- We encourage staff at all levels to develop their skills, knowledge and qualifications though attendance at seminars, college courses, and through in-house training initiatives.
- Hills run a structured training plan approved by the RICS with the aim of ensuring trainees achieve Chartered status. The training is carried out in conjunction with local Further Education Colleges for day release courses and both the College of Estate Management in Reading and the University of the West of England in Bristol for distance learning courses. A number of Hills' staff, including one current director, have attended RICS accredited courses at the College of Estate Management.
- School leavers with suitable A-level results can join our apprenticeship programme with distant learning degree qualifications obtained via CEM or UWE.
- Under the guidance of an assigned training supervisor, trainees can achieve chartered status in anything from three to seven years depending on their age and level of qualifications when joining the company and commencing their training.
- Graduates in other fields can effectively change career path by undertaking the post-graduate diploma in surveying at CEM or UWE.
- Senior staff are encouraged to continue with their professional development and recent training undertaken includes Party Wall, Adjudication, Project Management, CDM Regulations and Project Partnering.
- Having identified the training needs, Hills provide full funding for the chosen course.
- Through staff development reviews, the need for Continuing Professional Development is reviewed and implemented.
- As has been proved in some cases, opportunities exist for trainees to progress to senior roles within Hills.
For an informal chat to discuss your career and current opportunities at Hills, please contact your nearest office.