Alice Carpenter is the newest member of our Berlin office in Germany. Coming from the New Forest in Southern England, Alice has found her way to Berlin whilst undertaking her BSc Building Surveying degree, via distance-learning from the University College of Estate Management in the UK.
A distance-learning degree requires a lot of dedication and determination, with little guidance but the full freedom to work and live as you please. With this freedom, Alice has lived in London and Berlin throughout her studies, gaining her property knowledge in and amongst two exciting cities with ‘hot’ property markets, before graduating at the age of 21.
Alice is our youngest team member, as a 2017 graduate, in the TA Europe Berlin office and is now undertaking her APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) training programme to become a Chartered Building Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction and which is increasingly being recognised in Germany.
After two years of practical work experience at TA Europe, where her professional experience will be supervised and supported by technical expert colleagues, including a Fellow (FRICS) Chartered Building Surveyor, Alice will prove her professional competence towards gaining ‘Chartered’ status from the RICS, which is the most important stepping stone for any Building Surveyor Career.
TA Europe has the capability and active enthusiasm to support graduates and other young professionals so that they can grow and learn alongside their training. With offices in Essen, Berlin, Brussels and shortly Munich, as well as partner experts across Germany and Europe, Alice is looking forward to travelling and working in various locations. In her first week alone, she visited project sites and properties in Leipzig and Hamburg for real ‘on the job’ experience, which is a valuable and enlightening start for her APC training programme and track record of professional work.
As part of Alice’s APC formal training, she is required to keep a diary, recording the professional knowledge and experience she has gathered whilst working, which goes towards a final interview and presentation of case studies. Alice will be regularly posting ‘blog style’ articles with her up-to-date progress on her APC route with TA Europe, which can be followed on our website.