Surveyor Graduate Application & Interview Tips

This page provides you with application and interview advice provided directly by graduates working in Surveyor

Application Advice: Do lots of research. Get industry experience. Gain experience working under financial and commercial pressure.
Interview Advice: Name a time when you demonstrated commercial instinct. What was the first time.
Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Building at Galliford Try
Interview Advice: Be yourself. You can tell from the recruitment process at Knight Frank that they are focussed on the individual sitting infront of them. At competitor's interviews/assessment days you can feel like a number being scrutinised.
Graduate Commercial Property Surveyor, Agency at Knight Frank
Application Advice: N/A - Offered the role following work experience and a sandwich year during university.
Graduate Surveyor, Logistics and Industrial at Knight Frank
Application Advice: Understand why Knight Frank is different from its competitors and be yourself.
Graduate , at Knight Frank
Application Advice: Be yourself and do your research,
Interview Advice: Understand the company and what you could bring.
Graduate, Retail Agency at Knight Frank
Application Advice: Be yourself.
Interview Advice: Be a person the interviewer would like to sit next to or work with.
Graduate Surveyor, Hotel Agency at Knight Frank
Application Advice: Do work experience at the company you want to join first.
Interview Advice: If you are asked a question, don't lie or make it up. Just say you don't know.
Graduate, Valuation at Knight Frank
Interview Advice: Have a broad understanding of the economy - what are interest rates doing, etc?
Graduate Surveyor, Commercial at Knight Frank
Application Advice: Enthusiasm and a genuine interest is key. Get to meet as many Knight Frank employees as possible, as this is the best way to get a 'feel' for the firm. Interviewers will be impressed with knowledge of recent deals that Knight Frank have been involved with, as well as a willingness to work across a broad variety of sectors when training to ensure the individual is best equipped to pass the APC after two years.
Interview Advice: Knowledge of recent deals. A general overview of the valuation process and broad understanding of technical terms (yields/rack rented/NIA/GIA), knowledge of current/future market trends.
Graduate, Investment at Knight Frank
Application Advice: Make sure you are personable and are able to communicate well and be friendly.
Interview Advice: General property questions and competency questions.
Graduate Surveyor, at Knight Frank