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Matthew Bean, who completed his undergraduate degree at Swansea University, has been appointed as a graduate trainee surveyor, by UK regeneration specialist, St. Modwen, to work across its flagship developments in South Wales and the West.

Having completed a sandwich placement with St. Modwen in 2013, Matthew has now been offered a permanent role within the company.  Working across South Wales and the West in his first 12 months, Matthew will be fully involved across flagship projects including the £450m Bay Campus for Swansea University, which opens its doors to the first intake of students in September 2015.  He will also be working on the ongoing development of the £1bn sustainable community at nearby Coed Darcy, the 500,000 sq ft employment park at Baglan Bay and the £1bn mixed used development at Newport’s Glan Llyn.

Commenting on this appointment, Rupert Joseland, South West and South Wales regional director for St. Modwen said:

“We are fully committed to taking on bright new talent and channelling skills into appropriate areas of our business. Our graduate trainee programme will ensure that Matthew gets plenty of hands on experience across the full spectrum of competencies including planning, development, property management, and land valuation. Towards the end of his traineeship, he will have the choice to specialise in more specific areas of the development industry with us here at St. Modwen”

Matthew added: “Having enjoyed my placement with St. Modwen, I am pleased and proud to have been offered the opportunity to now come back as the company’s first graduate trainee.  South Wales holds a special place in my heart thanks to my time at Swansea University and I’m looking forward to cutting my teeth on some of St. Modwen’s flagship projects here.”

The graduate programme is designed to complement Matthew’s Master’s degree in Real Estate Management. By the end of the programme, Matthew should gain his Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) certificate and receive his RICS status in Commercial Property Practice.