A leading Exeter property consultancy has been shortlisted for a prestigious award which celebrates excellence in undergraduate employability.
Fisher German, which has an office in Exeter, has been announced as a finalist for the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards’ ‘Best Development Programme’ award.
The award recognises employers who offer students development programmes that improve both technical and soft skills, as well as empowering them to be more effective and successful employees.
Fisher German was shortlisted in recognition of its placement offering which give students hands-on industry experience.
The firm offers 12-month placements to university students looking to progress into the property sector which cover both soft and technical skills to complement their studies.
Those undertaking a placement are fully integrated into the team, have their own workload and are directly client facing with real responsibility under supervision.
They are provided with bespoke training days, have a dedicated mentor, are given study support and are encouraged to attend CPD days and social activities.
The winners of the awards will be announced at virtual ceremony on February 25.
Fisher German partner Ruth Ofield, who leads both the placement and internship schemes, said: “It is fantastic to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award which recognises employers providing the very best undergraduate work experience across the UK.
“At Fisher German, we pride ourselves on developing talent and supporting young people to grow right across our industry.
“Being a multi-disciplinary firm means we are able to provide students with a wide range of experiences and help them develop the skills and experience they need to progress in their careers.
“They are given responsibilities right from the start and are treated as full-time members of staff, and we have made a number of job offers to students who have taken part in both our internships and placements.
“It is excellent to be shortlisted alongside a number of high-profile, multinational companies, and we now look forward to virtual awards ceremony next month.”