Countrywide launches valuer fast track scheme

The programme is available to all property professionals with a minimum of four years relevant residential property industry expertise or two years if degree qualified.

Paul Chapman, managing director of Countrywide Surveying Services, said: “We are pleased to be at the forefront of developments in major trainee surveyor schemes.

“This will provide fantastic opportunities for talented individuals to develop a professional career and at the same time help in addressing the capacity issue facing the industry.”

It is hoped that by encouraging “new blood” into the surveying profession with a structured training programme it will demonstrate to budding surveyors that this it is a career with longevity.

Peter Bolton King, global residential director at the RICS, said: "I am delighted to see that Countrywide is increasing its number of trainee surveyors.

“As the market picks up there is no doubt that there is a need for new entrants into the profession and Countrywide's commitment to helping this is very welcome."