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Responsibility:
3.4/5
 
Work Life Balance:
4/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
4/5
 
Benefits:
3.6/5
 
Company Culture:
4.2/5
 
Career Progression:
3.9/5
 
Colleagues:
4.4/5
 
Training:
3.6/5
 
Enjoyment:
4.1/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.9/5
 

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people and the depth of the business you get to work with.

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Seeing the work I do become a reality, seeing a job go from a computer screen to the construction site to the finished development.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The work is enjoyable.
Get to get out of the office and view sites.
Involved in all stages of the work.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Flexible employer, nice colleagues.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good colleagues, very supportive learning environment.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The core values and culture the company stands for.

The people who work at Avison Young are always so helpful and approachable even if you work in different teams.

Charity day once a year.

Lots of social events throughout the year.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Valuation Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The team I work in is good, fun and supportive. I'm not afraid to ask for help and the environment is very inclusive. The work I do is interesting and incorporates a variety of different tasks, challenges and opportunities.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

No day is ever the same.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Business Rates Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I really enjoy the variety of work undertaken on a day-to-day basis and the work life balance. There is a real focus on taking care of employees and keeping the work interesting.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good variety of jobs involving different properties, different valuation purposes and client objectives.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Restructuring Solutions Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

No two days are the same

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great team to work with and exposure to what is going on in the South West.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Challenging work and the ability to work client side.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Company culture
Friendly people in the team
Good social opportunities

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Vals Job Title: Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The culture and team.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Varied work
Interesting projects

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Real Estate Finance Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Second-year graduate running my own projects with own clients. Trusted to go out and meet clients alone. Great team. Loads of opportunities to progress my learning.

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Industry: Consulting Department: Planning Development and Regeneration Job Title: Graduate Planner

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety of work.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Town Planning Job Title: Graduate Planner

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The variety of work.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Valuation Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Exposed to a lot of different jobs

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Building Consultancy Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The flexibility of the job, sometimes you can be out of the office carrying out surveys and inspections, other days you can be in the office. Also have the opportunity to work from home if necessary, and there is a wide range of support networks around you such as the Business Services department which, for example can complete schedules for reports etc.
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Industry: Property & House Building Department: PMC Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

can work independently

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The feeling you get when you have a satisfied client at the end of a transaction.

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Support, training opportunities, varied work, challenges, great colleagues and working environment.

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The people I work with.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Retail, Hotels and Leisure Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

My really supportive team.
The exciting work I get involved in.
The office environment.
The graduate social scene.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Development Consultancy Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Amount of responsibility from day 1

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Retail Hotels and Leisure Job Title: Graduate Planner

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Fantastic team.
An excellent graduate team who ensure all your needs are met on a daily basis and future career goals.
Very sociable and great events put on by the charity committee.

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Industry: Consulting Department: Planning, Development and Regeneration Job Title: Graduate Planner

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Exciting and challenging work. Support from senior members of my team.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The opportunity to get involved in work that I thoroughly enjoy
Working alongside passionate, kind people
Career progression

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The job is so dynamic and the support given by the business gives you great commercial awareness and experience.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

You get to deal with a wide variety of issues and different specialisations.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great team around me to help whenever needed.

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Line managers provide the opportunity to manage my own time. I am given the opportunity to experience new things in my role.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The flexibility and variety of work. Everyday is different in the world of property, as the job changes when working for different clients.

Meeting people - Working in agency means I facilitate viewings for all types of people and businesses which can be fascinating.

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Avison Young (formerly GVA)

Average start time: 08:30

Average end time: 18:00

Average number of working hours: 9.5

Based on 53 reviews


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Application Advice:

Make sure you read up on the company and Avison Young's values and find ways to integrate these and highlight these throughout your application.

Interview Advice:

The company is extremely supportive of you and your hobbies and values. Highlight examples not only in university work or interships/work experience but in your personal life is a great way to showcase what you've done and your interest as well as using a wide range of examples. Finding ways to integrate things your passionate about into the interview helps you be more confident and relaxed.

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, but try to be a leader and listener. You have also have to know your stuff at the same time.

Interview Advice:

What you know about the company (don't say the basic info).

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Application Advice:

Think carefully about whether you want to work for such a specialised team.

Interview Advice:

Best and worst employers, attraction to a career in property, competency examples e.g. handling an unexpected problem.

Graduate Surveyor, Telecoms at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Application Advice:

Know the market conditions where you're going to be working and have an idea of what the day to day job will entail.

Interview Advice:

Do your research on not just the firm, but the wider market conditions & trends and the APC. Be able to have an opinion on things rather than just memorising facts. Try to highlight any past experience and how you can transfer what you have learnt into the role. Know what the APC entails (roughly).

Graduate Surveyor, Business Space (Agency) at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Application Advice:

Try to make your application stand out! Generic answers and examples of competency scenarios will not make you a stand out candidate, so try to make your application memorable.

Get as much work experience as possible at different companies.

Do your research on the company, whether that's facts to know or the company values make sure you do your research.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you are well prepared for standard interview questions.

Try to provide unique examples regarding competency questions.

Ensure you are confident, friendly and apporoachable not arrogant.

Graduate Surveyor, Office Agency at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Application Advice:

Research the company and understand their true values and demonstrate how you would fit into their culture.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. It's ok to not know the answer to everything. The interview is more of an opportunity to see who you are and whether you would fit in rather than a knowledge test.

Graduate Surveyor, Occupier Solutions at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Application Advice:

Be honest about what you want to get from this position.

Interview Advice:

About my current level of experience.

Surveyor, Corporate Solutions at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Application Advice:

Research key clients the company work with, key focuses of the company and the opportunities it will provide. Make it specific to the firm.

Interview Advice:

Questions I was asked included how you would value property/land in different scenarios and questions on modules studied on my course.

Graduate Surveyor, Business Rates at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Application Advice:

Concise CV, make it relevant and highlight your best qualities/what you can bring to the business.

Interview Advice:

Have a clear answer as to why you want this role and why you chose to enter into this profession. Be ready to answer questions about yourself, try to highlight what relevant attributes and skills you have which will complement the role being offered.

Surveyor, Valuation at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Application Advice:

Know what is going on locally - How is your local city changing?

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. We get on well as a team, it's nice to learn about your interests, we like to know you're human and will sit well in a friendly team.

Graduate Planner, Planning, Development and Regeneration at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Application Advice:

To get relevant experience across a number of firms.

Interview Advice:

Have relevant and practical examples of when you have shown the relevant skills to succeed in the real estate business.

Surveyor, Energy at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Application Advice:

Take time on application.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, gives you a chance to understand the company.

Graduate Surveyor, Valuations Consultancy at GVA
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Graduate, Vals at GVA
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Application Advice:

No spelling mistakes and don't include every piece of work experience ever - only those which are relevant.

Interview Advice:

Be commercially aware. Be open, friendly and presentable. Talk to lots of people at the assessment centre. Show that you understand how GVA's offering is different to other firms and why that is what you are interested in, i.e. very friendly working environment, business more driven by consultancy rather than agency, etc.

Graduate Surveyor, Real Estate Finance at GVA
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Application Advice:

Apply for the internship. Good way to get a feel for the company and secure a job before the graduate scheme.

Interview Advice:

Think of it more like a chat about your interests and skills, rather than an interview.

Graduate Planner, Planning Development and Regeneration at GVA
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Application Advice:

Complete a work experience placement before applying for the job.

Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself! You are good enough.

Graduate Planner, Town Planning at GVA
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Application Advice:

Try applying for internships first

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and research about the company

Graduate Planner, Planning at GVA
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Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself, always give examples where possible relating it back to your previous experience.

Graduate Surveyor, Building Consultancy at GVA
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Application Advice:

be concise and not generic with your responses

Interview Advice:

try prepare answers in advance

Graduate Surveyor, PMC at GVA
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Application Advice:

It's not all about the academia on your CV/application. Put anything down that you think makes you stand out.

Interview Advice:

If you get past the general assessment days, the people interviewing you are more interested in how you as a person will fit in with the team, not how many GCSE's you got to an A grade. Be warm and genuine, and try your best to relax. If you're faking who you are in the interview they will see straight through you.

A smile goes a long way!

Surveyor, Investment at GVA
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Application Advice:

It helps to have previous work experience in the sector and/or in a similar role (even if in a seemingly unrelated industry).

Graduate Surveyor, Telecoms at GVA
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Application Advice:

Give an honest and full representation of yourself.
Make sure you have plenty of work experience.

Interview Advice:

Make sure examples you give in answers to questions are genuine and don't sound too contrived.
It is important to build a rapport with your interviewer. Smile, relax, speak at a normal pace!

Graduate Surveyor, Retail, Hotels and Leisure at GVA
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Application Advice:

Be honest

Interview Advice:

Be yourself

Graduate Surveyor, Development Consultancy at GVA
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Relax!

Graduate Planner, Retail Hotels and Leisure at GVA
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate strong writing skills, bring in examples to your interview.

Graduate Planner, Planning, Development and Regeneration at GVA
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Application Advice:

Be honest and genuine in your application. If you are passionate about a certain area of the industry then let it show. Employers look for passionate individuals.

Interview Advice:

Believe in yourself. If you are confident in yourself and can back it up with good basic knowledge, then you will put yourself in good stead to be seen as a strong candidate.

Graduate Surveyor, City Investment at GVA
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Best:

The people and their passion for the employees

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

The people I get to work with and the way the company looks after its employees.

Graduate Project Manager, Building at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

The people here are very welcoming especially been from Yorkshire has helped me settle so easy.
Directors don't speak down to you.
The APC support is amazing, a lot better than other companies.

Worst:

The graduate rotations can be very competitive

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

Flexible and nice colleagues.

Worst:

Old fashioned office.

Graduate Surveyor, Telecoms at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

Teamwork/collaborative atmosphere. Supportive of career progression.

Graduate Surveyor, Business Space (Agency) at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

Inclusive and supportive. Treat their employees well by putting on staff socials and events. Good training with numerous workshops and seminars to brush up on industry knowledge or hear from people outside of the business about their careers or insights.

Worst:

Nothing!

Graduate Surveyor, Occupier Solutions at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

Great culture and team

Graduate Surveyor, Development Consultancy at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

Great Exposure to the industry

Worst:

No negatives.

Surveyor, Corporate Solutions at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

Great work life balance, everyone is very friendly and welcoming.

Worst:

Possibly could do with more development on cross departmental working, though this is being improved. Also more initial briefing on the APC when graduates start though this is also becoming more organized with new HR based in London.

Graduate Surveyor, Business Rates at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

Company Ethos

Worst:

Location

Financial Analyst, Real Estate Finance at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

Good resources available.
Variety of professions and business units working in close proximity- utilize the skills and knowledge of colleagues.

Worst:

Lack of flexibility with working- introduced flexible working but no clear precedent/understanding of what is and is not permitted.

Surveyor, Valuation at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

Career opportunities

Graduate Surveyor, Restructuring Solutions at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

Great opportunities, offices located all over the UK, knowledgeable and approachable employees.

Worst:

Very desk based environment, with lack of flexibility in working hours.

Graduate Planner, Planning, Development and Regeneration at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

Strong leadership.

Worst:

Turbulent history with a number of name changes and take overs.

Surveyor, Energy at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

N/A

Worst:

N/A

Graduate Surveyor, Telecommunications at Avison Young
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Best:

Great environment to learn about all aspects of real estate

Worst:

Some management do not have good leadership skills

Graduate Surveyor, Office Agency at Avison Young (formerly GVA)
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Best:

The culture, the people

Worst:

The lack of events involving the whole firm. Other firms have huge christmas parties which are black tie which makes you feel more appreciated.

Graduate, Vals at GVA
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Best:

Friendly atmosphere and collaborative working environment

Worst:

Name not as recognised as larger firms

Graduate Surveyor, Investment at GVA
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Best:

Lots of social events and opportunities to do charitable fund-raising/volunteering. Extremely open and friendly working environment - everyone is friends and enjoys eating lunch/going to the pub together after work.

Worst:

Not as big a brand name as some of the others, but this is hopefully changing now that GVA is Avison Young and now has a large global platform.

Graduate Surveyor, Real Estate Finance at GVA
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Best:

Very friendly

Worst:

Old fashioned and formal approach to business and work/life balance

Graduate Planner, Town Planning at GVA
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Best:

annual leave allowance
ability to buy extra annual leave
support from senior colleagues if problems arise
approachable colleagues

Worst:

job security

Graduate Surveyor, PMC at GVA
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Best:

The people.
The flexibility (this, however, is personal experience. Others would say this is non-existent).

Worst:

The lack of investment into the company over recent years.

Surveyor, Investment at GVA
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Best:

Excellent APC training

Surveyor, Valuation at GVA
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Best:

Good, friendly working environment, flexibility

Graduate Surveyor, Telecoms at GVA
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Best:

Great graduate scheme with training opportunities

Worst:

Not always aware of what opportunities exist within the company

Graduate Surveyor, Development Consultancy at GVA
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Best:

Very sociable
Prestigious company
Merging with international organisation
Great graduate team

Worst:

Would like to see other employees in different offices more
More grad events!!

Graduate Planner, Retail Hotels and Leisure at GVA
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Best:

Excellent reputation in the industry.
Company culture.

Worst:

Lack of diversity, in particular senior female employees.

Graduate Planner, Planning, Development and Regeneration at GVA
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Best:

Very approachable staff, even at senior level
Very well regarded throughout the industry

Graduate Surveyor, City Investment at GVA
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