Christopher Moran – A Sava Graduate

Christopher Moran is a Sava Graduate who was a Police Officer before joining the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation.  He now runs his own successful surveying firm Christopher Moran Residential Surveying, which is based in South Yorkshire/Derbyshire and surrounding areas and is a great example of how the Diploma can lead you to starting your own business.

 

We recently caught up with Christopher to get an understanding of his experiences with the Sava Diploma. The questions and answers are summarised below:

Q. What was your role before joining the course?

A. I was a Police Officer for over 12 years, during which time I worked in departments such as 999 response, plain clothes burglary teams and in a Detective role in CID.
However during this time I also thoroughly enjoyed property and bought and renovated (including making significant structural changes) two properties.
I remember our Sava class on cavity wall ties and my clear recollection of seeing fishtail ties when I had previously removed sections of external walls!

Q. What made you consider a career in residential surveying?

A. A good friend and fellow surveyor saw my passion for property and suggested I consider a career as a surveyor. He thought my investigative mind from the Police, combined with my construction skills would make a good fit.

Q. What is it in particular that drew you to Sava and the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation?

A. I really like how practical and vocational it is. As a mature student I didn’t have the time for a largely theoretical course, as I wanted to make a relatively quick career change. I was very drawn to the fact that at the end you can obtain the AssocRICS accreditation and can start working as soon as you qualify.

Q. Would you recommend the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation to others looking to pursue a new career?

A. Absolutely. It’s highly enjoyable, there are many job opportunities at the end and some of my course mates have become really close friends.

Q. What would you say has been the highlight of the qualification process so far?

A. I was extremely lucky with the mentoring and support I had both during my training and continuing now. As such with the support, the highlight for me has been starting and running my own business; Christopher Moran Residential Surveying – www.moransurvey.co.uk specialising in Level 2 surveys in South Yorkshire/Derbyshire and surrounding areas. It’s been a great success and I absolutely love my work.

Q. Do you have any future plans?

A. I plan to continue running my business, continue developing my skills – such as gaining the Property Care Association Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness in Buildings and working towards my MRICS.
I have also started mentoring Sava learners from all over the country and plan to continue this and perhaps one day do some lecturing for Sava on the diploma.

If you also have a passion for property, then find out more about the Sava Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation here: https://sava.co.uk/education/diploma-residential-surveying-valuation/

 

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Christopher Moran is a Sava Graduate who was a Police Officer before joining the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation.  He now runs his own successful surveying firm Christopher Moran Residential Surveying, which is based in South Yorkshire/Derbyshire and surrounding areas and is a great example of how the Diploma can lead you to starting your own business.

 

We recently caught up with Christopher to get an understanding of his experiences with the Sava Diploma. The questions and answers are summarised below:

Q. What was your role before joining the course?

A. I was a Police Officer for over 12 years, during which time I worked in departments such as 999 response, plain clothes burglary teams and in a Detective role in CID.
However during this time I also thoroughly enjoyed property and bought and renovated (including making significant structural changes) two properties.
I remember our Sava class on cavity wall ties and my clear recollection of seeing fishtail ties when I had previously removed sections of external walls!

Q. What made you consider a career in residential surveying?

A. A good friend and fellow surveyor saw my passion for property and suggested I consider a career as a surveyor. He thought my investigative mind from the Police, combined with my construction skills would make a good fit.

Q. What is it in particular that drew you to Sava and the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation?

A. I really like how practical and vocational it is. As a mature student I didn’t have the time for a largely theoretical course, as I wanted to make a relatively quick career change. I was very drawn to the fact that at the end you can obtain the AssocRICS accreditation and can start working as soon as you qualify.

Q. Would you recommend the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation to others looking to pursue a new career?

A. Absolutely. It’s highly enjoyable, there are many job opportunities at the end and some of my course mates have become really close friends.

Q. What would you say has been the highlight of the qualification process so far?

A. I was extremely lucky with the mentoring and support I had both during my training and continuing now. As such with the support, the highlight for me has been starting and running my own business; Christopher Moran Residential Surveying – www.moransurvey.co.uk specialising in Level 2 surveys in South Yorkshire/Derbyshire and surrounding areas. It’s been a great success and I absolutely love my work.

Q. Do you have any future plans?

A. I plan to continue running my business, continue developing my skills – such as gaining the Property Care Association Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness in Buildings and working towards my MRICS.
I have also started mentoring Sava learners from all over the country and plan to continue this and perhaps one day do some lecturing for Sava on the diploma.

If you also have a passion for property, then find out more about the Sava Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation here: https://sava.co.uk/education/diploma-residential-surveying-valuation/

 


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