All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Countryside Properties employees based on 32 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.3/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.3/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.9/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
4/5
 
Company Culture:
4.2/5
 
Career Progression:
4.3/5
 
Colleagues:
4.5/5
 
Training:
4/5
 
Enjoyment:
4.4/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.9/5
 

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Customer Care Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

continous interection and team work involved within the company

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land Buying and Development Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The best part about being a graduate at Countryside is probably the amount of responsibility you are given from the get-go. Your line managers will be very trusting with your workload. Within the first few weeks, you will be co-managing meetings, sites, running financial appraisals, talking to sub-contractors or potential new clients.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Graduate role with view to enroll in commercial Job Title: Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The opportunity to gain experience in a range of roles and observe how a development company operates from a variety of perspectives.
Working alongside knowledgable and experienced people and having the opportunity to learn from them.
Being involved in different teams and observing various ways they achieve their differing goals to reach a common objective.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land & New Business Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The level of responsibility, the variety in the work and the people that you get the opportunity to work with.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Graduate Programme Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Training opportunities
Friendly and helpful colleagues
Varied workload

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate Trainee Assistant

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The Graduate Scheme is flexible, supportive and well-run. The company are used to rotating graduates with measures in place to make sure we each have the responsibility, training and support we require. The company as a whole has a positive working atmosphere and is booming.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Development Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Company culture, incentives, progression

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Getting a feel for each rotation for a good amount of time. Get to engage regularly with the Executive Committee. Feel valued and treated as an adult, rather than an apprentice.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Rotational - Development Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Strategic Land Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

At Countryside, you get to experience 8 different departments over the two year rotational programme, helping to build your knowledge of the housebuilding industry as well as Countryside. You also establish key contacts within the business along the way including board members.

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Industry: Property & Housebuilding Department: Land Job Title: Trainee Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The work environment, the people, the office vibe!
The career progression and support.
The challenging tasks.
The company car and other benefits.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Planning and Development Job Title: Gradaute Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

We get the opportunity to move around the business so you get to experience every department in the company which will help you with the final position you choose. We are also given the opportunity to move around the different offices now that Countryside has more nationally spread.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Construction Job Title: Graduate Site Assistant

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Friendly colleagues

Flexibility

Good salary and benefits

Plenty of training available

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Rotational Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

We rotate around the business so are able to learn about the whole process property and are then able to decide where we would like to end up. This is great to learn about the business and to network with loads of people.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Strategic Land

Industry: Property & House Building Department: All Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Decent pay, meet lots of people, work is enjoyable and there is always available support.

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Industry: - Select Industry - Department: Development Job Title: Graduate Development Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I have progressive responsibility and have a variety of work.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Development Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people you work with and their enthusiasm

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The rotations around the various departments allow one to experience the different departments/stages of the development process. This also allows one to build a network across the company.
Additionally the company offers a huge amount of training that can be taken advantage of.

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

Industry: Property & House Building Department: Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

No two days are the same.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Property & House Building Department: Rotational Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The company is full of nice, helpful and dedicated people who are always willing to help graduates

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Industry: Property & House Building Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Rotation system and getting an insight into all the departments and work colleagues within.
The professional yet friendly working environment.
Different challenges day to day and you are driven by delivery of the product and deadlines.

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Industry: Property & House Building Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety. No two days are the same.
Great exposure.
Given lots of responsibility.
Supportive staff.
Countryside invest in their employees. Constantly attending training days, seminars, enrolling on courses etc.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: All Departments Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Various Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: New Homes & Communities Job Title: Graduate Development Manager

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Development Job Title: Development Surveyor

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Average end time: 18:00

Average number of working hours: 9.5

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Application Advice:

- show direct interest
- do appropriate research on the company and incorporate that information into your application

Interview Advice:

- show direct interest
- be confident
- Look smart
- have a good beginning middle and end when explaining why you want the job

Graduate Trainee, Customer Care at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be truthful and be yourself. As part of the application, you may have to take part in an assessment day where members of the ExCo board and other directors will be present. You shouldn't see this as a day to compete with your peers for places, but as a day to show the staff at countryside your personality, who you are, the skills you have and the passion you have for property development.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you are prepared. Dependent on who is interviewing you will depend on the type of interview you have. Some are very laid back and will consist of a chat about your education and hobby so the directors can get a real sense of your personality. Others will want to know you have a firm desire to work for the company and understand the role/ division you want to progress into.

Make sure you at least flick through the most recent financial statements to ensure you know how many homes CPPLC built in the last financial year, their place on the stock exchange, profit. They also love it if you have visited sites and understand the character of the company.

Graduate Trainee, Land Buying and Development at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you will be working where you are told you will be working. Ensure the correct personnel are present. For example, if you are told you have the opportunity to undergo your APC, ensure people with the correct qualifications to be our counsellor are present at the office you are told you will be working at.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and show enthusiasm.

Graduate, Graduate role with view to enroll in commercial at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Apply early and make sure that you love real estate!

Interview Advice:

Be genuine, down to earth and willing to work hard.

Graduate Trainee, Land & New Business at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Show relevant experience or interest in the construction industry. Relevant degree not necessary, but demonstrate where your interest in housebuilding has come from and any relevant modules/work experience you have.
Show interest in a varied graduate scheme that offers experience across the company.

Interview Advice:

Just be confident and friendly - your CV has done the hard work!

Show that you're really interested in the industry and keen to learn.

Graduate Trainee, Graduate Programme at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Ask as many experienced people as possible to critically review your CV and train your soft skills for the assessment day and interview.

Interview Advice:

Stay up-to-date on the housebuilding industry. Learn the basics of the numerous job roles within the company.

Graduate Trainee Assistant, Technical at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be yourself

Interview Advice:

Be yourself

Graduate Trainee, Development at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be sociable in the assessment day, be yourself and don't try and match the loudest person in the room - they're not looking for this type of person. Be a team player and help others succeed on the day.

Interview Advice:

Be relaxed, it feels more of an informal chat than an interview. Answer truthfully and engage a conversation more than sitting answering questions.

Graduate Trainee, Graduate Scheme at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you claim to have.

Interview Advice:

Learn your CV

Revisit your application

Know your dissertation

Keep up to date with industry news

Learn about Countryside

Graduate Trainee, Strategic Land at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Take time to read up about the company if you haven't already. Be thorough and honest about your experience to date and make sure it is relevant. Write it out electronically (not handwritten) - this just makes it far more presentable.

Interview Advice:

I know it sounds cliché but be yourself. People like a personality as much as someone with relevant experience/qualification. I personally found the interview was very relaxed which made me much more comfortable. Answer any questions concisely and don't waffle. Show a bit of flare and try to stand out from the rest. Ask lots of questions yourself. Show you are interested in the company. Show an interest in the person interviewing you. At the end, ask for feedback on how you did. It's always nice to come away from an interview knowing what their thoughts were.

Trainee Graduate, Land at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Research the company and get another person to read through your application before submitting.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, research the company and make sure that what countryside is trying to do with its building of high quality houses and homes is what you want to do.

Gradaute Trainee, Planning and Development at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Answer any questions honestly and be open about what you want to achieve.

Interview Advice:

The interview is relatively laid back and involves relatively typical interview questions.

Graduate Site Assistant, Construction at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Show you are passionate about house building and the company. Use all of your experience to sell yourself and show your skills.

Interview Advice:

At the assessment day be yourself. During the tasks remember to work with the other candidates, team work is important and what they are looking for. Don't be afraid to say your opinion, and believe in what you are saying.

In the interview do some research on the company, property and development news and have a list of examples to demonstrate your skills and abilities to work for the company. They want to get to know you better, so show that you have done the back work to prepare you for the interview.

Graduate Trainee, Rotational at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to be enrolled on other (out of hours) training which you must complete in your own time, but for your benefit of course.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, go to some sites, show an interest in the projects and prepare well for all the most common interview questions.

Graduate Trainee, All at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

My advice would be to make sure you demonstrate how you are different and let your personality come across. I have a non-cognate degree (History) which demonstrates you do not need to have a 'construction' related degree. Record your experience and skills that make you a perfect candidate for the Countryside properties as well as the role!

Interview Advice:

My assessment centre consisted of four activities: a group presentation, a team-working exercise and two others which I can't remember! Just be yourself and show how you can work well within a team.

I then had an interview with the Development director a week or so later at my potential new office.

I would advise to know the projects that Countryside currently have on and if you are looking to go into a particular area, explain your motivations for doing so and perhaps go into detail on a particular part that you find interesting.

Graduate Development Manager, Development at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Don't worry if you don't have a relevant degree, this company values more than that.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you know why you are applying for a job in house building.

Graduate Trainee, Development at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Answer the questions honestly as they are likely to be brought up in interview. Assessment centre is very full on, and involves some unusual but interesting tasks.

Interview Advice:

Important to know about the company and the business as a whole. Some technical questions were asked, however the interview was more relaxed than other interviews from other house builders.

Graduate Trainee, Land at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Read the questions carefully.

Interview Advice:

Do your homework on the company and know current industry news.

Graduate Trainee, Land at Countryside Properties
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Interview Advice:

Research the company history and fully understand the variety of work the company undertakes.

Visit one of the sites before hand and mention that in the interview, give them your opinion on your experience

Graduate Trainee, Rotational at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Explain your previous experience and how that applies to the industry. Describe the end goal that was achieved and what skills and advice you used to reach that goal.

Interview Advice:

Research both the partnership and new homes sections of the business.

Be yourself and don't pretend to know everything.

Be logical in your answers and if you do not know the answer, either say so and then use a logical method on how you think you would get the answer.

Graduate Trainee, at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the company and the wider housing market.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Be confident.

Graduate Trainee, at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Make sure that your application is relevant to the company. Demonstrate that you have fully researched the company and that you're a well-rounded person. Identify why you wish to work for this house builder rather than the others.

Interview Advice:

The interview is conducted by a panel, this will usually consist of 2-3 directors. It is important to ensure that you engage with all members of the panel and ask questions about that role their department has in the business. Although the interview is formal, it is important not to get intimidated by the prospect of more than one director, they are all very friendly and are genuinely interested in what you have to say and can bring to the company.

Graduate Trainee, All Departments at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be honest.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you research the company before by studying their website. Also have a look at what their competitors are doing and the current state of housebuilding industry. Visit one of their developments if you can as it gives you a good idea of the scale of what they do and an opportunity to ask some questions. Cliché, but be yourself. Answer questions honestly and confidently, if you don't know the answer then just say so.

Graduate Trainee, Various at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.

Graduate Trainee, at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work hard but receive the rewards for the hard work!
Must be flexible and able to switch from one job to the next.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and confident in your own ability.
It's not all about your qualifications but how you interact with the interviewers and they like to know your learning style.

Graduate Development Manager, New Homes & Communities at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be honest, don't try and be the person you think they're looking for be the person you are. There are not two people in this office that are the same and that is why the team works so well.

Interview Advice:

Answer everything accurately and truthfully. If you do not know just tell them you do not know as opposed to trying to guess the answer you think they want to hear.

Development Surveyor, Development at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Dynamic working environemnt

Worst:

Lies about how long the surveys are

Graduate, Graduate role with view to enroll in commercial at Countryside Properties
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Best:

The responsibility and the variety of the work and the people.

Worst:

Nothing.

Graduate Trainee, Land & New Business at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Positive working atmosphere, great opportunities Post-Graduate Scheme, graduates are respected.

Worst:

Non-flexible working hours.

Graduate Trainee Assistant, Technical at Countryside Properties
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Best:

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Worst:

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Graduate Trainee, Graduate Scheme at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Flexible working

Good starting package

Fully supportive of additional training / qualification

Varied work

Worst:

IT systems

Communication through the business could be better

Graduate Trainee, Strategic Land at Countryside Properties
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Best:

The high end product offered
Company ethos
Ethics
Health & Safety
Office environment
Inclusion
The people
Career progression

Worst:

The PLC world can be quite cut throat. You need to perform!

Trainee Graduate, Land at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Everyone is very friendly and approachable. As graduates, we get a lot of exposure to senior management so they know who we are and we know them.

Worst:

Due to completing rotations we are not able to get stuck into a project and given real responsibility. There is no flexible working, which would be appreciated to get a better work life balance.

Gradaute Trainee, Planning and Development at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Opportunities to work for all of the departments

Taken care of in terms of what department you want to work in and location

Graduate Site Assistant, Construction at Countryside Properties
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Best:

There are lots of social opportunities, which helps create a great work life balance as well and providing the opportunities to network with people in different roles.

It still feels like a family owned company, even though it is a well known housing developer, there are no barriers to managers as everyone is really approachable.

Graduate Trainee, Rotational at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Everybody is willing to help you.

Graduate Development Manager, Development at Countryside Properties
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Best:

The people - everyone is friendly, happy and willing to help

Worst:

The computer system can be frustrating occasionally, however this is only a very minor issue.

Graduate Trainee, Land at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Friendly / welcoming staff.

Professional but relaxed atmosphere.

Graduate Trainee, Land at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Culture, friendly yet professional environment.
The efficiency of the workforce.

Graduate Trainee, at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Option to buy into the company at a reduced share price.

The company is currently growing and its recent float on the stock exchange has brought new opportunities

Worst:

Culture varies dependant on the region you work in

Graduate Trainee, All Departments at Countryside Properties
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