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5 minutes with 28th February 2024

Meet Ummi Mahinoor, an Apprentice Management Surveyor here at Workman for the past year and a half, soaking in every bit of hands-on learning and practical exposure this industry has to offer.

What brought you to Workman?

I opted for a degree apprenticeship over university to dive into a more hands-on, practical learning experience. I knew I wanted to get into the property sector from a young age, with exposure from friends and family. Workman’s been a pleasure—friendly faces, great working relationships, and a perfect environment to grow both personally and professionally.

Three Words to describe your Workman experience:

Rewarding, Diverse, Empowering.

A day in your Role:

I’m immersed in day-to-day property management, assisting colleagues, and ensuring tasks are smoothly achieved. My role revolves around seamless property management, working together with colleagues to ensure everything runs like clockwork. Collaboration is key.

Looking ahead, how do you envision developing your role in the coming months and years?

I’m looking to take on more leadership on the properties I manage, and becoming more responsible for the assets that I work on. Completing my APC, becoming chartered, and delivering high-quality work are my main goals.

What is your involvement with internal and external EDI groups?

I am proudly part of the EDI ambassadors at UCEM, sparking positive change through inclusion. I co-run the UCEM’s ‘Be Part of the Change’ podcast, shedding light on the challenges of underrepresented cultures as well as the positive practices our employers are actioning within their organisations to inspire other companies in their approach.

I am also a member of the REACH (Race, Equality and Cultural Heritage) Network here at Workman, where I suggest strategic approaches we can implement into the company and how I can make it a more inclusive and diverse place for everyone.

What can the property do to improve?

The property industry is evolving positively, focusing on EDI factors and sustainability. I think there is space to spread the word to the younger generation that property is more than just building houses. I think we need to focus on getting younger people involved and remove the stereotype that property is just buying and selling properties, there is so much more to it.

What’s a building that holds a special place in your heart?

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. The blend of culture, history, and architecture, coupled with Turkish tea and baklava by the sea, makes it truly beautiful.


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