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VOA launches its 2019 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 Alan Colston, the Chief Valuer of the VOA

“At the VOA, surveying is at the heart of what we do. As Acting 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.

Our valuation expertise is vitally important to our customers, our people and our delivery partners, including those in central and local government. Developing our surveying profession with talented people is fundamental to our business.

With us, you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the best surveyors in the country who will support you and advise you as you work your way through the graduate programme. The breadth and range of surveying work we do is unsurpassed and will allow you to get an excellent understanding of all aspects of the profession.

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 look forward to welcoming you to the VOA.”

Melissa Tatton, Chief Executive, and Alan Colston, Acting Chief Valuer, Valuation Office Agency.
Melissa Tatton, Chief Executive, and Alan Colston, Acting Chief Valuer, Valuation Office Agency.

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.