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What To Do After Passing the APC

25 June 2018 by Ashley Talbott
Building Surveyor

You’ve completed the Assessment of Professional Competence, and are on-track to becoming a chartered surveyor – congratulations! What now?

Knowing where to go following such a huge milestone can be an intimidating thing. If you’re relatively new to the surveying industry, then the completion of this RICS qualification might have taken upwards of two years; no small investment.

So here’s some advice:

Speak to Your Current Employer

Having an APC qualified surveyor is a great addition to any team. Once you’ve passed, speak to your employer to find out about any new perks you may be entitled to, including a pay rise of up to £6,000.

If you’ve spoken to them before sitting your APC, you’ll know that some employers will be more than willing to support your APC progress – but will only raise your salary by an incremental amount upon completion. 

Check for New Opportunities

Approaching a new employer with the APC under your belt will make you come across as a very hireable candidate. Add your newly gained accreditation to your CV and ensure the rest is up to date, before exploring other possible employers.  Send your CV to local recruitment agencies or check the RICS Recruit job board for the latest opportunities.

Our other blogs offer plenty of useful tips, such as:

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Contact Us

If you’re unsure of how to progress, then contact specialist recruitment consultants who know the industry inside-out.

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