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Responsibility:
3.8/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.6/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.8/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.9/5
 
Company Culture:
4/5
 
Career Progression:
3.5/5
 
Colleagues:
4.1/5
 
Training:
4.1/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.9/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.8/5
 

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Application Advice:

Be honest throughout in your answers on the application form. Don't cut any corners and if you make it to the video interview stage, dress as if it was a real interview.

Interview Advice:

Preparation is key. I was required to undertake a ten minute presentation on a property related matter to two senior partners. I learnt the presentation word for word and presented in front of family and friends on numerous occasions beforehand.

Also, at the questioning stage, do not be afraid to say you don't know. Alternatively, you can ask to go back to the question at the end if your mind has gone blank.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Rural West at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Show your personality.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Rural Estate Management at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Go through the job description and think of examples in which you have fulfilled various roles. Highlight these at the interview also.

Interview Advice:

Don't be nervous! When I met my to-be line manager and head of HR who were leading the interview I was immediately put at ease and discovered how friendly and approachable they were. It is also a good idea to take along any work you have done on any projects on previous placements or university modules.

Planner, Planning/Milton Keynes at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Bidwells is a great environment in which to learn and gain experience. The company also encourages participation in a number of sports activities and social events.

Interview Advice:

An enthusiastic approach to learning and innovation is key.

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management / Building Consultancy at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Bidwells is a great firm to join at the start of your career as the firm covers all aspects of property consultancy and surveying so there are a lot of opportunities to gain a wide range of experience.

The firm is incredibly friendly and inclusive.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Rural Surveying at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic and bring a lot of energy. Employers want people who will love their job and give it everything they have. Work is so much better if you enjoy it and I would say a lot of people here enjoy what they do.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Rural / Norwich at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Tailor your answer specifically to the company. When applying for a number of different grad schemes it's easy to try and copy/paste generic answers. Take the time to tailor your answer to the company. Have a look on the website to get an idea of the values/ethos they promote.

Interview Advice:

Prepare!

Look at the company website to get an understanding of how the business is set up (get an understanding of the different teams within the business and the markets they operate in). Have a basic understanding of the local property market (level of rents/values, prominent sectors etc.) as well as the broader national market.

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Application Advice:

Show that you are sociable and can converse with a variety of different people.

Interview Advice:

Show past experience.

Rural Graduate Surveyor, Rural at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate that you are keen, adaptable and willing to learn. Experience is always useful but not necessary - I was successful in my application with extremely limited experience.
Importantly, be honest. Don't embellish the truth to make you sound more experienced or competent than you actually are - remember that as a graduate you are being invested in to learn and to develop.

Interview Advice:

Understand the organisation and its values. It is important to demonstrate that you understand the target markets of Bidwells and the opportunities and challenges that these markets present.
Be able to demonstrate that you have a knowledge of the different divisions of the organisation and how they interact with one another.

Graduate Building Surveyor, Building Consultancy at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Show that you are passionate and knowledgeable about the company.

Interview Advice:

Highlight current issues affecting the property industry today.

Building Surveyor, Commercial at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Undertake well rounded work experience and ensure that you have a good understanding of topical issues within the industry.

Interview Advice:

Practice your presentation. Make sure you are honest in you application and be confident of everything you say you have done.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Rural Surveying at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Don't be afraid to bring new ideas with you, Bidwells are always looking to improve on what we have. Not only new ideas for ourselves, but it is beneficial to have fresh ideas to put forward to the clients we work with.

Interview Advice:

Show what you can bring to the company and just be yourself.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Estate Management – Perth at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Ensure you have a good knowledge of what is expected of a graduate from a rural land management degree. Be calm and collected and just be yourself.
Feel free to ask questions and engage with the interviewers.

Interview Advice:

Prepare a good presentation and know it inside out.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Valuation at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about the rural life and everything that goes along with it, and be interested in the area you would be working in! You do end up living in a rural area, so the life has to be one you will love.

To be seriously considered applicants are required to have a RICS accredited degree, this is essential to speed up the chartership progress. I did a RICS accredited masters course.

Interview Advice:

Be up to date on all rural matters. It's a constantly evolving environment, with big changes underway. It is so important to know what is going on, and this often involves having good local knowledge (for example, what sort of farming practices are carried out in the area, what are the most common breeds of livestock in the area).

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Estate Management at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Be honest and don't think you can accomplish everything quickly.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and give plenty of examples of any experience and show enthusiasm. Also wear a suit or be smartly dressed!

Graduate Building Surveyor, Building Surveying at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Be sure to stay up to date with rural affairs.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to answer questions in obscure areas of the field of work. I was asked about relevant considerations for potential commercial development which is not a core area of rural practice surveying.

Graduate Surveyor, Inverness at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.
Think about the questions.
Know the company's background, who some of their clients are, and sectors they work in.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Graduate Surveyor, Investment at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Answer all the questions, and make it clear if you have been on work experience with the firm.

Interview Advice:

Expect general knowledge questions in addition to technical ones. E.g What is the bank of England Base Rate.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Land and Business at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Be innovative and different and make sure you stand out from the crowd. One of the most important things is to show initiative as due to the nature of the work there is often no time to be walked through the job.

Interview Advice:

An interviewee should be confident with a good technical knowledge, also show your personality as they will suit you to the different teams in the different offices.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Land and Business at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Display passion and knowledge outside of the UK
Display knowledge of financial markets.

Investment Assistant, Agri-Investment at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Plenty of work experience needed and a proper understanding of the market and industry. Plenty of practical experience.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Agency at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Be honest and open about your past experiences. Research the company.

Interview Advice:

Expand on experiences which have helped you gain new skills

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Land & Business at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Be honest about who you are and what you expect from the role.

L&OD assistant, Learning and Organisational Development at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Range of work experience.

Interview Advice:

Be up to date with what is happening in the market, which will affect the business and clients

Assistant Rural Surveyor, Land & Business at Bidwells
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Interview Advice:

Relax and be prepared

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Rural Estate Management at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Include examples of work you have been involved with previously that are relevant to the role you are applying for. Be enthusiastic and take an interest in the role.

Interview Advice:

Read about the company, there social and charity initiatives, who the head partners of the division are that you apply for, projects they are involved with etc. All of the information is available on the website.

Planning Consultant, Planning Division at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Although office based, good practical knowledge of the Agricultural industry and practical experiences really does help you stand out. Knowing what your clients have to consider, and day to day elements that can and will effect decisions will enable you to full fill the role.

If you are someone who loves the agricultural industry, and wants to help individual farmers to develop their businesses and remain competitive in the ever changing industry, then this is the job for you!

Interview Advice:

Make sure you are up to date with current agricultural affairs, know the current price of Wheat or pint of milk.

Don't be afraid to put your opinions across on hot topics, such as GM crops or the Badger cull

Graduate Agricbusiness Consultant, Land and Business at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Make sure your CV is up to date and, as importantly, neat, accurate and clear. Spelling, punctuation and formatting errors can give as bad an impression as turning up to an interview looking scruffy! Other than that, say not just what you have done but what you took from it.

Interview Advice:

Listen to the question and think through your answer before speaking. People who start speaking straight away without thinking have a habit of garbling an answer out in a mixed up order. 5 seconds of silent thinking can go a long way.

Rural Surveyor, Land & Business at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Know the industry.
Know what are the current developments that affect the industry.
Research Bidwells.

Land Agent, Land and Business at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

The more you put in, the more you get out.

Interview Advice:

Detailed information relating to the industry (e.g. commodity prices)
HR style questions: e.g. What was your greatest achievement?

Agribusiness Consultant, Land & Business, Oxford at Bidwells
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Interview Advice:

Be honest, read up on financial as well as everyday news. Know your stuff.

Trainee Rural Surveyor, Rural at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Show that you are a well rounded person with a genuine interest in the industry. Demonstrate that you are hard working and knowledgeable, including an understanding of relevant industry news and issues. Also show that you are a nice, jolly person who would fit well within the company.

Interview Advice:

Have a good, broad understanding of Rural Surveying and the rural sector. Be confident and if you don't know an answer, don't just make it up but demonstrate how you would find the answer out.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Land & Business, St Albans at Bidwells
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Interview Advice:

Know the industry and know why you want to work for Bidwells.

Graduate Surveyor, at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Get work experience and consider your options. Surveying is a wide career and honing the particular area you wish to go into is the first step.

Interview Advice:

Apart from the usual interview questions you may also get topical rural/agricultural questions (land prices, price of wheat, interest rates etc) if you are applying for a job in Rural Surveying.

Rural Surveyor, Land & Business at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Get as much work experience as possible so you know which areas of work appeal to you most.

Interview Advice:

Turn up smart, KNOW YOUR STUFF. No-one expects you to know everything, but you do need to be up on current affairs/topical updates in the industry etc.

Rural Surveyor, at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Tell the truth about the extent of your knowledge.
Employers are expecting to train you.

Interview Advice:

Try not to be intimidated by the formal process, once you're in the office you will realise how friendly the interviewers are.

Graduate Engineer, at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Be confident but most importantly, be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Be on time. Dress smartly. Brush up on technical property knowledge, e.g. rents, yields.

Graduate Surveyor, Investment at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Do work experience before applying.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Land & Business at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Get plenty of experience.

Graduate Rural Surveyor, Rural at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Get as much work experience as possible but be confident.

Interview Advice:

Be well practised in all the usual questions.

Assistant rural surveyor, Rural at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Bidwells are a friendly organisation and want to see that you are a friendly and approachable person. On your application form think of varied examples of different experiences that show you as a person and not just your degree.

Interview Advice:

My interview with Bidwells was one of the more relaxed and friendliest interviews and this reflects the oganisation as a whole. They were interested in me as a person outside of university/ education and are keen for to you be enthusiastic in getting involved in the organisation be it social, sporting or networking. You do need to be aware of industry/ market changes that have an impact on your chosen field in the present but also those that might have an impact in the long term.

Bringing examples of your work into an interview is great way to demonstrate your ability. I had an A3 folder of drawings as well as a scrap book of projects I had been involved in on any work experiences/ placements.

Graduate Building Surveyor, Milton Keynes at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Do lots of work experience!

Rural Graduate Surveyor, Land and Business at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Try and tailor application questions to the company i.e. dont just copy and paste answers from previous applications for other companies. Do some research into how the company operate and the types of people that they employ and try and factor this into any answers given i.e they may pride themselves on being innovative so try and show you an innovative person with your application.

Interview Advice:

You can't do too much preparation (especially if you have to give a presentation).

Graduate Surveyor, Agency at Bidwells
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Application Advice:

Get experience, everyone is willing to give work experience.

Interview Advice:

Ask - is there anything on my CV that concerns you......deal with the question.

Agency surveyor, Cambridge at Bidwells
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