Global real estate advisor CBRE has appointed two apprentices at its Bristol office as part of its ongoing efforts to support the next generation of property professionals.
Andrew Green joins the valuations team and Kiran Naidoo is working across the agency and consultancy teams, including lease consultancy and office, retail and industrial agency.
Both will follow a four-year programme that combines formal training though the University College of Estate Management with learning on the job and will have the opportunity to work with a number of different teams before becoming fully qualified Chartered Surveyors.
The apprentice scheme forms part of CBRE’s Next Generation programme, which also includes its graduate scheme. Andrew and Kiran join 45 other surveying apprentices working with CBRE across the country.
After completing his A-Levels, Kiran worked for a local estate agency in Bristol before joining CBRE’s apprenticeship scheme, while Andrew has also completed his A-Levels and has a background in finance.
“When I was told I’d been offered the role at CBRE I was completely over the moon,” said Kiran. “It’s been a few weeks since I first joined and the feeling is still the same. I’m delighted to be part of such a remarkable team and am eager to work as hard as I can over these next four years.”
Nikita Dheir, Next Generation Lead at CBRE Bristol, will be overseeing Andrew and Kiran’s placements. She said: “Both Kiran and Andrew’s enthusiasm shines through in their approach to their work and we’re already benefitting from their fresh perspective. As well as having the opportunity to support them as they start their careers, having the input of a younger generation will help us as we continue to grow as a business.”
Tom Morris, Managing Director, CBRE South West added: “Supporting the next generation is a big focus for us and we’re excited to be introducing CBRE’s apprenticeship scheme to our Bristol office and to welcome Andrew and Kiran, both of which were exemplary candidates. This is a great opportunity to start their careers within the commercial real estate market and we’ll ensure they have the support they need to get as much out of their training as they can. We are committed to building a more diverse team and the apprenticeship scheme enables us to do this, bringing forward talent through a different route.”