Becky Mead has been a member of the Trinity Rose family for many years, originally as a property manager at Charters, our sister company. A skilled professional, she has gone from strength to strength and we’re thrilled to share her story today.
We asked Becky to take five minutes out from her busy schedule to tell us about her professional development and goals for the future…
Where did your career as a property surveyor start?
Having worked within the property industry and primarily within lettings since I left college some 16 years ago when the time came for a change, I knew that I wanted to do something that built on my knowledge of the property industry and allowed me to further myself within the same field. Previous roles have included being a lettings and valuation manager within an estate agent and working as an auditor for an asset management company.
My role as a property manager within Charters was great from the point of being able to juggle working and being a busy mum but I was keen to find a role that would allow me to get back out and about, visiting properties and learning more about them.
How did you transition to surveying?
After carrying out some research, I enrolled on the SAVA diploma in residential surveying. This 2 year course allows you to study at home part time and attend various lesson days throughout the year. Within the second year, you are set various coursework to complete as well as carry out accompanied inspections.
During my year of study, I was working within Charters Property Management and studying part-time.
How did Trinity Rose help with your progression?
Once I started my coursework I moved across to Trinity Rose where I worked for a period as an administrator. This role was really helpful in allowing me to learn the different types of surveys available as well as gaining an understanding of the common concerns held by house purchasers. I also got to understand the format of the different types of survey when carrying out the amendments.
I started accompanying Chartered surveyors on their inspections and helped produce reports and market valuations. Since working at Trinity Rose, I have been on over 70 surveys and this has helped enormously when producing my coursework.
The support from the team at Trinity Rose has been fantastic and I have learnt a huge amount in my time so far. I am really pleased I made the jump and decided to re-qualify (minus standing out in the downpours this week!). The role is very interesting with a great variety of being out and about and time in the office carrying out further research and writing reports.
What does the future hold?
Juggling working full time, studying and family time has been challenging, with each piece of coursework taking over 40 hours to complete. But now I just have one exam and one final piece of coursework standing between me and being able to apply for my ASSOC RICS membership. That will allow me to carry out home buyers reports and market valuations and I am looking forward to qualifying and continuing my progression within surveying.
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We’re so happy to have Becky on the Trinity Rose team. Motivated, knowledgeable and skilled at her work, she certainly has a bright future as a RICS Surveyor and we look forward to supporting her at every step. For now, good luck with that exam and the last piece of coursework. We’re sure you’ll pass with flying colours!
If you’re looking for an experienced, trusted surveyor or have any questions at all, please get in touch. A member of the Trinity Rose team will be happy to help.