As assessors, we want candidates to do well.
I was surprisingly nervous last week to complete my first RICS APC interview as an assessor. Having gone through APC many years ago as a candidate, I remember well the vast time, thought and energy that goes into a submission and interview and I wanted to ensure the best experience for the candidates.
One way to become a Chartered Surveyor is to undertake two years of structured training and then undertake your APC, which involves submitting a case study and undertaking an interview. I recently became APC Assessor as I wanted to give back to the RICS and to assist our current graduates in becoming Chartered Surveyors. As an aside, I also thought it would help me develop further skills by pushing me outside my comfort zone.
Historically the APC interview was held in a meeting room face to face but with COVID-19 it was via a Teams meeting. The online format didn’t detract and I was delighted to have completed the assessment successfully and to interview four candidates.
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