Not only were we lucky enough to win KEiBA Employer of the Year this year, our Surveyor, Sam Prideaux MRICS, also won Best Construction Apprentice at the South East Construction Awards.

We are beyond proud of Sam, who completed his Apprenticeship, Degree with the University College of Estate Management and APC exam to become Chartered in just 6 years.

It’s unusual for the award to be given to someone who is no longer an apprentice, however Sam’s exceptional journey from a school leaver to a Chartered Member of RICS in such a short time, stood out to judges. Sam joined Modus in 2015 as our first apprentice. Since then, he has helped Modus grow to the successful business it is today under the mentorship of our Directors, Martin and Michael.

The submission covered questions such as ‘What sets this apprentice out from the others’, ‘What is their contribution to the wider team’ and ‘What has the impact been on them as a person’.

We asked Sam to write a few words about how he found his apprenticeship:

“Overall, my apprenticeship was a really positive experience and enabled me to obtain both technical and personal skills that have bettered me both as a person and a professional.  I was able to obtain a university degree and professional qualification with no financial debt, whilst being trained and gaining technical experience which I wouldn’t have had if I decided to go to university full-time.  It has also given me the opportunity to build amazing relationships with both colleagues and clients on a professional and personal level, which I feel is extremely valuable in life.

I have great ambitions within the construction sector. The first of which is to broaden my experience and skill set to ensure I can bring as much value to my clients and colleagues as possible.  I also recognise the great need to promote sustainability within the built environment and want to ensure I am involved in projects that positively impact both people and the planet.”

Congratulation again to Sam, we can’t wait to see what else you can achieve in your career at Modus!

If you are thinking about entering the construction industry through an apprenticeship, send us an email on and we’ll be happy to chat you through the process.