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SoLR April Update

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

Our first social of the year was a great success with around 80 members and guests getting together at Purecraft in Birmingham on Thurs 24 March. Big thanks to Carter Jonas for contributing to the bar and food tab.

You can now RSVP to our London social which will happen on Thu 26 May and a Manchester event is being planned for September - we aspire to hold future events at ground-level or above…


Member Feedback

Our survey closed on Fri 25 March and we have been reviewing the feedback. An impressive 60% of respondents have offered to actively get involved with SoLR. The full results of the survey is available below, and you will see the feedback taken on board through our future activities, with a focus on guest speaker and professional expert webinars and in-person social events and activities, as we continue to form a community who can collectively drive our practice forwards and become a subject matter authority.


Raising our Profile

SoLR members Sophie Quitmann and Sheoma Richards attended the Walsall Works EXPO in partnership with the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI) on Thurs 24 March.

It was a great opportunity for them to inform attendees about Land Referencing as a career, SoLR and the Land Referencing Apprenticeship due to commence in September 2022.

The event was a success with some attendees signing up for the mailing list and expressing their interest in applying for the apprenticeship scheme. A special attendee included the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, who can be seen photographed next to Sophie by our SoLR banner.

Huge thanks to Walsall Works for organising this event and NCATI for assisting us with the promotion of the Land Referencing Apprenticeship Scheme!

Jacobs are the latest organisation to advertise apprenticeship vacancies in the Midlands, joining Aecom, HS2, Mott MacDonald and WSP. All vacancies can be found here.


Upcoming Events

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And Finally...

London's Oldest map goes on display

The oldest surviving map of the capital will be the centrepiece of a new free exhibition, Magnificent Maps of London, which opens at the City of London Corporation’s London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) on 11 April.


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