We have been involved with the first rounds of the search for the property industry’s most promising female student which have revealed candidates with the calibre to promise a highly competitive final.
The annual National Student Awards is sponsored by us along with Bouygues UK and Cushman & Wakefield. The Awards are run by the Association of Women in Property (WiP), an organisation which works to help redress the gender imbalance and skills shortage in the property and construction sector.
Each entrant is put forward by her university course leader and interviewed by a regional panel of industry and academic experts, focusing on her personal skills and potential.
A hectic round of local heats is underway and have already been held in locations around the country where members of our senior team including; Peter Carpinelli, (Thames Valley) Mike Coker, (Midlands) Dawnet McLaughlin, (South) Nick Laugharne, (Chiltern) and Darren Maddox, (South East) have been involved in the judging.
Dawnet McLaughlin, commercial director at our South region has enjoyed the judging process: “These young women have impressed me in terms of their existing knowledge of the industry as well as the ideas and enthusiasm they bring – if they are indicative of the calibre of the future talent coming into the industry then we have a bright future ahead indeed!”
Iain Holliday, from Training in Action Ltd facilitates these judging panels around the country for WiP: “The involvement from the Linden Homes’ senior management team has been crucial in terms of the ‘real world’ exchange of ideas and views and really bringing the industry to life for the candidates. They are particularly good at putting the students at ease and inspiring them in their future studies.”
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