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CKD Galbraith Attracts Top Graduates

Nine of the best and brightest graduates have joined CKD Galbraith's rural team, whilst two of the firm's rising stars celebrate APC exam passes.

CKD Galbraith has announced the appointment of nine new graduate recruits to further strengthen the firm's rural division. The firm has also announced two more APC exam passes, ensuring that the rural division continues to offer the highest level of service possible.

With offices across Scotland employing 225 people, the firm has seen a significant increase in turnover during the past years while simultaneously reinvesting, opening a new office in Aberdeen and strengthening its operations throughout Scotland. The recruitment of some of this year's top graduates is a boost of new blood to the highly experienced and dynamic rural division.

In an additional boost to the team; graduate surveyors Neil Wright and Crawford Mackay, who work within the Rural Management Team at CKD Galbraith, have both recently passed their APC exams and are now officially MRICS certified Chartered Surveyors for the firm.

Iain Russell, Chairman of CKD Galbraith, said: "The firm attracts high-calibre graduates and professionals and we are delighted to have such an ambitious group of quality young people joining our various regional offices.

"CKD Galbraith continually invests in its people, providing first class training and career development through a number of internal and external opportunities. The recent APC exam passes from Neil and Crawford demonstrate this commitment to its staff and to the high standards of service the firm ensures it provides for all clients.

"The rural division specialises in managing and providing advice on farm, forestry, land and estate interests on over three million acres across Scotland and Northern England. There has been a significant increase in the new management instructions during 2014; the firm has taken on 8 new estate management clients in its Perth, Stirling, Ayr, Galashiels, Aberdeen and Inverness offices, totalling some 45,000 acres."

Gareth Walker who has just joined the firm's Stirling office as a Graduate Surveyor, added: "I'm really pleased to be joining CKD Galbraith. Having just completed my degree in Agriculture and undertaking a post graduate diploma in Rural Estate and Land Management, my role with the Farm Sales division is allowing me to put what I've learnt so far into action and the guidance I've received from the rest of the team has been brilliant.

"I've also enrolled on the Rural APC Pathway with CKD Galbraith's support so I'm building on a solid foundation and feel that I'm learning from some of the sector's leading professionals."