Once seen as the younger, lesser-known sibling of the undergraduate degree, apprenticeships have not always had the easiest time finding the limelight. However, as university tuition becomes increasingly expensive, apprenticeship schemes seem increasingly to be viewed as better-value alternatives.
Brenda Jones isn’t your typical property professional. The Association of Women in Property’s (WiP’s) new national chairman started out studying for a degree in social and political science and once entertained thoughts of a career as a social worker. These days, however, she works as a technical director in project management services at multi-disciplinary consultancy WSP.