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VOA launches its 2018 graduate scheme

The Chief Executive and the Chief Valuer introduce the Valuation Office Agency's (VOA's) graduate and placement year schemes.

VOA Graduate Scheme
VOA Graduate Scheme

The Chief Executive, Melissa Tatton, and Chief Valuer, Mary Hardman, introduce the graduate and placement year schemes. They also discuss how the VOA continues to successfully develop the next generation of Chartered Surveyors.

Statement from Melissa Tatton, the Chief Executive of the VOA

Here at the VOA we know that the ideas, skills and enthusiasm graduates bring are invaluable. They are part of what helps the Agency thrive. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion means we welcome applicants from all kinds of backgrounds, helping us to truly represent the community we serve.

“Our graduate training programme aims to maintain our exceptional pass rate in the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Our graduates are supported by experienced surveyors, counsellors and RICS assessors, and have access to the huge range of skills, knowledge and resource across the Agency.

Graduates who show future potential have the opportunity to progress quickly to the senior levels of our organisation, continuing support and development is a cornerstone of the VOA’s approach towards our people. We look forward to receiving your application, and helping you get ahead.”

Statement from Mary Hardman, the Chief Valuer of the VOA

“As Chief Valuer and Head of the Surveying Profession in the VOA, I am responsible for ensuring we adhere to the highest professional and valuation standards. I couldn’t hope to undertake this role without the support of over 500 Chartered Surveyors. Many of whom have been part of our long established and industry leading Graduate Programme – a programme I am very proud of.

If you choose to join us, you will have access to:

  • our wide professional network
  • a dedicated supervisor and counsellor for the full duration of your training
  • a structured training programme from Day 1 that will enable you to develop all the professional skills you need to meet the demands of the APC

I very much look forward to welcoming you.”

Melissa Tatton, Chief Executive of the VOA and Mary Hardman, Chief Valuer of the VOA.
Melissa Tatton, Chief Executive of the VOA and Mary Hardman, Chief Valuer of the VOA.

Find out more

If you’re interested in finding out more and applying, there is information available on Valuation Office Agency: Graduate and placement student schemes.

Published 18 November 2016
Last updated 20 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated for the 2018 Graduate Scheme.
  2. First published.