FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3 February 2020
- Hawkins are prioritising professional staff development to maximise service
- Quantity Surveyors at Hawkins are on a new pathway to obtain globally recognised competencies as Chartered
Hawkins is the latest organisation to be supported by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in building a bespoke programme to further develop the competence of its employees in line with international standards for professionals in the built environment.
The RICS Assessment of Professional Competence Development Programme (ADP) is recognised by employers across the region as a leading professional development programme.
The newly approved ADP for Hawkins focuses on its quantity surveyors and will complement the existing Hawkins Cadet Programme to provide three key benefits.
First, a globally recognised, competency-based framework to guide knowledge and skills development of its quantity surveyors. Second, a formal pathway for those quantity surveyors to become Chartered Surveyors. Third, and most importantly, increased service standards and levels of assurance for clients of Hawkins.
Chris Nicholl, Market Director, Asia Pacific, RICS said “We are delighted that Hawkins has taken this step.”
“Workforce capability is critical to service delivery and therefore business success.” he said.
Michelle Manley, Partner Development and Public Affairs Manager, RICS, commented on the ADP, saying “Hawkins is putting a priority on developing and retaining highly educated and capable professionals.
“The benefit of having a team of Chartered Surveyors will have a lasting knock-on effect.” she said.
Allan Barclay, General Manager, Hawkins, Commercial & Finance said “Having RICS validate our programme tells us that our approach to learning and development meets international standards, and that we are giving our cadets the right start in working towards a globally recognised, professional qualification.
“This benefits our industry as a whole, not just our people and company.” he said.
In discharging the new ADP, Hawkins joins other leading property and construction organisations across the region including Kāinga Ora, Beca, Hampton Jones, Maynard Marks, Prendos, AS Jacobs, Construction Cost Consultants, Dominion Constructors, Colliers International, Laing O’Rourke, Decmil, Downer, WT Partnership, Jacobs, Watpac and Acumentis.
Read the release on the RICS website here