RICS displayed a passion for more than just property this week with a “fantasy rugby league” evening. Whilst similarities were cast between the professions in terms of a need to tackle focussed team efforts and to encourage up-and-coming “players” from all backgrounds, it seemed obvious that the main requirement of the event was to join the furor that grips the nation as the rugby World Cup 2015 commences.
RICS Fantasy Rugby league online game was launched at the event which supports the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools programme, whose principal partner is CBRE, and LandAid – the property industry charity. LandAid works to improve the lives of children and young people in the UK who experience disadvantage due to their economic or social circumstances. It looks to the property industry’s expertise to help the cause, for example, by raising funds to build social centers where young people can meet safely or to create training programs where children can develop key life skills.
RICS works to sustain an awareness of opportunities through the younger generation and activities, such as the rugby World Cup, that captivate worldwide awareness present the perfect occasion. Panelists at the RICS rugby evening highlighted the need to build effective professional teams where the whole is most definitely greater than the sum of its parts, much like a rugby squad. The key message of the evening was that youngsters need to be aware that there is plenty of opportunity within the property and construction industry whether they choose the university or apprenticeship route.
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