UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 15 DECEMBER 2020
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying student at Birmingham City University, Qasim Khattak, has won Outstanding Apprentice of the Year for Construction and Property at the Birmingham Live Apprenticeship Awards for his work with Rider Levett Bucknall.
At only 21 years of age, Qasim has acquired several years of experience working on projects located in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Italy and currently works with world renowned consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall. Qasim has offered services on local schemes including the HS2 Interchange Station, I.M Properties Headquarters and The Forum as well as other projects including Qiddiya in Saudi Arabia and Very Light Rail.
Attempting to become one of the youngest Chartered Quantity Surveyors with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Qasim has gained experienced working with clients within various sectors including education, residential, healthcare and infrastructure. Having been recognised for both his outstanding career and academic achievements throughout his time at Birmingham City University, Qasim is also an RICS Young Surveyor of the Year finalist and has previously been awarded the Tim Burden Memorial Prize in 2019 as well as the Building Birmingham Scholarship in 2018 from Birmingham City Council.
Speaking about his achievements, Qasim said:
Qasim continues to represent and promote the construction sector and is particularly keen to both encourage the next generation to pursue a career in construction and address diversity & inclusion issues faced across the industry.
Kathleen Fontana FRICS, President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, recently invited Qasim to speak about Diversity & Inclusion within the profession at the international RICS President’s Inauguration Ceremony.
Birmingham City University’s Chartered Surveying Apprenticeship route provides the knowledge and understanding required to pursue an evolving and rewarding career in the property and construction sector.