Created in 2014, The Apprentice Network is the brainchild of Wale Sanusi and Sammy Kingston. Their goal is to promote knowledge sharing amongst apprentices in the property industry as well as those in related industries including banking, finance, law, insurance, and construction.
The Apprentice Network encourages apprentices to create and develop relationships with fellow apprentices. Unlike other networking events, The Apprentice Network isn’t restricted to a single industry, which can give you the opportunity to meet people outside of surveying. Meeting people in related industries can be very useful, especially since you never know when you might need advice from a banker, lawyer, insurance agent, etc. The aim is to create a platform that enables apprentices in all different types of professions to establish key relations at the outset of their careers.
Firms associated with the network are investing in tomorrow’s leaders by putting their apprentices in the best possible position to make new contacts and enhance their career going forward. The Apprentice Network aspires to establish partnerships with high calibre firms in the aforementioned sectors in order to better reach their audience. Their ambition is to welcome one firm per year into the network from each of the targeted professional sectors to act as ambassadors of their industry. This approach will help to assert exclusivity to the network and avoid any potential conflicts.
The Apprentice Network plans to give those who are at the same stage of their careers an opportunity to network and share their knowledge and experiences by hosting events and creating an environment where apprentices feel comfortable networking with one another. The ambition is to hold three events per year. In addition to giving apprentices a chance to network, the events feature a variety of guest speakers, including RICS Matrics & UK Operations Manager Karen Rogers, the co-founders of Sociable Surveyors, Sebastian Abigail and Elliott Sparsis, Chairman & CEO of Chainbow, Roger Southam, and LandAid CEO Paul Morrish.
You can find out more information about The Apprentice Network on their website.