Career Profile: Surveying Apprentice
Name: Amina Khatun
Job Title: Surveying Apprentice
As part of the wider division in London, my team provides a range of property management consultancy services to private sector landlords, with a focus on central London as well as regional shopping centre, retail park and high street retail assets.
Working from our London HQ, I primarily work on mobilization and lease consolidation services and provide advice in relation to both new developments and existing assets, with landlord & tenant relationships forming the root of my day-to-day advice. My experience has taught me that property management is an important foundation within the industry which if considered and applied strategically and to a high standard, can significantly enhance the lifecycle of a property, often adding both immediate and long term value.
I take responsibility for overall property asset management services which can include rent & service charge payments, production and approvals of alteration licenses and tenant liaison. I also work closely with facilities managers, our accounts department and support units. This has meant that a variety of customer service & general accounting knowledge that I have acquired are through my work. I’ve really enjoyed the wide range of case studies relevant to UK property law throughout the involvement of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 which intertwines with my property studies.
Currently undertaking the following:
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
- NVQ Level 3 in Commercial Property Management – Surveying
- Working towards gaining Associate RICS membership
GCSEs – Mathematics, English, Science, Additional Science, Citizenship, Geography, Design & Technology, Religious Studies and Physical Education
Qualification to be achieved
- Associate RICS
What made you decide on a career in property?
My fascination with architecture, transactional markets and the built environment initially steered me towards a career in commercial property. I was keen to understand the dynamics of property and realise its true potential. I entered the industry as a trainee office agent in the West End which allowed me to pursue further training to gain my AssocRICS.
Amina KhatunSurveying Apprentice
If you are passionate about the pace & the energy of cities, the wider economy and the synergy between the two, then a career in property can arm you with important skills, deliver a variety of exciting opportunities and place you at the focal point of that future.