The following is a Graduate Review for Countryside Properties.
Countryside Properties scores 4/5 based on 46 reviews.
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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
Personally, I think when graduate days are organised could improve. There are a lot of days out of office between October and December – 13.5 organised days and several separate days organised by the graduates for various projects. I think there should be more emphasis in spreading these out periodically during the year as if you are in a short rotation it can really affect what you're learning and you miss out on a lot during this time
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £23,000 - £25,000
Current salary: £23,000 - £25,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
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.
Do you have any interview tips?
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.
Professional Trainee, Sales at NFU Mutual