting the building surveying team to deliver the busy summer workload. Michael’s range of experience will then quickly grow as the practice enters the annual CIF application period.
The Degree Apprenticeship programme revolutionises the way young people develop high level skills through apprenticeships, offering a chance to gain a degree whilst employed in industry. Munday + Cramer have taken this bold step to help recruit for the long-term future of the business. This approach will enable the practice to grow using ‘home-grown’ talent, as well as external appointments in the future.
Michael has already started working with the surveying team, acting as an assistant to a number of surveyors across a range of schemes. Michael will then commence his studies on a day-release basis at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. Ultimately, Michael will work towards achieving Chartered Building Surveyor status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Anglia Ruskin University ties
The introduction of the Degree Apprenticeship further develops Munday + Cramer’s ties with Anglia Ruskin University. Chartered Building Surveyor and Director Lee Hatwell has worked with the university for a number of years supporting their professional development and careers activities. Lee has been involved with a number of careers presentations, and has delivered numerous professional development seminars with the RICS. Of the new Degree Apprenticeship, Lee noted; “As a local employer, we are incredibly proud to create a groundbreaking opportunity for a local student”. Commenting on the appointment, he added “we’ve known Michael for a while now, having gained work experience at M+C last summer. To continue this relationship, and to generate a new career in the construction industry is vital to continuing our successes”.