All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Countryside Properties employees based on 46 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.4/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.6/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
4/5
 
Benefits:
4.1/5
 
Company Culture:
4.2/5
 
Career Progression:
4.4/5
 
Colleagues:
4.5/5
 
Training:
3.9/5
 
Enjoyment:
4.4/5
 
Overall Rating:
4/5
 

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- level of support on offer
- training obtained
- not purely desk-based; flexible working environment

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working on live projects and seeing their progression. Having input into processes and selecting materials etc. that are then used on site.

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Having only been at Countryside for 3 months, the best thing so far is the amount of exposure we have been given to those key members of staff at the top of the ranks. With organised meetings, conferences and other activities, it is clear that Countryside regards their graduates highly and want to give them the best opportunities to succeed right from the get-go.

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The best thing about my job is how much the company are keen to facilitate learning in everything I do, frequent formal training sessions in addition to further education is funded.

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great support
Excellent Training
Friendly work environment

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Daily interaction with colleagues, everyone even up to the CEO is willing to help with any issues I may have.

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The best thing about my job is how varied every day is due to the amount of responsibility graduates are given in each department. We are allowed to micro-manage our own projects, so each day you will have a variety of different tasks to do, gaining a real depth of new skills and experiences.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Site Management

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Fantastic opportunities. Lots of training. A business with a good vision for the future and lots of big things to come. They have a great business model and are one of the fastest-growing housebuilders in the UK. They employ some great people and ones who are truly interested in spending the time to get to know you and help you along your way at the early stages of your career.

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

-Every day is different
-Often based outside of the office
-Feel supported to progress and improve your skills and understanding of the industry
-Very sociable organisation, friendly environment, made to feel welcome from outset
-Encouraged to ask lots of questions and try out different areas of the business
-Lots of opportunities to meet with Directors, CEOs etc.
-Opportunity to work in public and private sectors

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Commercial - House Building Central Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people are all exceptionally kind and willing to help you.
The work is challenging and you are trusted with live and important work meaning that you are not just working under someone else.
You are given your own projects.
The firm is growing so it is a perfect place for ambitious people.
They invest a lot into you in training e.g. Masters, RICS, etc.
The grad scheme is very social and meets up once a month minimum for drinks.
A very charitable company with many initiatives for charities around developments.

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Spending time in different rotations and getting a full understanding of the whole company

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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?

Breadth of experience.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Graduate trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people you meet are great, you're thrown in at the deep end and are really engaged in projects. The more you push for responsibility the more you are given. I enjoy all aspects of my job, to the point where I get in an hour early just because I enjoy what I am doing so much. People are friendly and want you to do well and are always willing to help you in any aspect of your career. For example, the CEO of house building offered time out of his day to give me career advice which from what I gather is relatively rare in any job

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

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Rotational aspect experiencing different departments and roles.
Gaining further understanding of the business and partnerships/ housebuilding.
Exposure to senior personnel.
Building up networks across the industry.

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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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Application Advice:

Get your application in early, not last minute. Reference their schemes and save the answers you write for reference in your interview as they mention things from your application.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - they are after the right kind of person which is where I believe they differ to other similar companies who are just looking at qualifications. It is more of a personal interview and a chance to get to know you rather than what you can do for them.

Graduate Trainee, Land at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Learn about the company and its developments.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the company's different divisions. i.e. Housebuilding and partnerships.

Graduate Trainee, Development at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you convey what is important to you personally and what you want to achieve out of the graduate programme. You don't have to know 100% what it is that you want to do at the end of the scheme, but having a general idea of the potential options will help the recruitment team understand that you are aware of what this industry involves and that you want to be a part of it.

Interview Advice:

The most important advice is to be yourself. All members of staff along the recruitment process are really nice and approachable, so you will feel more at ease. Your knowledge and personality will come through in this sort of environment. Discuss your ethos and your aspirations in conjunction with the company.

Graduate Trainee, Development at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

The company hires graduates from all different backgrounds and levels of experience, so it is important to show how this experience has led you to be interested in the construction industry and how your background and skills transfer into this industry.

Interview Advice:

Really show your interest in the company, do your research and even go and have a look around a site and some of the showrooms.

Graduate Trainee, Land at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Have previous work experience in the industry. Have detailed answers on your application form

Interview Advice:

Asked about things I had put on my application form. Be yourself and relaxed, they want to see your personality.

Graduate Trainee, Graduate Scheme at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, show how passionate you are and be honest about your experience and work ethic.

Graduate Trainee, Housebuilding at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Make it interesting - HR receive lots of applications so you should make yours stand out. If you have little industry experience, talk about your hobbies and why you think that would make you fit well into the company or why you are passionate about house building, as after all, you gain most of the skills you need on the job.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself most of all.
My next piece of advice is to be prepared, read relevant government policies on housing and environment to make sure you are in the loop with current UK events in the industry. Subscribing to journals can also be a benefit.

Graduate Trainee, Planning at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Get all of your relevant qualifications and experience on the initial application. Make sure your grammar and punctuation are correct. Show that you are truly interested in the industry!

Interview Advice:

Throw yourself into the assessment center/day. Be engaged. Be punctual and dress smart. This is the one day to show the company what you're about. This is what will get you an interview. Ask good questions. Communicate well.
Be on time and present yourself well in the one-to-one interview. Stay calm and be yourself in the room. Stay focused and make sure you answer questions in detail and to the point. DONT WAFFLE! Ask questions back to the interviewer. Ask them about the company and how they felt the interview went. You want them to realise you are really interested in the opportunity.

Site Management, Construction at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be clear on what the firm does, why it is different to other developers, what the focus of the firm is and look around a development if possible to get a feel for our customer focus.
Be clear on what drives you and focuses you.
Know why you want to work in residential and why at Countryside

Interview Advice:

- Know the firm and the difference between Partnerships and Housebuilding and their focus.
- Know about housebuilding conditions in the market.
- Have an understanding of the Process from acquiring Land to Disposal of Homes.
- Be kind, smile and relax, be yourself as it's as much about your drive and personality as what you say.
- Make sure you have strong teamworking and leadership skills.

Graduate Trainee, Commercial – House Building Central at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Be a team player on the assessment day

Interview Advice:

Don't overthink too much - it is a very relaxed style of interview

Graduate Trainee, Graduate at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Read the questions carefully, the application is short so good answers are vital.

Interview Advice:

Don't feel rushed, construction staff speak and act fast but you need to focus on getting your skills across.

Graduate Trainee, Graduate Scheme at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

It's not just about your experience within the construction industry and the degree you have done. It's about how you want to become a part of the industry even if it is totally new to you. Answer the application sheet honestly and on assessment days just be yourself. I really enjoyed the applicant day, everyone was so nice, they want you to succeed. Go in with a confident mentality - you have nothing to lose.

Interview Advice:

Do some research. You are emailed with a list of topics to read over that are of interest to the interviewers, they have helped you so help yourself by reviewing articles and reading around the subject. The interviews are relatively relaxed, I was so nervous, but they are understanding and you have a member of HR there to help push you in the right direction if you’re stuck. It sounds cliché but just be yourself, you want to present yourself as a likeable person. Make sure you arrive early and always try and make conversation with anyone you meet whilst you are waiting. I was chatting to the receptionist about paint colours for her bedroom for about 30mins, but it shows you are confident and are adaptable - which is good for showing how you will present yourself day to day and with external clients.

Graduate Trainee, Commercial at Countryside Properties
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Application Advice:

Application straight forward - short answer questions.
The assessment day was interactive with team building activities.

Interview Advice:

The interview was fairly relaxed, more to get to know you as a person. General knowledge of property markets required but not too intense.
Knowledge of company and the roles of each team.

Graduate, Land at Countryside Properties
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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:

- friendly / caring
- benefits package
- rotating around gives broad picture

Worst:

- Old school management (old certain teams)

Graduate Trainee, Land at Countryside Properties
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Best:

All staff and colleagues I have encountered are approachable and friendly. We get a competitive salary with a company car bonus, as well as the encouragement to undertake further studies and qualifications. We are enrolled on a general bonus scheme, get a company car or allowance, provided with general independence and trust in getting your work done whilst also having the required support to do this.

Worst:

If I had to put something, flexible hours are being worked upon to become more regularly implemented.

Graduate Trainee, Development at Countryside Properties
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Best:

The best thing about Countryside is how the company supports the personal progression of its employees. It invests in its young employees so that we are able to become more knowledgeable and skilled workers as well as wanting to continue to work for Countryside.

Worst:

The company is split in to two different divisions and then several different regions, there can sometimes feel like there is a bit of a disconnect between the different regions.

Graduate Trainee, Land at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Leaders in the industry
Excellent support from senior staff

Worst:

Long hours

Graduate Trainee, Graduate Scheme at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Great work atmosphere, constant opportunities for self improvement and personal development

Worst:

Nothing!

Graduate Trainee, Housebuilding at Countryside Properties
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Best:

The people at the company are the most friendly I have ever met. If I ever need a question answering, they are more than happy to help, even with masters coursework! Graduates have buddies (someone just off of the scheme), and a mentor (usually a manager or director), as well as a graduate coordinator, showing how willing people are to make time for you. The support system is quite flawless.

Worst:

Parking - only senior people are allowed to park at head office which means anyone below Associate Director level has to park in provided car parks around Brentwood and catch a mini bus in (or make other arrangements).

Graduate Trainee, Planning at Countryside Properties
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Best:

-Feel supported to progress and improve your skills and understanding of the industry
-Very sociable organisation , friendly environment, made to feel welcome from outset
-Encouraged to ask lots of questions and try out different areas of the business
-Lots of opportunities to meet with Directors , CEOs etc.
-Opportunity to work in public and private sectors
-Good atmosphere across the company, whilst there are the usual hierarchies, people at every level are very friendly and happy to share their knowledge with you as a Graduate.

Worst:

N/A

Graduate Trainee, Technical at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Flexible working hours
High focus on teamwork, mental wellbeing, inclusion, helping each other,
You are given your own projects
The firm is growing so it is a perfect place for ambitious people
They invest a lot into you in training e.g. Masters, RICS, ect.
A very charitable company with many initiatives for charities around developments
Friendly kind people

Worst:

Brand recognition is still not quite there
Offices not in city central areas.

Graduate Trainee, Commercial – House Building Central at Countryside Properties
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Best:

rotations

Worst:

location

Graduate Trainee, Graduate at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Opportunities
Training
We have a voice that is listened to

Worst:

it does appear opportunities vary dependent on region and office

A lot of office politics - but I'm sure that would be the same anywhere

Graduate Trainee, Commercial at Countryside Properties
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Best:

Sociable
Interactive
Progressive
Well paid

Graduate, Land 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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