Charles Parkhouse worked for an estate agency for over 30 years before he discovered the Sava Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation. Having graduated from the course, Charles subsequently went on to setup and spearhead the newly created surveying department at his existing estate agents.
We recently caught up with Charles to get an understanding of his experiences with the Sava diploma and the Q&A is summarised below.
Q: Charles, how did the Sava diploma help you progress your career?
A: “I was able to open up a surveying department in the existing estate agent and worked there for two years, before I was able to buy into a firm. The opportunities are vast with the Sava diploma and the route you take depends on what your own preferences are”.
Q: That’s great to hear Charles! Glad to know the Sava diploma helped you so much. We really love hearing about the successes of our graduating from the Sava Diploma. What do you enjoy most about your career in residential surveying?
A: “I really enjoy being my own boss and every day is a new challenge. There are also numerous options for the type of work that you can do.”
Q: Thanks Charles – it’s good to hear that you enjoy your job. Final question: what did you enjoy the most about the diploma?
A: “The lecture days were really interesting, and you can learn a lot from mentors and fellow students. The diploma also helped me grow as a person and gain invaluable knowledge”
30% of learners who enroll on the Diploma in Residential Surveying and valuation are from an estate agency background. One route estate agents take once graduating from the diploma include adding services to their current role, as Charles did. The diploma opened up a wealth of opportunities for Charles and he was able to increase his expertise.
If you’re an estate agent who wants to develop their career further click here to find out more about our Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation https://sava.co.uk/education/diploma-residential-surveying-valuation/