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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Rotating – Residential at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Research the companies you apply for, before you apply. Tailor your application and CV for each company.

Interview Advice: Make sure you're prepared for any interviews for graduate schemes. Know the company you're applying for and be honest about yourself and your ambitions.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: To do your research on the Company, be concise in your application form and ensure that your CV highlights your main achievements and triumphs.

Interview Advice: If invited to an assessment day to remember that you are being assessed for the entire day and not only during set tasks.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Think 'big picture' - understand where the industry is heading and where the business itself wants to be compared to its competitors. Understand the workings of the industry and its relationship with the government/financial health of the country. Do a lot of background research about Barratt, its brands (David Wilson, Ward Homes, etc.) and understand what makes them leader of the housebuilding sector.

Interview Advice: Again, 'big picture focus' - Barratt, being most successful housebuilder, is constantly thinking ahead of its competitors so understand how. As well as that, communicate valid, strong examples when you've worked well as a team and the techniques you used, and when you've had to overcome a difficult situation - these questions always crop up. Communicate why you've got an interest in the housebuilding sector.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, Land at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Have some experience in this industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Give your CV in: you never know who will pick it up and be interested. There are more routes into becoming employed than an assessment way.

Interview Advice: Prepare your questions: do your research.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, Land at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: It is not about qualifications with Redrow, it is about the person. Make sure your personality comes across.

Interview Advice: Prepare prepare prepare! Know about the company history.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Be as honest as you can and make sure you answer each question in depth so that the HR team can gain a strong understanding of who you are. Make sure you do your research about Redrow and keep up to date on the latest news regarding UK housebuilding and planning updates.

Interview Advice: After the online application process, you may be asked to attend an assessment centre. Here you will be asked to engage in group activities with other applicants so make sure you do your research so that you are well equipped. Don't let others in the room overshadow you. This doesn't mean you have to have the loudest voice in the room, but you should be confident, engaging, personable and make sure others know of your presence. Stay relaxed, confident and composed. Allow others to see the best in you.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: To try to work hard and never give up.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Countryside Properties

Graduate Trainee, All Departments at Countryside Properties

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.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Countryside Properties

Graduate Trainee, Various at Countryside Properties

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.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Berkeley Group

Sustainability Graduate, Sustainability at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Answer the question asked in the application form, choose a development to talk about that is different- has done something unique e.g. the bees at one tower bridge.

Interview Advice: Research Berkeley Group in particular their developments and their visions and values. Our Vision is the backbone of the business you will be asked about this throughout and asked to do a presentation on one of their commitments.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Berkeley Group

Graduate Technical, Technical at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Research current Berkeley projects and if possible visit a few in person.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Countryside Properties

Graduate Trainee, at Countryside Properties

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, Construction at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Just be yourself.

Interview Advice: Act confident and know your subject.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, Construction at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: This is a practical on site role. You will spend all of your time working out of a site office and will be dealing with problems on site. This is a challenging construction role, not an office job.

Interview Advice: It is important to ask what you will be doing day to day as this is not what people expect from the role. Ask about the mileage you will be covering to and from work. Ask about professional development through gaining MCIOB.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, Rotational at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Its a pretty relaxed application process in my honest opinion compared to other companies that I applied for. Redrow is committed to training you, that's why they do not hesitate about taking on graduates with degrees that aren't construction related, if they can see that you have the ability to work hard and learn. They stress the importance of taking on people with genuine enthusiasm for the industry, with the ability to work in a team and people who can influence and lead. In short its a cliché, be yourself and be confident.

Interview Advice: Very relaxed interview, I wasn't grilled on any particular subject but its always good to prepare yourself by being up to date on your industry knowledge. But Redrow prefer to interview after the assessment centre which is different to other house builders. At the interview stage they want to get to know you and get a sense about whether you would suit that office.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Always be open minded; the job is so varied for the first two years and you will gain so much exposure. You have to give it your all and wherever that takes you is meant to be and you will have a great background knowledge.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company, not just the product but the culture. Redrow invest in people and you want to show that you are worth investing in and that you would be a good cultural fit. Essentially, you want to show that you have a good work ethic and a positive attitude to both internal and external customers as well as your colleagues.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, Design and Engineering at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Be open to different roles and departments, and have open mindedness. The rotational scheme will offer opportunities in lots of different departments.

Interview Advice: Research and have an understanding of house building, know the products. Be yourself.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Apply even if you think you aren't completely suited to the role.

Interview Advice: Be honest.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Berkeley Group

Finance Analyst, Finance at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Be passionate about Berkeley Group and what they do, understand their developments and their ethos. Understand Our Vision and the companies culture and values.

Interview Advice: Go and visit a Berkeley development, understand the product and what sets Berkeley apart from their competitors.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Berkeley Group

Finance Analyst, Finance at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Be passionate about Berkeley Group and what they do, understand their developments and their ethos. Understand Our Vision and the companies culture and values.

Interview Advice: Go and visit a Berkeley development, understand the product and what sets Berkeley apart from their competitors.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Berkeley Group

Land Graduate, Land at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Research into the company and what they do.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to be part of Berkeley?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate Trainee, Technical at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Make sure your CV stands out, including relevant information employers want to see and what will make you different from other applicants.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, aim to impress, be well informed and bring examples of work, where you have used AutoCAD or relevant work to the department you wish to enter.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate Trainee, Group Sustainability at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Demonstrate a clear understanding and passion for house building and your role. Try and get some experience in a related role - a bit of a better understanding of the industry and the role rather than just what you've been taught will make a huge difference.

Interview Advice: Make sure you undertake thorough research around the company and the industry. Know what the current trends, legislation etc. are in the industry. Just be yourself and relax - if you're being interviewed they want to get to know you, not to trip you up!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate Trainee, Group Sustainability at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Demonstrate a clear understanding and passion for house building and your role. Try and get some experience in a related role - a bit of a better understanding of the industry and the role rather than just what you've been taught will make a huge difference.

Interview Advice: Make sure you undertake thorough research around the company and the industry. Know what the current trends, legislation etc. are in the industry. Just be yourself and relax - if you're being interviewed they want to get to know you, not to trip you up!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Technical Graduate, Crest Nicholson South at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Be prepared to get as much out of it as you are willing to put in. I have found this especially true as I was new to the industry, therefore I was always going to go through a very steep learning curve. However that curve has been extremely interesting and enjoyable at the same time, pushing me to perform tasks out of my comfort zone. As long as you are willing to learn, the wealth of knowledge around you from people in various departments in invaluable.

Interview Advice: Ensure that you are confident and honest by showing experience that you have, which would enable you to show your skills and capabilities.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate, Sales and Marketing at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: You need to be a person who likes to learn new things, and isn't afraid of responsibility from day one.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to question what you will be doing and how far you can go in this company. Crest Nicholson like people who know what they want, so be prepared to answer tricky questions that are simple but to the point, such as why are you here?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate Trainee, Technical at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Make sure you have done your homework and you know what sets Crest apart from our competitors, what our company values are and the type of project that we work on, but also what's happening in the wider housing market. Then think about what it is that you have to offer Crest, what makes you interesting?

Interview Advice: The interviews were reasonably informal, and mostly had competency based questions. If you are able to do so, I'd definitely recommend doing some practice interviews with your University's careers department or if that isn't an option a family friend or anyone who is going to be able to give you good, honest feedback about how you come across in an interview. I would have a few examples ready to go for various questions, how have you successfully lead a team, how have you managed problems that have arisen etc... Also remember that interviews go both ways, you'll be getting interviewed by directors in the company and they have a lot of knowledge about the company and industry, so make sure that you have some good questions for them as well!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Know the business and know the industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. There is no right answer, only the right attitude.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Assistant Urban Designer, Group Design & Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Make it clear why you want to apply to work specifically for Barratt and not just in housebuilding. Research the company brands and visit some of our sites to discover what we are building in your area.

Interview Advice: Think about the bigger picture. When giving examples or making decisions, think about their long-term impact.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Do it! Although slightly daunting having to uproot every 2 months, it allows you to network with pretty much the whole office - which is so helpful both in a social and professional context. It expands your knowledge and allows you to connect the dots in the most effective of ways.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - your personality is as important as your past experiences.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Always do your research on the company, what it looks for in candidates and how can you demonstrate it. What work does the company get involved in and how could this be tested for qualities during your application.

Interview Advice: Think around what they are asking of you, link it to past opportunities you have had and how it developed you personally and professionally. Think about how you adapt to changing environments and how you changed the way you work to best fit and learn from them.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Understand the company and the competencies required to be successful.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and again display the competencies required. Also show your personality and desire to work for Barratts.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: - Research the company. - Sell yourself well on your CV. - Practice interviews.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Sales Executive, Sales at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Ensure you have a full understanding of the company, looking at current and future trends of the industry. It is important to know why you are choosing this role over all other opportunities and really express this during all stages of the interview process.

Interview Advice: Ask the right questions!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Show flexibility and adaptability, brand awareness, industry awareness and dedication to improve/continue to learn and develop.

Interview Advice: Competency based interview, so focus on good examples of exemplary behaviours. Vary examples between academic, social, and professional, and be honest about outcomes, even when the outcome isn't what you had hoped for - it is better to have learnt from experiences than think you have done it right every time.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Network Rail

Graduate Surveyor, Property at Network Rail

Application Advice: A unique application might make note of the unique public-interest objectives associated with working for Network Rail, which should be an appealing motivator for a well-suited applicant.

Interview Advice: Be aware of the safety-critical culture of Network Rail, while being familiar with Land/Landlord and Tenant Law is helpful for the technical interview (though knowledge is not necessarily expected). Simply relax and try to make the interview somewhat conversational where possible.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Land Buyer, Land & Planning at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Research the company and market, be genuine to yourself and be organised.

Interview Advice: Same as above.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Berkeley Group

Development Graduate, Berkeley Homes Central London at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: - Research the company thoroughly. It is a client side firm and operates completely differently from the large consultancy firms that many university students are encouraged to apply for. - Candidates should have a clear idea why they applied to a clien

Interview Advice: - Why Berkeley? - Which of our developments do you like and why? - Why is Berkeley different? - Sustainability/ Placemaking

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, Retail – Lease Consultancy at CBRE

Application Advice: - Utilise all of your experience, not just real-estate. - Get your personality across, not just academic ability. - Be yourself, you can not keep up an act here. - Back up your skills with a practical example.

Interview Advice: - Be confident in your ability. - Smile. - Ask questions.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, Investment at CBRE

Application Advice: Make sure you understand the culture of the company, and what makes businesses more generally tick i.e. putting clients first. Show enthusiasm and determination backed up by real life experience.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at CBRE

Application Advice: Spend time on the longer application questions. Focus on examples that demonstrate how you would excel on the job (adaptability, initiative, teamwork, leadership, handling pressure etc).

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, Investment Management at CBRE

Application Advice: Previous experience, team skills, confidence, awareness of broader property market and CBRE as a company.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, Graduate at CBRE

Application Advice: Be yourself, read the website and make sure you do your homework beforehand.

Interview Advice: For the interview its important to know what your attributes are and have examples to back them up. E.g. I'm a good team player and I enjoy a challenge, I climbed Kilimanjaro in a group at university.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, Rotational Business at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Research - the industry, the current trends in the market, the share price, the website has a lot of content, use it and know it really well. Own experiences - use your experiences from work, university, clubs, volunteering, personal experiences.

Interview Advice: Be Yourself - Taylor Wimpey look for a well rounded person, with passion, drive and enthusiasm. You do not need to be an expert in the industry, the graduate scheme teaches you everything you need to know. Always be over prepared.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be honest and yourself during the application process as this is really important to them.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Make sure that your application is company and industry specific by thoroughly researching both.

Interview Advice: As part of the application process there was a telephone interview, Assessment Centre and following this a final interview and presentation with senior members of staff. There weren't any trick questions asked, and were all quite enjoyable experiences. Be yourself, show that you are driven and have a keen interest in the housebuilding industry. Read the Annual Report and Accounts to gain an understanding of what Taylor Wimpey is currently focusing on (have a look at the Strategy and Business Model) and where potential pressure points may lie. Customer Service is a big focus for the Company going forward - so have a think about your own personal experiences of customer service with other companies (both positive and negative experiences).

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Gerald Eve LLP

Assistant Surveyor, Leisure at Gerald Eve LLP

Application Advice: Think how your personality, character and experience would help you in the role.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Do some background research into the house building industry; there is a lot affecting the industry in currently politics and with such a high demand for housing it is a 'hot topic' Be honest. If you are a good candidate they will accommodate your needs; there may even be a different position besides the graduate scheme if you don't fit the criteria for that. You need to have passion to be the best you can be; you have to have to be driven and ambitious- It's OK if you don't know exactly what you want to do within the industry but you should have the passion to find out.

Interview Advice: Know the share price! Know how many homes we build a year. Visit one of our sales centres in a location by you. Be able to name some of our competitors.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, All departments at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Firstly be confident and show enthusiasm for the industry. It is also important to have a competent understanding of the industry and be aware of Taylor Wimpey's vision, strategy and targets.

Interview Advice: The interview is a 3 step process: telephone interview, assessment centre and final interview. All stages are focused on competency based questions in which the interviewer is looking for you to demonstrate how in the past you have demonstrated a particular skill or quality. My advice is to try and identify competency situations which are that recent.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, at CBRE

Application Advice: Make sure that you research the company, what their future strategy is, what their culture is like. Make sure that you are up to date on current major property topics, trends, predictions and litigation.

Interview Advice: I found with CBRE that they really do look at the person and not just what is says on your C.V., which was refreshing. I know it is hard but try and relax, being prepared helps with this and enjoy the process.

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, Development at CBRE

Application Advice: Mostly competency based.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, they want to see where you can fit into the business. There's no one size fits all.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, Rating at CBRE

Application Advice: Read widely on current affairs and property issues.

Interview Advice: Asked about opinion on EU referendum, hence need to know current affairs and if I had £10 million where would I invest it.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Management Trainee, Land at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Come with an open mind, allow yourself to really immerse within the industry, company and colleagues. Be yourself, good personal character traits will always work in your favour and make you memorable.

Interview Advice: Don't try to be anything you are not, use your past experiences, witt and your intelligence to answer any questions/participate in any workshops and role plays. Do your research and DONT FORGET TO SMILE. (It goes a long way.)

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: The more original the better. It is easy to get wrapped up in giving professional experiences as examples and ignore other things you have done which are genuinely interesting achievements. It is important to make sure answers to questions are relevant, but things that can set you apart are more valuable than long lists of internships and work experience.

Interview Advice: Personality is so important. Always be professional, but be light-hearted and show off your personality.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: It is important to get an understanding on the housing industry and also do some research on the company. looking through the annual report and website can be a good starting point to expand your knowledge about the company. Be yourself and it is important to be honest. Many people in the graduate scheme have studied different disciplines and therefore it is important to understand, although it is a construction company,TW don't expect graduates to be construction geniuses. The graduate scheme helps assist you on areas of development and consolidating your strengths; be enthusiastic, ambitious and explain what you can bring to the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and express your personality. You'll be working with a range of people at TW so good communition skills and the ability to get along with different workers is important. Prepare your competency questions. Think of situations you have demonstrated the competencies TW look for and be concise when you address this; situation, task, action and result. Most importantly do your research about the company and the construction industry.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, at CBRE

Application Advice: Make sure you get other people to read through it to spot any mistakes and give you advice on how it comes across. Don't put anything in it that you wouldn't be prepared to explain or defend when asked in an interview. Make sure your application matches with any information that is available via social media such as LinkedIn. Don't copy and paste from one application into another - tailor it to each company even if it takes more time.

Interview Advice: Remember that the interview is a two way process, it's as much about them getting to know you as you getting to know them. You can get a really good feel about a company just by the receptionist who welcomes you and the atmosphere of the office. Make sure you've done your homework on the company and the types of things that they're involved in, not only in terms of business but also charity work and sports schemes. Make sure you have a few questions lined up to ask at the end, whether it's about what you might expect if you were to work there or how the interviewers got to where they are.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, Capital Adivsors at CBRE

Application Advice: Check and double check spelling and grammar and make sure you answer the question.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, at CBRE

Application Advice: Focus on what qualities you can bring to the company. The main employment pools are Reading and Oxford Brooks. You need to set yourself apart from all the other applicants. Be original.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and don't lie. The questions aren't designed to trick you, they're just trying to find out who you are. At the end of the day, they want you to do well!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CBRE

Graduate Surevyor, London at CBRE

Application Advice: Be yourself, personality is key but skills looked for vary. The great thing about property is that it is so varied there are roles that suit everyone, but building relationships and a team player is key.

Interview Advice: Research, plan and prepare!

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CBRE

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation and Advisory at CBRE

Application Advice: Think about your qualities as a candidate and apply these to what the company's are looking for - think of as many examples as possible.

Interview Advice: Where would you invest £100 million? How would you better market CBRE? What would you do to the management structure if you became CEO? What is the biggest challenge facing CBRE at the moment?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: - Do your company research! - Sell yourself; demonstrate your drive, ambition and self-development goals.

Interview Advice: a) Application form. b) Telephone interview. c) Assessment centre. d) Final interview/presentation to senior members of Taylor Wimpey based on one of three set questions.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Gerald Eve LLP

Assistant Surveyor, Planning and Development at Gerald Eve LLP

Application Advice: Work experience with the firm is a great way to learn about the company and its staff and whether a graduate position at Gerald Eve is suitable for you. Try your best to convey the passion you have for the company and the industry as a whole.

Interview Advice: Be open and friendly and try to talk to as many people as possible!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: - Let your personality shine through, something that is really valued at Savills. - Being an all-rounder is more important than simply showing academic excellence.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Lendlease

Assistant Development Manager, Development at Lendlease

Application Advice: This is a very unique scheme where you can gain a wider perspective of Real Estate Development from the initial stages through to construction. The company have a vast array of work and pipeline for you to be able to experience every aspect of the process first hand. The managers and employees are very down to earth and willing to invest their time into building your career with Lendlease which is incredibly refreshing. There is a great graduate community ranging across all sectors from consultancy, construction and development which makes it a lot more interesting and diverse.

Interview Advice: Let your personality and passion shine through. Just be yourself!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Make sure your personality comes across in the application, it is as much about your personality as everything else. When you are on the programme you have the opportunity to learn and develop skills to help the business and your own career development. As with any interview/assessment centre, make sure you prepare fully, researching the company's history and aims/objectives. Overall, just be yourself, everyone is genuinely very friendly and approachable.

Interview Advice: What is the share price today? What current political issues are affecting the business? What was the last mistake you made?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: The usual - know the company, it's competitors, market conditions, and be prepared to ask some intelligent questions through the interview process. Taylor Wimpey value graduates who are ambitious and willing to challenge convention, so you also need to be confident and eager to bring fresh ideas into the business.

Interview Advice: The application process is fairly standard - initial application, telephone interview, assessment centre. I was also asked to deliver a presentation to two senior business leaders which is a real opportunity to show off your market knowledge and leadership qualities.

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Know the industry and why you want to work for the company. Make it personable and tailored to you.

Interview Advice: Presentation and networking skills are really important.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Housing Investment and Consultancy at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Demonstrate an actual passion for what you want to do. Don't be afraid to mention progression and bettering yourself.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, the more you try and be something you are not the more you will trip over and make a fool of yourself. If you don't know it's more professional to admit it than the try and bluff your way through. They want you as much as you want to be at a firm, they are not setting out to hope you fail.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial (rotating) at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Keep yourself up to date with industry news, in particular macro-economic issues in the press. Show a good attention to detail. Make sure you get some work experience in the sector, even if it is very short.

Interview Advice: Show that you have thought through your past experiences and have taken something from them.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Capita

Lead the Way Graduate, at Capita

Application Advice: As clichéd as it might be - 'be yourself' and don't worry about trying to know what every part of Capita does.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Sandwich Placement Student, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Be yourself and be honest about your experience.

Interview Advice: Research the company and the industry beforehand. Use the interview to display how much you do and don't know - be honest. Competency based questions- use to relate to actual work experience not so much university based experience. Display your social skills.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Central London Retail at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Research the company, don't write generic answers, try and be yourself.

Interview Advice: Why property, why Savills and a time you showed leadership skills.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Gerald Eve LLP

Assistant Surveyor, Retail Rating at Gerald Eve LLP

Application Advice: Try to get as much work experience as possible. Research the company well.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Gerald Eve LLP

Assistant Surveyor, Specialist & Residential at Gerald Eve LLP

Application Advice: Gerald Eve has a short two stage application, so it’s worth putting the time in for the initial written part. Don’t re-use a blanket application, start from scratch and tailor your answers to Gerald Eve and their values.

Interview Advice: Be genuine and emphasise your unique strengths and differences, there is no set type of candidate which are sought after.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate surveyor, Investment at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Be open minded. Great opportunity to see a huge amount of the industry within 2 years.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Resiential Valuations at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Have a genuine interest in the industry. Keep up with current affairs.

Interview Advice: More personal competency questions.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Residential Development at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Confidence.

Interview Advice: Knowledge and understanding of the wider property and commercial markets - showing commercial awareness.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Investment at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Don't give the impression you have made your mind up to join a certain team - be open to joining and know a bit about lots of different areas of the business.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate surveyor, Graduate rotation at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Comprehensive but varied level of experience across the property industry with clear interest of the professions and evidence of taking the initiative to progress within the industry.

Interview Advice: Make sure that you can balance your property interest and experience with that of an extra curriculum nature. Your out of work interests, hobbies and responsibilities will show off your personality more efficiently and are generally more engaging from the interviewers and HR staff.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Gerald Eve LLP

Assistant Surveyor, Valuation at Gerald Eve LLP

Application Advice: Apply! You won't be disappointed. Graduates are well taken care of and given all the necessary tools, guidance, expertise and assistance to become reliable Chartered Surveyors.

Interview Advice: Don't just brush up on the property market. Dig a bit deeper to find out a bit more about the firm, the charities we support and what makes us unique.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate Trainee, Land and Planning at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Read through Crest's most recent sustainability report and demonstrate an understanding of the business model, our targets, recent news reports. It's good to go and visit one of Crest's developments, or show interest in one that has caught your eye in particular. Then you can comment on what differentiates us from our competitors.

Interview Advice: Think about some of the political and economic challenges Crest is facing-the EU referendum for example. Even if you are applying for a specific department related to your degree it's worth having an understanding of other departments within the business and/or the office you are applying to. Understanding the local market e.g. applying to the South West office it would be beneficial to look at market values, changing demographics around Bristol, Swindon and Somerset.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Technical Graduate, Technical at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: In your application show your qualities that will assist you in your role within the company and how you will fit in. Identify how you will approach situations and how you want to challenge yourself. Also show in some way how you have the capacity to learn new information.

Interview Advice: Be able to be willing to learn and absorb new information all the time, as there is always more to learn. Also be able to be flexible in your approach, as many different situations arise.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate, at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Put real time and effort into each stage of your application and prepare fully for your interview.

Interview Advice: Convey your passion, without coming across overly-keen. At the final stages of the application process (i.e. the interview), everyone will be strong on paper - you need to think about how you can stand out.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate Trainee, at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Always read about current news within the industry in relation to the specialism you are applying for – specifically recent headlines to demonstrate your engagement and active interest in the prospects and challenges the housebuilding industry faces.

Interview Advice: I’d recommend you use this time to ask any questions you may have - particularly in relation to the business and industry, alongside any job specific queries you may have. To speak confidently and not be afraid to discuss your opinions –which in my experience, made for interesting conversation and debate.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Graduate Surveyor, City Agency at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Apply to the internship as it's paid, offers great opportunities to get onto the grad scheme and is a great way to meet people around the business.

Interview Advice: Find out what differentiates Cushmans from the other firms and use this to show why you want to work there.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Land Graduate, Land and Planning at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Ensure applicants show enthusiasm for the job and the industry and portray a knowledge of the current market and Crest activities. Must be prepared to get stuck in and work hard and sometimes long hours from the get go.

Interview Advice: Enthusiasm for the industry and why specifically applicants want to work for Crest over anybody else. Research Crest activities and future goals.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Carter Jonas

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial at Carter Jonas

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't try to "fit the mould".

Interview Advice: Presentation skills, and Ms office skills.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Have an idea of which department you think you want to be in. Even if you're not sure which you want to start off in, but you will be spending 9 months there, so make sure it's something you enjoy!

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic, success isn't necessarily based on knowledge at this stage, rather more how you can apply yourself to different situations.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Land and Planning Graduate, Crest Strategic Projects at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Depending on your chosen career path, whether you are a planner, in land, a QS or in technical, there are different application procedures. My process involved giving the recruitment team a ring and discussing over the phone my background and why I was interested. I was then invited for an interview, and offered the job a week or so later. My advice to any applicant is relax, be confident, be yourself and try to focus on what makes you stand out from the others. With my application, I stood out as I am not from a Property background academically, I am a Law graduate. This enabled me to come across different from my competition, however I am having to do a Master's part time which is time-consuming! Crest will cover the cost of this though!

Interview Advice: I was asked the usual about background, why the housebuilding industry, what I know about it and what I can offer the team. Again, I was relaxed, confident and knowledgeable in terms of what I was applying for. I was helped by the recruitment team, who steered me in the right direction, so again any conversations you can have with people prior to the interview for useful tips, I highly recommend doing that as everyone is happy to help!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Research some basic market information about property and try to get as much work experience as possible.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate Trainee, Crest Strategic Projects at Crest Nicholson

Interview Advice: Do your research - be aware of government legislation within the industry. Having a keen interest in the property market helps. Be keen to learn - no one knows everything!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Crest Nicholson

Land and Planning graduate, Development at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Go and get some experience! Worst case scenario spend a month shadowing someone for free. Looking back at my application, I had so little knowledge of what the job would realistically involve.

Interview Advice: -Don't be surprised if they ask you to complete an exercise. Every interview is different but they asked me to identify which location on a map would be best for development and why. -Know your facts about the company, it's an easy way to show that you a

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Assistant Surveyor, Account Management at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Include a breadth of work experience on your application.

Interview Advice: Be informed on the property market alongside the firm - you will be asked and it will show interest in the wider industry and the company itself.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Graduate Surveyor, West End Leasing – Office Agency at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Always ask questions - don't be afraid.

Interview Advice: Be up to date with everything that's going on in the company.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Assistant surveyor, Capital markets at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Go to as many networking events as possible. Try to get in touch with existing graduates and ask for advice.

Interview Advice: Read industry relevant magazines and make a list of hot topics.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Assistant Surveyor, Occupier Representation at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Understand how the company departments are connected to one another and are not just individual. The ability to cross sell services and create a holistic service to our clients is increasingly important.

Interview Advice: Why C&W not our competitors, what makes C&W different? Why is C&W's APC rotation programme preferable to that at other firms? Recent article/info about C&W that interested you.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Know the market and generally what's going on in the economy.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Graduate, Investment at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Attention to detail. Genuine.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Trainee Surveyor, GOS at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Be precise, Be diligent, and watch your spelling. Always do you. The property industry is a people industry you need to convey yourself in a professional manner when applying for jobs; however, your individuality and personality need to stand out. Don't get lost in trying to be the perfect person as sometimes peoples definition of perfect is not always what the company could be looking for.

Interview Advice: Deep breath and keep calm always. People are often very nervous in these situations as it is what they really want. Just take a few seconds often, if needed to take a deep breath and think about your answer. Be prepared - do you know about that company? Do you know what the company stands for? Are you a person they would be looking for?Do you fit their culture? Is this company for you? If you are 100% sure this is the job you want you will go the extra mile and this will come accross to the interviewer. Be confident but NEVER over confident. Confidence is not always a good thing.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Speak to people currently working in the sector to get advice and do as much networking beforehand as possible.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Graduate Surveyor, at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Know the market and the company well.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Do your research! Make sure you know Cushman & Wakefield's values and know what they looking for in a candidate and tell them how you fit the mould.

Interview Advice: Questions are based on technical competencies and transferable skills. Make sure you have examples to back up each point you make.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Graduate Surveyor, Agency at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: HR ARE VERY APPROACHABLE SO ASK THEM QUESTIONS SHOW COMMITMENT AND BE DETERMINED TO REACH WHERE YOU WANT TO APPLY REAL WORLD EXAMPLES OF YOUR EXPERIENCE IN YOUR APPLICATIONS AND DEMONSTRATE HOW THAT HAS PRODUCED CERTAIN TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS TRY TO GET WORK EXPERIENCE ENLARGE YOUR NETWORK WITHIN THE FIRM IF YOU CAN, BEFORE YOU APPLY

Interview Advice: PRACTICE ANSWERS BEFORE YOUR INTERVIEW; LOTS OF QUESTIONS RE TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS, SO THINK ABOUT THIS KNOW THE FIRM, WHERE IT IS HEADED & WHY IT WOULD SUIT YOU BE POSITIVE; THEY ARE WILLING YOU TO DO WELL BE HONEST: IF YOU DONT KNOW THE ANSWER SAY SO

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Graduate Surveyor, at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Make sure that you complete relevant practical work experience so that you can talk about real work situations, rather than just talking about the theory you have learnt at University.

Interview Advice: Have an understanding about the company history, services the company offers and clients that they work with.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Accelerated Construction Graduate, Kent at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: If you are applying for this role you need to be interested in the construction side of house building. The programme is intense and you will have a lot of work to do, but the more you put in the more you will get out of it!

Interview Advice: Prepare. 'Fail to prepare then prepare to fail!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Residential Graduate at Knight Frank

Application Advice: The application process isn't as daunting as other firms however that doesn't mean that they aren't looking for specific criteria. You need to be team player - after all Knight Frank are a partnership, so emphasise team sports you have been a part of, networking events you have attended etc. If you have had a Saturday job - show it in your CV, whilst you may not think this is looked at, it really is - it demonstrates time management and that you are willing to work hard from a young age. At the same time, if you haven't worked or have limited experience, don't worry - talk about your travelling, university etc. and what you have learnt along the way.

Interview Advice: Show a genuine interest in property - the interviewers can tell if you aren't telling the truth. When asked about certain properties, don't just choose the ones that Knight Frank have been involved in - go for something that has caught your attention as you will be able to speak openly and confidently about this. Residual valuations, the current market and the economy more often than not come up as a topic questions - you need to show commercial awareness and that you know current trends in the industry, for example the effect of the extra 3% stamp duty coming into practice in April 2016. Knight Frank look at you as a person so be yourself and relax, if you know your passion and are confident about property then show this off. Lastly, make sure you know the values of Knight Frank and who the senior partner is!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Capital Markets at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Know your CV and research the company. Think about something that makes you stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice: Strengths and weaknesses? Activities that I had taken part in? Where I want to be in 5/10years? What areas interest me the most?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveryor, Commerical Valuations at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Be yourself, the HR want to know about you, your values and what you stand for. . . fitting in and getting along with other employees is most important.

Interview Advice: Know the company: recent deals and appointments. Who are the senior partners? Why KF over another firm, try to understand the direction that the firm is going in.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial Property at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Be clear and honest about what you've done, achieved in the past and why you are applying specifically to them.

Interview Advice: Read up on recent market information and technical terms. Be relaxed and confident and have interesting questions to ask them.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Try to gain relevant work experience before applying for roles and investigate the company structure and ethos.

Interview Advice: A presentation of a property related issues normally forms part of the interview as well as a technical and HR interview. It is important to be aware of key people within the firm and to have an understanding of why Knight Frank is unique.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Investment Agency, Residential at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Show both property experience and also wider job/social experiences as it's not all about your property background and work experience!

Interview Advice: What did the FTSE close on last night?!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial Property at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Don't under any circumstances lie on your application, be honest and open. Show an interest in the company on your application.

Interview Advice: Know as much as possible about the company, a little knowledge about the company goes a long way for interviewers. No one expects you to know everything, so answering I don't know is ok, but offer rationale for what you would do if you were to go and find an answer.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Industrial & Logistics at Knight Frank

Application Advice: I would thoroughly recommend researching the company in depth, understanding what the company has to offer and why you would like to work for Knight Frank as opposed to their competitors. Enthusiasm for the company and Property is paramount. I would also recommend understanding what you offer as an individual as opposed to other graduates applying for the role. This will allow you to 'brand' yourself and if executed successfully will allow you to differentiate yourself from the other applicants for all the right reasons.

Interview Advice: What is your Favourite building/development and why? How would you investment £100m?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Make sure your CV is perfect as it is simply a CV for the first round.

Interview Advice: Chat to everyone.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Residential Pathway at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Research the company, the property industry and why people from around the world invest in London residential property.

Interview Advice: Know the structure of the firm.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Travis Perkins

Commercial Graduate Trainee, at Travis Perkins

Application Advice: Become familiar with different divisions they have - massively influences the structure of the company & ways of working. Go into a branch & speak to the branch manager.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Residential Graduate Surveyor, Institutional Consultancy at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Be yourself, you've got to fit in at the firm and get along with like minded people. Have energy and enthusiasm, passion for the industry is key.

Interview Advice: Questions relating to myself, why property, why my university, why London, Why the firm, what's going on in the market place, politics relating to the industry.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Commercial Graduate, at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Research the company (i.e. number of homes built annually, annual turnover, number of divisions, company structure, and most importantly division structure). Research the role you will be applying for (what your responsibilities will be, what skills set will be expected from you, any professional qualifications available and the duration needed for you to undertake them).

Interview Advice: Be yourself at the assessment centre and interview. That's the only way you can be relaxed enough to ensure that you give a good account of yourself.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Lendlease

Development at Lendlease

Application Advice: You will get great opportunities however, you will need to drive yourself, don't expect to be supported or handheld through the graduate program.

Interview Advice: Focus on Lendlease's core values and in particular our culture of sustainability which differentiates us from the competition.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Graduate Surveyor, at JLL

Application Advice: Similar application process to most other firms.

Interview Advice: Interview and assessment centre were much more relaxed than with other firms. JLL are interested in your personality - not your ability to recite pre-prepared answers.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Graduate Surveyor, Asset Management at JLL

Application Advice: Read up about the company a lot. Be truthful in your application; give honest answers not the ones you think your potential employer wants to hear. Have a genuine interest in the company.

Interview Advice: Read up about company (know it well) and real estate industry. Prepare competency questions well.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: I would advise candidates to begin the rotational process with a completely open mind about where they want to end up in the business and try to convey this to their colleagues.

Interview Advice: An understanding of the future of the housebuilding industry and current legislation is key. Furthermore, it is necessary to have good leadership, teamwork, problem solving and time management examples. Learn as much as you can about the business for example history, current or past projects and competitors. Most of this can be found on the companies website, however it is useful to look at other sources so that you aren't just regurgitating what the interviewer already knows.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, South wales at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Don't try and out do the people around you, be yourself, be honest and the assessors will see it and of course show them why you are the best candidate.

Interview Advice: Be confident, be calm! Take a second or two to think about your answers rather than say the first thing that comes to your head and trying to back track from there. Remember to really listen to what your interviewer is asking and answer the question they are asking and not the one you want to answer. If you don't understand or have misheard don't be afraid to ask again, you'll have clarity on what they are asking and a few extra seconds to compose your answer.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Analyst, Corporate Finance at JLL

Application Advice: Demonstrate a passion for both people and real estate.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Surveyor, Residential at JLL

Application Advice: Try and think of something original to talk about, not just a generic property deal or bit of news that everyone knows about.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Be relaxed, open and friendly.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Do your research!

Interview Advice: What research have you completed about the company?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Graduate Surveyor, Planning & Development at JLL

Application Advice: Have a strong CV with a large amount of variety on it e.g. work experience, charity work, sporting achievements etc...

Interview Advice: Stay relaxed as JLL don't try and catch candidates out in the interview, they are just trying to find out what level you are at and whether you will fit into the company.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Graduate Surveyor, Office Agency at JLL

Application Advice: Research aspects of company values and try to link these with real life scenarios you have experienced. Ensure your application isn't focused around one specific skill or interest (e.g sport, music etc.) when providing examples.

Interview Advice: You are not expected to know the market inside out, however it is very important to have a good awareness of global affairs and what impact this may have on the property industry. Having a good background knowledge on your local market will certainly benefit you when it comes to interview stage, which would be supplemented well with a couple of weeks work experience.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Graduate Surveyor, Office Agency at JLL

Application Advice: Be honest, be human - don't over exaggerate or be over eager. We need to imagine working with you on a daily basis so being too intense in your application/interview could be disadvantageous. Show a genuine passion for the property industry and demonstrate experience you have had that could be relevant. Be confident and professional - we need to imagine you speaking to clients. Stay calm and composed.

Interview Advice: Dress professionally but be comfortable. Being relaxed makes all the difference. Always make eye contact and imagine you are in a client meeting. The interviewers aren't there to catch you out. If they ask tough or unusual questions, this is to see how you react - so don't get flustered. We don't expect you to know everything. We just want to see that you can remain calm and professional.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at JLL

Application Advice: Ensure you include your own conscious and ethical values in your application, here at JLL we are very proud to be the most ethical property company.

Interview Advice: It is important to know things like the share price of JLL, what affects lower oil prices have on the real estate industry for example. Have wider economic knowledge before embarking on an interview.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at JLL

Application Advice: Keep up to date with market knowledge - especially in the city you want to be based. An appreciation that it is a consultancy business at heart and knowing how to respond to client demands and meeting fee targets are key skills.

Interview Advice: Interview questions are generally scenario based. For example, tell me a time you were working to a tight deadline - how did you overcome thi?. Tell me a time you worked alongside someone who you found particularly difficult - how did you overcome this?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Marketing Executive, Sales / Marketing at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Do the basics - visit the website, our values, read up on news stories in the media and visit a development first hand. Also consider factors which might impact Barratt, shortages of trades etc. and what Barratt is doing to combat any threats.

Interview Advice: - Prepare examples where you have shown skills - teamwork, leadership etc. and be ready to elaborate. - Be bright, energetic and enthusiastic - Look smart - Ask questions - Be direct and make sure you get out of it what you want as well.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Strutt & Parker

Graduate Surveyor, Ivestment / Agency at Strutt & Parker

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Do not worry to much about property knowledge the emphasis is on the individual.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Graduate Surveyor, at JLL

Application Advice: 1. Applications take a long time to do, so start early. 2. Try to think of original examples and unusual things that you have done. 3. Brush up on your knowledge of the markets and basic terminology and concepts in real estate.

Interview Advice: 1. Be enthusiastic, both about JLL and working in property. There is a lot to be enthusiastic about and if you can't get excited about it, this might not be the job for you. 2. Prepare thoroughly for the basic questions, such as "why should we hire you?", "why do you particularly want to work at JLL and not another firm?", "why do you want to work in real estate and not some other sector?". 3. Don't over-prepare, to the extent that you lose all spontaneity and ability to be interesting or unusual.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Graduate Surveyor, Corporate Solutions at JLL

Application Advice: Show your enthusiasm for the industry and why you applied for JLL in particular.

Interview Advice: Be confident in your presentation.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Galliford Try

Galliford Try

Application Advice: Really try to expand on what skills you have already gained from previous/ other work experience.

Interview Advice: Competency based questions.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Croudace Homes

Graduate Sales Assistant, Sales & Marketing at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Demonstrate that you are able to multi task. With 5/6 sites running at any time you have to be able to switch between them and keep up to date with sales at all sites. Linking to this is organisational skills. Show organisational skills, and that you are personable. Working with a wide range of people means you will have to be able to communicate well. This job requires a full driving license, so if you have one then state it.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate you have done research into the company, maybe you have looked at some developments online or even visited one. Tell the interviewer about a time you have managed a group of people well, whether it was in education or not, and explain how you did it. Show you have strong interpersonal skills.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

ASPIRE graduate, Mixed at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be honest and be yourself. Talk about your experiences and use competencies to base your answers.

Interview Advice: Again, be yourself and let your personality shine through. Ensure you have plenty of examples of times when you have done things which back up your reason for applying for the job and why you want to work for Barratts. Ensure you have researched the company including KPI's and recent news articles relevant to the business/industry. Create a SWOT analysis on the business to help you gain further understanding on the companies opportunities and threats. You need to express your passion for why you want to work for the company and what you can bring to the role.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Design & Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Do your research. Be familiar with our company, our brands and types of homes we build in different parts of the country. Visit some of our showhomes and compare them with those of our competitors. Research any challenges the industry is currently facing and give an opinion about where you think the construction/house building industry is going in the next few years.

Interview Advice: Think about the bigger picture and the impact that your decisions or responses will make in the long term. Remember our company vision, which is to lead the future of house building by putting customers at the heart of everything we do. Show your enthusiasm and passion for working for Barratt, over other companies. Most of all, be yourself!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Croudace Homes

Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Croudace is a great company to work for, and they have an interest in helping you develop on a personal level.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, Residential Development and Strategic Land Agency at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: Show a genuine interest in the company - that you know why it differs from other firms.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate a real desire to go into property.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, Recovery at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: Be sure your CV has been proof read many times - remember your covering letter is an introduction of yourself to the Company.

Interview Advice: Be sure to be relaxed and be yourself. The technical questions are not to catch you out they are just to see which areas of the industry interest you most and how best you might be placed in the Company.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Barratt London at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Take your time to understand the industry, business and wider market. Think about why you would like to apply for this role and most importantly Barratt Developments PLC,

Interview Advice: Ensure you have fully prepared for the interview through gaining an understanding of the business and division for whom you are applying for. Prior to the interview and assessment day you will receive interview tips and advice, I would highly recommend reading and following the tips given.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: - APPLY EARLY, spaces fill up fast and is very much a first come first serve basis. London vacancies also fill up rapidly. - Read up on the industry and company- learn about the implications of the political and economic environment on the industry. Kno

Interview Advice: - Be calm and prepared. By doing so, you will come across much more confident and will be able to answer questions with ease. - Think long-term and big picture focus. - Be yourself.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: CV and interview

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, Rotation at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: Firstly, be prompt and presentable. One person who was going for the same job as me was due to have his interview the day before me and he showed up an hour late without informing anyone of his delay. The interviewers didn't interview him and he missed out (and I'm very pleased about that!) Be talkative, confident, knowledgeable and be prepared. The interviewers aren't after the finished article - if you're applying for a graduate scheme you are far from that - but instead they are wanting someone who could be an asset to their team and someone who has potential. Sell yourself to your interviewers but make it clear that you want to learn and you want to work for the company.

Interview Advice: Be presentable as first impressions count. Eye contact, well fitted suit, clean shoes, smart haircut are all necessary. I'd say that 20% of the interview that I had referred to knowledge on property and what I had done at university. The remaining 80% was about me, my experience, what I had done and why I was sitting in front of them.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Understand the company's values and principles, and consider if your own are similar to those. Research the industry, know who Barratt are in competition with and recognise the differences between the companies.

Interview Advice: Be honest and open, don't try to disguise a lack of knowledge or experience. Be positive and demonstrate how you have contributed in previous roles, projects, whilst volunteering etc.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Honesty, industry awareness and determination. Not to overcomplicate wording.

Interview Advice: Focus on company objectives and progression in the future. Show adaptability, leadership and self belief. Assessment centre includes role plays with various working situations (customers, colleagues etc.) so could prepare for those scenarios.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

ASPIRE Graduate, South West at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: The most important thing is to remember to be yourself and let your personality come across. Although Barratt are looking for professional people, they are also looking for real people. So be sure that your own personality comes across during the telephone interview and assessment centre. Ensure that you have researched the housing industry thoroughly, I would recommend undertaking a SWOT analysis of the industry beforehand. This could prove really helpful. The assessment centre can be quite daunting, but also very rewarding so ensure you embrace all the activities of the day.

Interview Advice: You need to communicate a passion for why you want to be on the graduate scheme. During the interview process, there will only be a few applicants left, and they too will have passed the assessment centre. So ensure you research Barratt beforehand and know why you want to work for the company, and why the role is so important to you.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Assistant Land Buyer, Land & Planning at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: - Do your homework. Research the company and the industry as a whole. - Be yourself, the company consider personal traits as highly as educational records.

Interview Advice: - As above for the main part. - Be flexible in your location preference if possible. Moving to a new area for the job was a great move for me.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate – Technical, Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be yourself and show your enthusiasm for the industry. It doesn't matter if you do not have a construction related degree. 'Non-cognate' applicants (like myself) are welcomed and I have found I've learnt so much about this industry by being immersed in this graduate scheme. Take your time as well and really think about what will make your application stand out amongst the crowd.

Interview Advice: I found Barratt's assessment centre to be a friendly and welcoming environment - which really settled my nerves on the day. Before the day you will be given guidance notes which tell you what the assessors are looking for. My advice would be to really try to understand this guidance before going to an interview or assessment centre, and try to think of some relevant examples that you can bring up when asked questions.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Do lots of research into the company. Be prepared for a tough day at the assessment centre, but don't be disheartened if you feel it didn't go well - you might be pleasantly surprised! Sell yourself - know your skills, draw on all your experience. Be nice to the other candidates. Be yourself - Barratt does not want clone employees - they embrace quirky personalities if you've got the skills they need. Don't be put off if you don't have a relevant degree - Barratt genuinely considers every background.

Interview Advice: Know about the company and demonstrate how you will fit in and make a difference. Think about examples that back up the skills you claim to have - have these prepared. Brainstorm every possible question you could be asked, and prepare an answer for it. Sound enthusiastic - especially if it's a phone interview - you need to convey your passion through your voice. Ask the interviewer questions - always. At least three.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Assistant Surveyor, at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Make sure you know the company

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Development Cambridge at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Take them!

Interview Advice: Research who is interviewing you and the company itself heavily

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Rotation, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: The assessors aren't just looking for what knowledge you have of property and the industry - it's more about indicating to them that you have the potential to develop and learn, which can be seen through your character and other, non property related, experiences you have had.

Interview Advice: Try to relate any of your answers to examples of where you have done or seen something similar - whether it be a property related example or a time when you have shown a certain characteristic.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Make conversation with assessors/ interviewers - show that you are an engaging person. The biggest ask of this programme is to move every 6 months to places where you might have no connections. If you know this doesn't suit your personality, the best advice is don't apply.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, Housebuilding at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: The main piece of advice I would give to candidates is to show something different - don't be 'standard'. It is also important to be proactive in the recruitment process at all stages (especially in preparation for interviews).

Interview Advice: Be aware of the share price!!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be ambitious and be prepared to travel

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be open minded, yet have long term defined goals

Interview Advice: Do your research; understand the core aspects of the business and the industry it operates within.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Trainee, Graduate Scheme at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: You should do a lot of research on the company before you go to your first interview. By doing this it shows that you are interested in the company, prepared, hardworking and organised. It will also help you make the decision as to whether or not the company and the role is right for you. You need to have an ability to quickly build rapport with others. Even with people who perhaps you wouldn’t normally associate yourself with outside of work. To do this show an interest in others roles, be respectful at all times, be yourself and stay grounded. Be kind, kindness will take you a long way. If you are able to be all of this, then people are more willing to help you, which ultimately will benefit your career and experiences at Taylor Wimpey. I believe the next two bits of advice are the most important: 1 - Make the industry a lifestyle decision; make housebuilding a genuine hobby of yours. It shouldn't be simply a 9 - 5. The more effort you put in the more you get back from Taylor Wimpey, and the better you become. Read estate gazette, explore right move and zoopla, go to planning committees, network with external consultants and with your colleagues. 2 - Do not be competitive with fellow graduates. No two people are the same. A lot of people who join the scheme will have come from very different backgrounds and will therefore already be at different stages in the industry. You should only worry about how you are doing on the scheme and only be competitive with yourself. Remember some people react negatively to that competitive spirit, which might prevent them from demonstrating their ability. Everyone who joins the scheme is aiming to become managers and directors one day, but it will take everyone different lengths of time. The best thing to do is to be in a role which is suitable for your existing ability, and therefore do not worry yourself about the speed of progression in comparison to your colleagues.

Interview Advice: Prepare; Read Taylor Wimpey website, visit a Taylor Wimpey development and read Estate Gazette. Try predicting what questions you might be asked and prepare answers to these. The likelihood is that some of your predictions will be questions they will ask. Demonstrate your ability during interview. If you think you have something worth mentioning then say it. If you don’t know the answer to one of the questions don’t be afraid to say so. Be confident. Be yourself. Enjoy it! The more relaxed you are hopefully the more relaxed the interviewer will be.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: With the application and CV/covering letter I would say the most important thing is to make sure it is checked and checked again, mistakes on these really demonstrate carelessness and a lack of attention to detail.

Interview Advice: The interviews were both very different, the first one was more focused on competency based questions while the second was a lot less structured and included a 5 min presentation. With the competency based questions a lot of different skills and attributes were mentioned and examples of when you demonstrated that skill were needed. I would advise preparing a large list of examples which can be used to demonstrate a few different skills, that way as you get a question you can pick the most appropriate situation. Also when thinking of options don’t stick to work or university related examples, things at home or within your social life can just as easily demonstrate good time management and will also reflect more about yourself as a person. Questions such as ‘what is the biggest risk you have taken?’ and ‘what are your best and worst qualities?’ were also thrown into the interview. Other advice would be to definitely do your research and show that you have taken the time to understand the market and how the company operates. Things like mission statements and core values of the company are really useful to know.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, All at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Ensure you describe any relevant experience and explain how this makes you a suitable candidate for the role. Explain your reasons for applying to the position and what it is about Taylor Wimpey in particular that appeals to you.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic, genuine and be yourself. Be clued up on as much info as possible about the company plus it's biggest competitors. Know the process from buying land to gaining planning to building/selling houses and the customer journey. Have examples ready to answer competency questions. Visit a site beforehand and talk to the sales team. Speak to current employees on the telephone. Anything to put yourself ahead of other candidates.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Gerald Eve LLP

Assistant Surveyor, Commercial Property at Gerald Eve LLP

Application Advice: Spend time on the questions on the application form Make sure you try and get to know the company and tailor your answers

Interview Advice: Prepare some good examples for the competency based questions to show that you are a rounded person.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Gerald Eve LLP

Assistant Surveyor, at Gerald Eve LLP

Application Advice: The application is relatively straightforward with a CV, cover letter and a few questions. Make sure you get as much across about yourself and your personality as possible and link everything to Gerald Eve. Don't just put your property experience, any work experience is good and any extra-curricular activities you are involved with so you have a talking point for your interview.

Interview Advice: The interview is an assessment day. It involves a group task, a written task and an interview with a member of HR and a Gerald Eve partner. It is not focussed on technical property knowledge, everyone will want to know about you as a person and whether you would fit into Gerald Eve or not so it is best to be yourself and talk to as many Gerald Eve employees as possible.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Asst Sales Manager, South Thames at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be open minded and incredibly willing to learn. Be confident and pro-active. You need to prove to a region that you will be an asset to them by the end of the graduate scheme, be willing to take on any role you are given and give it your all.

Interview Advice: Again, be confident, not arrogant. Prove that you have done your research. Definitely visit several Taylor Wimpey developments before attending.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: - Prepare - Visit a Barratt site, go on our website, look at news about Barratt and more generally the industry as a whole, prepare thoroughly for potential interview questions. - Think about how you fit the requirements Barratt are looking for - If yo

Interview Advice: Prepare thoroughly and think about examples of when you have demonstrated key skills. Don't be afraid of asking some questions yourself.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, Investment at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: Research the company well, don't give generic answers, understand the role which you are applying for and have a good understanding of the market

Interview Advice: Understand how BNP Paribas Real Estate fits into the wider BNP Paribas group - we have a very unique position in this sense.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: Try to think of something different from the norm to sell yourself - Real Estate is a highly competitive sector and therefore differentiating yourself is a must.

Interview Advice: Sounds cliché but be yourself - stay relaxed and make sure you define all the points about yourself that you want to get across. Try to link your experience to how you can benefit the company.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Assistant Surveyor, Commercial Property Management at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Apply! You want a job here! Be determined.

Interview Advice: Show passion, be yourself, show your personality - who you really are. Don't try to give the answer you think the interviewer wants to hear.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Assistant Surveyor, Office Agency at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Tailor applications to C&W specifically - make use of the resources available on our website and graduate website. Know some big projects and deals that we have recently been working on - show you are interested in the work we do.

Interview Advice: Be natural and don't sound too rehearsed! Show passion when you are speaking.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial Valuation at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't try and be the person you think Savills want you to be. They look for personality far more than intelligence.

Interview Advice: If you don't know the answer to a question, don't make something up! Admit you don't know and ask them for the answer. Shows willingness to learn.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Investment at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Above all else, the most useful thing to have when applying for this job is the correct attitude and a genuine interest in the industry such that you can talk about issues that interest you. Work experience is also very important to underline commitment to the industry, background knowledge and a degree of competency.

Interview Advice: Be prepared. Know about key themes and trends in the market and have an opinion on them rather than just regurgitating something read in a newspaper article.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, Recovery and Restructuring at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: Get as much experience before applying as you can and research the company well.

Interview Advice: Have an understanding of what is going on generally in the property market.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Trainee, CRE at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: put time and effort into a covering letter. Make sure it does not come across as generic and is tailored to BNP PRE

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, Recovery & Restructuring at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: Make your CV as diverse and interesting as possible and get as broad a range of work experience as you can (relevant to the job you are applying for).

Interview Advice: Try and get mock interview practice i.e. get friends / relatives to fire questions at you

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, Retail at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Interview Advice: For your interview, find out what makes BNP Paribas Real Estate stand out from its competitors.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, Rotational at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: If you are answering the questions make sure you read them properly! Just always be honest.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. People want to hire you, not a charade. Be honest, transparent and open. Always ask a question at the end.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, Various at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: - Get a good range of work experience previously - Attend networking events, make connections - Outside reading; understand external influences on market.

Interview Advice: - have answers ready for strengths, weaknesses, career history. - teamwork challenges

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

, at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: Be yourself at the assessment centre, the people on the graduate programme are a mix of people not clones.

Interview Advice: BNP Paribas Real Estates assessment centre differs from others attended, it was firm but fair, not your standard boring set of interview questions, they really wanted to know about me. Make sure you do your research on company and know why BNPPRE is different from the rest.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Try as much as you can to research the industry and tailor your application to TW specifically - their results, their strategies etc. Use as many relevant examples as you can - whether they're degree-related, or outside etc.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be confident. TW are looking for people not machines so relax and make sure you're well-informed and you're personality shines through.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: If I could give you one piece of advice, it would be to be yourself. Secondly, make sure you apply because it is in my opinion the best graduate scheme in this industry and you won’t realise how good it is until you start it. On top of this, it is important to be comfortable with the fact you are nationally flexible. You could be working in Exeter on a Friday and start your next rotation in Scotland on the Monday. The job requires a lot of travel so ensuring you have a reliable car is also essential. During the application process, it is beneficial to demonstrate your personality. Make sure this can be seen in your application.

Interview Advice: It's easy to say but try and stay relaxed. I found the interview really good, the questions were hard but they got the best out of me. Where I struggled to answer, the question was asked in a different way to ensure they got a full understanding of me. It is also important to be yourself and show your personality. Check the share price before you go into your interview. I was asked this question in mine. Another good question was - what was the last mistake you made? I had never been asked this question in previous interviews and was not expecting it.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Arcadis

Graduate FM Consultant, BU102 at Arcadis

Interview Advice: Prepare intensly, with plenty of real life examples which can be linked with possible scenarios posed during the interview.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Do lots of work experience - this will help you understand what kind of areas you are interested in

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Research the company before you apply. Know the key financial details and research the UK property market. Form opinions on key legislation and trends and don't be afraid to talk about them during your interview.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Make sure you know the company's values, as this is what we base all our work on everyday. Research using our website.

Interview Advice: Know our share price! Research into our competitors Be eager to learn You don't need to know the in's and out's of the market, but have a broad understanding of where it is at.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Residential Development at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Spend time on your application submission. Do as much relevant work experience/internships as possible

Interview Advice: Know the company, it's values and current industry news

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Sounds cliché - but be yourself!

Interview Advice: Know topical and relevant current affairs affecting the property world and be honest in your opinions.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Rotational at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Get as much work experience as you can before hand - apply to the insight week and summer internships. Be yourself through the process and don't get too intimidated ,If you are good they will want you as much as you want them.

Interview Advice: Keep calm before hand. Swot up on the company and the general property and financial press.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Central London at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Prior work experience

Interview Advice: Work experience-related questions Leadership / teamwork examples

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bidwells

L&OD assistant, Learning and Organisational Development at Bidwells

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

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Gerald Eve LLP

Assistant Surveyor, Residential Valuation at Gerald Eve LLP

Application Advice: Make sure you get lots of work experience before your application, not only does this make you look good on paper but also gives you more confidence in an interview. Get you application in early. And as nerve-racking as it might be try and let your character come through as much as possible.

Interview Advice: I was not asked that much on the technical side of things or what was going on in the market. It was more the interviewers wanting to get to know you as a person, so asking about hobbies and work etc. They do not expect you to know everything before you start, that is why they put you on a 2 year graduate scheme!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Carter Jonas

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial at Carter Jonas

Application Advice: Be sure that this is where you want to head

Interview Advice: Be yourself, at the end of the day it is about personality. If your interviewer can't get along with you the fit won't be right and this is mutual.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Assistant Surveyor, Investment at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: demonstrate pro-active nature and work experience, as well as genuine interest in property

Interview Advice: Be familiar with recent transactions and the overall sentient in the market.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Colliers International

Graduate Surveyor, Valuations at Colliers International

Application Advice: do lots of work experience to decide if it's for you/talk about in interviews.

Interview Advice: work experience and skills you learnt/achievements are very important.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Graduate Surveyor, Cross Border at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Be yourself in the interview. Prepare well and have a good knowledge of Cushman & Wakefield and of the wider real estate market. Consider other points of view in the group task, be a team player.

Interview Advice: Why Real Estate? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Why C&W? Why you? What is currently happening in the market? Current idustrial/office yields?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate surveyor, Development at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: I feel Savills' decision to hire is heavily influenced on the candidate's personality and keeness rather than just credentials. Being confident and having a sense of humour will get you far in this company.

Interview Advice: Don't sound rehearsed in your answers, just chat. I was asked about situations where I had demonstrated certain skills such as organisation, a time when I had overcome adversity etc. Also asked about my opinion about airport expansion, general hobbies etc.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate, Valuation at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Know about the market Be yourself

Interview Advice: Why are you right for the job? Why property? View on the market and where it is going

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial Real Estate at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Differentiate yourself and show desire to work in the industry.

Interview Advice: Research the job/company/role

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Development at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Make sure that the company is suited to your personality and work ethic.

Interview Advice: Soft skills are more important that technical information in this industry.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Housing at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Get plenty of work experience

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Building Surveyor, Building Consultancy at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Make yourself stand out.

Interview Advice: Be yourself rather than what you think they want you to be

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

, Valuation at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Be honest and enthusiastic

Interview Advice: Be prepared to answer questions on how to deal with client situations

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Be yourself, property is a career with so many different avenues to consider that there is no one right fit. Though an RICS accredited degree course is something that is essential to be able to hit the ground running and ward of the stiff competition for the positions.

Interview Advice: Be 100% yourself and make sure you prepare before your interview.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Rotational Graduate, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: If you want a challenging yet rewarding career in a market-leading Real Estate firm then this is the place for you.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Office Agency at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Make sure you have work experience but also don't underestimate the importance of hobbies. It makes you interesting.

Interview Advice: Be confident but don't be cocky and pretend you know more about something than you actually do. They will catch you out. Also make sure you big up any sporting achievements or society commitments to make you interesting and different. Everyone with an interview will have the same level of education and work experience so make yourself different.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Know the market well but also understand what sells yourself such as extra curricular activities, events you have attended etc.

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, In-town retail agency at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Go for it. Think slightly outside the box - the safe options have all been done.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Property Management at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Pay attention to detail! Focus on your entrepreneurial side. Show (e.g. during group assessments) that you can network effectively.

Interview Advice: Show that you would be a good person to work with -- be friendly and attentive. They don't want people who won't make a good team contribution.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Do lots of work experience, so you have lots to talk about in interviews. Get involved with extra curricular activities.

Interview Advice: Keep up to date with what is happening in the property market

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: - Be yourself, genuinely. Display different elements of your personality and knowledge. Simply being a know-it-all isn't key to success. People skills in this industry are ESSENTIAL. - Be prepared to work hard, play hard. - A lack of experience can be

Interview Advice: - Again be yourself. - Do your market research homework. - Don't be afraid to say you don't know but make sure you know how to improve. - Dress professionally. - Stay calm and confident.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mott MacDonald

Assistant Advisor FM, Facilities Management at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Competency based interview was very relaxed. Just be confident and professional.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Graduate Surveyor, Property Management at JLL

Application Advice: Be yourself. Update your CV fully and know it inside out. Understand the background for a few recent property deals that JLL have been involved in.

Interview Advice: JLL's interview process is more about finding out whether you fit the role and what sort of person you are. Obviously, it is based around property but they aren't trying to catch you out.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Assistant Surveyor, Corporate Real Estate Managerment at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Be interested - search for background information and news to show an interest in the company Understand what they are looking for and target your responses to tick those boxes

Interview Advice: Ask questions Create a relationship with interviewer Look interested Come prepared

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Gerald Eve LLP

Assistant Surveyor, Alternative markets at Gerald Eve LLP

Application Advice: Decent preparation for the interview, gaining experience before application, improve overall market knowledge, most importantly, show enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Relaxed, reasoned responses during interviews. Working amicably during group tasks, well structured answers to assessments.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Gerald Eve LLP

Assisitant Surveyor, Planning and Development at Gerald Eve LLP

Application Advice: Make your personality show through the written application.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, show why you are interested in the company.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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JLL

Graduate Surveyor, Corporate Solutions at JLL

Application Advice: Be articulate and to the point. Always provide examples of when you have demonstrated various skill sets.

Interview Advice: Be confident and articulate; show a passion for the company and property; and demonstrate that you have other interests and hobbies. View the interviews as an informal chat, all of the interviewers are really nice.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bilfinger GVA

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Bilfinger GVA

Application Advice: Get as many people to read your application as possible and take into account their feedback. Include experience and make it relevant to the job which you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Take your time to answer the questions and ensure you explain your answers clearly and concisely. Make sure you have read the property press so know what's going on!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Sales Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Apply early and give yourself plenty of time. Don't rush and make sure you do a throrough spelling and grammar check.

Interview Advice: Be honest and be yourself - it's important to be a team member who is a genuine fit. If you try and be something you're not, you'll just trip yourself up- the assessment centres are challenging and you are monitored all throughout the day.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Research the role thoroughly and read all of the application literature carefully; they give this to you for a reason! Try to gain a broad knowledge of the trends and main issues in the house building industry at the moment.

Interview Advice: They are not looking for someone who has all of the technical knowledge or experience required to do their job role well, as this can be taught, they are more concerned with your behaviours and it you are the right fit for the role. Also be sure to try to find out if Barratt and this programme is the right fit for you as well.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bilfinger GVA

Graduate Surveyor, Student Accommodation at Bilfinger GVA

Application Advice: Try to show something different about yourself, no matter what it is.

Interview Advice: 50 per cent is being able to demonstrate you have an understanding of the role and the other 50 per cent is being able to show you are a person that your employer is able and willing to work with.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bilfinger GVA

Graduate Surveyor, London at Bilfinger GVA

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the industry and the business Try and get as much work experience as possible + illustrate a commitment to the profession

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bilfinger GVA

Graduate Surveyor, Asset Management/ Lease Consultancy at Bilfinger GVA

Application Advice: Be specific to the company you're applying to.

Interview Advice: Knowledge of current affairs, knowledge of the company and technical skills are essential.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Spend time on the application and fully think about what you write/answer, dont just write generic answers or use answers copied from other applications. Demonstrate why you really want the job, what you are interested in, use personal experiences to aid this where possible.

Interview Advice: Know about the business - brands, visions, ethos, competitors etc. Visit some sites and get a feel for what we do. Be yourself - the recruitment process is designed to get the best out of you and make sure you are the right kind of personality for the role, so dont try to be something you're not. If you dont know an answer to a question then just be honest about it and show that you are willing to learn and develop.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bilfinger GVA

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Bilfinger GVA

Application Advice: Think about your experiences at university and outside and how this may be attractive to GVA. For example think of an example when you have lead a team, worked in a team, demonstrated entrepreneurship skills etc. Try and build up lots of extra-curricular experiences to have things to talk about on the application form and interview. Be enthusiastic about property and the company!

Interview Advice: What property would you invest in and why? What is your view on the current economic situation in Europe? Describe a team situation where you didn't agree with the leader's/ boss's view and what did you do?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management (Consultancy) at Mace Limited

Application Advice: - know what you are applying for i.e. if you're applying to be a Project Manager appreciate it's never going to be a 9am - 5pm job! - Commercial awareness is key - Be open to opportunities and suggestions

Interview Advice: - Know Mace and their commercial stance in the wider market - show drive, determination, and an entrepreneurial approach.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Try and get the summer internship first as most of the graduate jobs are given to those who have done this.

Interview Advice: Do your homework on recent stories within the industry and those that C&W have been involved with.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Galliford Try

Land Graduate, at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Demonstrate experiences or knowledge gained which may be specific to the job role and future career

Interview Advice: What knowledge you have about the company and the job role Have an idea of where you want to be in 5 - 10 years.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Galliford Try

Technical Graduate, Technical at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Demonstrate your ability to view problems from other perspectives as well as the one that you're interested in or studied.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate your ability to view problems from other perspectives as well as the one that you're interested in or studied.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Get work experience before applying in property related field to make sure this is for you.

Interview Advice: Show you understand the business and market.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Graduate Surveyor, at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Think of something interesting about yourself - not just property. Think long term at the company, not just the grad scheme.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Grosvenor

Graduate, at Grosvenor

Application Advice: Understand the culture

Interview Advice: Know your cv and the market

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Commercial Graduate, South Wales at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Give examples, don't give in something generic and show willingness to learn. Barratt are looking for individuals that will succeed, not necessarily an expert in building.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. The interviews are staged, firstly telephone and then assessment days. Show your desire to learn, communicate and develop.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management in Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Previous experience is required and a passion for the industry.

Interview Advice: Do your research and be well prepared.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate, Valuation at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Ensure you fully research the company and their values as well fully engaging in the activities of the business.

Interview Advice: Competency and technical questions, prepare as best you can and if you don't know an answer use your initiative to give it your best shot!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor Retail Investment, Capital Markets at Knight Frank

Application Advice: If there is a particular area you'd like to go into make sure you've done your research in terms of key people in that market/department, the work the team has been doing and what your job may involve.

Interview Advice: Repeated time and time again but be yourself - if you pretend to be someone else and get the job this may make your life harder in the long run. Ask questions but be specific i.e. ask about something you already know about the company and want to find out more about.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Technical Graduate, England at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Spend time researching!!! Read the reviews on the Job Crowd as the current grads will give you the best advice! Research into the company, our visions, our programme, our competitors and the industry as a whole. There is plenty of useful tips on the barratt future talents website for you to utilise. We look for people with customer focus, team working ethics and a bigger picture focus. Try to see how our visions apply to your self and relate them to your experiances. Talk about these examples. Try to visit some of our developments. Most importantly take your time to prepare

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Grosvenor

Graduate Surveyor, Grosvenor Development at Grosvenor

Application Advice: Research and understand the company's business principles and values. Know what Grosvenor does and what makes it different to most other property companies.

Interview Advice: Understand what is going on in the market and economy.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate, Residential Development at Knight Frank

Application Advice: To be yourself and to tell the truth. The assessors want to see someone that they could imagine themselves working with in the future, so they want someone personable and friendly.

Interview Advice: You'll be asked questions such as: Why do you want to work for Knight Frank? Why should Knight Frank employ you; what can you offer them? You will also be asked general competency questions.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Land Graduate, Home Counties at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Ensure your application is unique to you as an individual. Tell the company about your personal experiences, as well as your employment ones. Barratt's review employees as individuals and consider their natural behaviours as much, if not, more than educational or employment achievements. Therefore, be truthful in any questionnaires you fill out, as answers you think may not fit the bill, may be a more suitable answer.

Interview Advice: Research the company and the industry as a whole. Consider current and future market conditions, such as potential issues the industry/company may face. Be prepared to answer questions about relationships you have built, both professionally and in friendship groups. Go and visit a site of ours, interviewers seemed to love that!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Land Graduate, Barratt Kent at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Research, Research and Research ! Researching the industry shows you are interested. Be calm and confident however give genuine answers, Remember the job should be suited for you. Ultimately you do not want to force to become something you are not and therefore representing your true personality will bode you well.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work for the company Where do you see your self in 10 years. What are you strengths and weaknesses. What do you know about the business.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Office Agency at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Relate past experience, whether related to property or not, to the role

Interview Advice: Make sure it's clear you want to work in property, whilst demonstrating other interests and skills

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Residential Valuation at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Know (and want to work for) Knight Frank

Interview Advice: Technical and competency interview

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Residential Graduate Surveyor, at Knight Frank

Application Advice: It is an exceptional opportunity. Make sure your CV is the best it can be and also ensure you are prepared. Be yourself and smile.

Interview Advice: What can you bring to the company?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Retail Agency Graduate, Commercial at Knight Frank

Application Advice: - Get as much work experience and exposure to the industry as possible. - Put yourself out there and arrange to meet with current property professionals. - Don't be reserved about how truly passionate you are about property and your aspirations througho

Interview Advice: n/a

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Knight Frank

Application Advice: Knight Frank are particularly keen on extra curricular activities. They like employees who get involved and show enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Commercial awareness is key - understand the markets, what's happening, what Knight Frank are involved with. Take an interest in the company itself and how it functions. Don't be afraid to ask questions. During the assessment days get involved in group work but don't be arrogant and overpowering.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Technical Department at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Make sure you emphasise your strong points that coincide with those of the business, look at the company vision, familiarise yourself with the language used and harmonise that with the application. Make yourself stand out, don't just fill in 'another application form' take the time to learn the business and really drive what benefit you would be to the business and what potential it can bring out in you.

Interview Advice: Make sure you are fully prepared and knowledgable, googling 'Barratt Developments' the day before the interview won't show true desire. Understanding what we do, how and where we do it and a brief history however will help you to make a good first impression and will also allow you to show how your skills tie in with ours. Be prepared for all eventualities and think through our daily processes, as you may be droppped into a scenario of these...

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Technical Coordinator, David Wilson Homes Southern at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Familerise yourself with key current issues and future influences in the industry which effect the company. Understand the companies philisophies and key principles, and how they and our competitors position themseleves in the industry. Create a well structured clinical CV on one page if possible.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and balance a friendly positive attitude with a professional well spoken manner. Be proud of your achievements and explain your key attributes. Stay calm and take your time, do not overspeak and waffle just be clear and clinical with answers. If something additional comes to you speak at an appropiate time.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Make sure that you understand our aspirations and what we are trying to achieve as a company. Answer all the questions thoroughly but make sure that everything you say is relevant. Try to avoid unnecessary 'waffle'.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre process is nerve-wracking but the most important thing is to stay calm and be yourself. The company is looking for individuals who can bring something to the business. Make sure you have relevant examples of where you have used a skill to achieve something and what the outcome was. Do not try to guess what the assessors are looking for, as they will know when you are not being yourself.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Technical Graduate, Northeast at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: You need the ability to be flexible enough to try out new challenges and embrace all rotations even if they are unfamiliiar fields of work/study in order to make the most of the programme. Confidence and communication is also key to be able to express yourself and your ideas clearly.

Interview Advice: Previous experience is a big focus on interview; interviewers ask for scenarios which you have previously dealt with in the workplace or in teams, testing how well you might handle difficult situations in future. Part taking in extra curricular activities and charity work is also a good thing to have on your CV.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Mercia at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Answer honestly and individually. A generic answer won't cut it. Spend extra time to read into and understand the company, its values and its actions and how you connect with these.

Interview Advice: Find out more about the company other than reading its website or Wikipedia page. Who are their main competitors? Ensure you are up to date with the property/construction market. Think about previous experiences which show initiative, thinking outside the box, teamwork, leadership and communication. The programme is much more about the candidate, rather than purely academic scores.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Give examples of experiences you have had which gave you the opportunity to display leadership, intuition, team work and creativeness. This can be from any experiences you have had and not necessarily industry specific.

Interview Advice: Be honest and be yourself, try not to act in away you think the company is wanting to see. The entire interview process is designed to find out what you are really like and you will get caught out. They also want to see if you will be a good fit for the company and it is an opportunity for you to see if you like them.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments

Interview Advice: Remeber to be yourself! The assessment centre is a long and tiring day, so being genuine will help you through. Research the company, and really get to grips with the discipline you have chosen to apply for.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate, Valuations at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Do it

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Planning at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: understand the role and the APC process Why do you want to work for the company

Interview Advice: Market knowledge is key. Understand the key issues in the market. Research what the people interviewing you do. Their questioning is likely to be based on what experience they have.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate surveyor, Rotations at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Prepare for the interview and assessment days thoroughly, including doing market research - you will be expected to have a good understanding of current market activity. Be as calm and confident as possible.

Interview Advice: Know your markets Be able to talk in depth about the competencies you have listed on your application, and work experience you have undertaken. They also want to see that you get involved in extra curricular activities so can contribute to the business outside of work.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Residential Capital Markets at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Work Experience. Research the company. Have genuine interest in the sector. Do something a bit different eg. Rowed the Atlantic, set up a property club at uni and they will like that you stand out for being a bit different.

Interview Advice: Current market knowledge. Read EG Property Week. Government changes, tax, international investment. Know what you have learned from each bits of your work experience and have examples to back up answers to questions - Why property Why you Why Savills When did you show teamwork/customer care/initiative

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Gradute Surveyor, Investment at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: If you are motivated and enthusiastic with the right commercial awareness and mindset there is no better place to work. Be yourself, friendly and willing to learn.

Interview Advice: Extra curricular activites show breadth to your personality and offering as an employee. Be relaxed and friendly and not overly confident. Awareness of the market and wider economy is key.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Assistant Surveyor, West End Office Agency at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Have relevant work experience and make your application as interesting as possible.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - interviewers can see through a façade. Back up any answers with examples from your application/CV.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cushman & Wakefield

Industrial Agent, Industrial Agency at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Have a genuine interest in property and good hands on experience, either in construction or Real Estate, or a variety of other jobs.

Interview Advice: Don't waffle or bend the truth - the interviewer will probably pick up on it.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty

Interview Advice: Tell me about yourself? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What do you know about the company?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Estimator, Estimating at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: If you get to an assessment centre then try not to stress about it too much - much easier said than done, but the assessors aren't there to trip you up they just want to see how you work. Make sure you are dressed smartly as that first impression will count, but try to relax. Especially in the graduate assessment centre, the work you have to do is no way near as tough as University work. With the written assessment plan your time and give yourself the best chance to get all of your points across. Make sure you get involved with the group discussion work. Don't try to stop anyone else from talking, encouraging others to also get their points across will be much more beneficial. With the psychometric tests do as much practice as you can. There are lots of free online practice tests, the more you do the more confident you will feel with their format.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

HR Advisor, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Make sure you understand the homebuilding industry, just be yourself in the interview and show that you're an ambitious individual.

Interview Advice: Be personable, enthusiastic, knowledgeable but mostly just relax. The interview process is mainly about making sure you are keen on joining the homebuilding industry, want to succeed as far as possible in your career and that you have the key competencies Taylor Wimpey are looking for.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Countryside Properties

Graduate Development Manager, New Homes & Communities at Countryside Properties

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.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be thorough and honest in your answers and don't try to 'blag' anything.

Interview Advice: It's nerve-wracking, but keep calm and most importantly, be yourself! Don't try and second guess what the interviewers are looking for, as you will only trip yourself up.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Managemant Trainee, Graduate Rotation at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: The graduate scheme is a highly regarded role within the business and you are treated and looked after really well, on the proviso that you work hard and are ready and willing to progress and feed your knowledge back for the benefit of the company. The more willing you are to be geographically mobile, the better your knowledge and understanding will become and furthermore the wider scope there will be for progression.

Interview Advice: Ensure that you have a firm understanding of the company history, from right at its origin to todays share price. Perhaps visiting one or two local Taylor Wimpey sites will be a good benefit before attending the interview to gain specific professional knowledge.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, Bristol at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be aware of having to demonstrate geographical flexibility during the graduate scheme. Remain open minded and adaptable to new opportunities.

Interview Advice: Have a good understanding of the house building industry and where Taylor Wimpey fits within it. You should also know about the history of the business and its current strategy.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Planning at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Have valid work experience. Have an awareness of current topics in the property sectors.

Interview Advice: Confidence Look smart

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, South East Development at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Fewer people want to work in the regions, so competition for jobs is less. Make sure you write covering letters for each company instead of a single letter that is sent out to everyone with slight alterations. Try and get as much relevent work experience as possible.

Interview Advice: Make sure you can speak in detail about everything you have included on your CV. Appearance is important so make sure to wear a clean shirt, a dry cleaned suit and polished shoes. Don't try and be the person they want to hire, be yourself.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Research, proof read, don't rush!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, Rotational, currently Land & Planning at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: -One formal written application -two interviews, one with HR manager, further one if successful with HR Director -presentation required at the final interview

Interview Advice: The presentation really sets a precedence for the type of person you are. This highly influences the questions. Hence you are in control of your own interview so to speak.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Graduate, Sustainability at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Show you have done some research and use the information you found wherever you can during the application stage. The company definitely appreciate applicants who have taken time out to find more out about what they do.

Interview Advice: Make sure you are familiar with the company and the projects they are currently operating on, this way you can prove that you actually care about and want to be part of the Miller Group. It will also help you create 'small talk' with various interviewers and employees you will get to meet at the assessment centre. It was nowhere as daunting as I thought it would be, the HR team really helped with that, try and enjoy it!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Graduate rotation, at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Do as much research on the company as possible - current policy focus, projects etc, and wider industry research as well.

Interview Advice: You will have a broad range of interviews focusing on different elements of your ability. Both academic skills and vocational interest are assessed.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Group Business Graduate, at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Take the time to learn about the business and the key players in it. The scheme isn’t just based in Miller Construction but all the business under The Miller Group so make sure you know what they are up to as well. The application process consists of an application form, psychometric testing, phone interview and assessment centre - don’t be daunted by how long the process is, it’s designed to bring the best out of you.

Interview Advice: Consider what you think makes Miller different from other builders e.g. dedication to corporate responsiblity and sustainability. Dress to impress in business attire and be confident but not arrogant.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Group Business Graduate, Various at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Ensure you are passionate about the industry before entering with relevant work experience - it's not for everyone. If you are passionate then the Group Business Graduate role can be very rewarding

Interview Advice: General aptitude is valued, and psychometric testing is employed and relied upon. Interview's are competitive but if you are passionate then let this shine through and you stand a good chance of success.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Group Business Graduate, at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself, show some personality but also why you wish to work in this industry.

Interview Advice: Research the company and the industry in which we operate.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bilfinger GVA

Graduate Surveyor, PDR at Bilfinger GVA

Application Advice: Make sure you read the GVA values and what they are looking for in graduates and relate your application back to this. Also highlight work experience even if it isn't directly property related.

Interview Advice: Be excited about property! Make sure you are up to date with current affairs for both the economy and property.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: A genuine interest in the market is required as well as a willingness to learn and try different roles and tasks.

Interview Advice: Knowledge and understanding of the value of previous work experience completed as well as a good understanding of the role, the business, and the ability to display an interest in the market.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Have a clear aspect that separates you from other candidates

Interview Advice: Dress smartly, allow others to voice their opinions

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Development at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Be yourself, be open and be honest. List any experience that you have, even if it isn't property related, as it shows that you are a well rounded person.

Interview Advice: Ask questions as well as answering them in the interview, and show that you are a well rounded person who is willing to work hard in order to be able to play hard. First impressions are everything, so dress smartly, be polite and go for it!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Edinburgh at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Relevant work experience is great but also think about what else you can offer (hobbies, sports, etc).

Interview Advice: Be honest and if you dont know the answer to something dont make it up!

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Have an opinion, but be able to back up with facts. Ie be able to explain your thoughts clearly. Be confident and take all opportunities given to you. Have an open mind about your interests, don't be too set on what you might think you want to do.

Interview Advice: Ask questions that they wouldnt expect. Think hard about the questions others wouldn't ask.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, at Savills (UK) Limited

Interview Advice: Why property/why Savills/why you?

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Development at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Play up to your stengths. Even if you don't have a lot of property related work experience, use what else you have done to demonstrate that you have the qualities needed for the job. Property is a people industry so show that you're sociable and a team player.

Interview Advice: Know what is going on in the industry and what the current issues different sectors are facing. Also know why you want to go into property and why Savills.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Residential Development at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Understand why you want to go into property and to which sector you would like to join. Be enthusiastic about more than just the industry, demonstrate that you can get on well with people as well.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: If you are prepared to work hard to acheive Savills is the company for you. Go for it.

Interview Advice: Revise the basic principles from your studies - they are not looking for the finished product but do want to make sure you have a good understanding. Learn/revise the local and national market as having a good understanding of this is key in the everyday job role.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, West End Office Agency at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Work experience

Interview Advice: Honesty

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Business Space at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Personalise you application. Think about the company culture - what makes Savills different from her competitors and why do these unique qualities appeal to you. Show the full range of your abilities and experience- not just sector related but personal and extra curricular.

Interview Advice: Be confident, honest and personable. As a Graduate you are not expected to know everything but should show you are keen to learn what you dont know. Always have questions - sector, political and personal - and your own opinion of each.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Hotels and Leisure at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Be passionate about both yourself and the property indsutry and be confident in your own ability.

Interview Advice: Be honest, confident and precise.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial Development/Agency at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Know what's going on in the property market and what competitors are doing. Take part in extra-curricular activities to show your enthusiasm to get involved.

Interview Advice: Look smart. Be friendly.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: Work experience is very important, the more that you have on your CV the better.

Interview Advice: Market knowledge and an interest in the market is key for interviews.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Tesco

Assistant Graduate Buyer, Construction at Tesco

Application Advice: Make sure your CV is meticulous and you don't contradict yourself in person. They will refer to it heavily in the 1 to 1 interview.

Interview Advice: Don't get thrown off by anything they might say, stay composed and be confident. In group activities on the assessment centre, make sure your voice is heard within the group. "Give me an example of a time or experience where you have failed or been unable to complete a task." - This is a bit of a twist on the 'what is your biggest weakness?' question. Be prepared for things like this, show self awareness, and don't just get stuck in interview mode.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Take your time and use lots of examples.

Interview Advice: It's unlikely you will be against another applicant going for the same job as you at an assessment day. You will have to deal with actors who will test your customer service ability and internal business relationship building.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Honesty is the best policy. Quite often it's not the people with the most experience or even the most relevent degree its about you as a person and what attributes you can bring to the business.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Its not about delivering the best presentation or best maths test result it's about your personality and how you respond to certain situations. Don't feel under pressure to perform and if you feel that you have made a mistake keep going don't give up, one bad round will not exclude you from getting through the assessment centre.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be honest. Do not try to write 'what you think they want to see'. Barratt seek individuals. Driven by the desire to progress and work for the company.

Interview Advice: Be prepared. Know the industry and follow Barratt Developments on Twitter for tips and guidance.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Operational Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Make an early start and be thorough.

Interview Advice: Don't try to anticipate what the assessors want to see, just be genuine and be yourself.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Grainger PLC

Graduate Trainee Surveyor, Rotation at Grainger PLC

Application Advice: Show a real and genuine interest for Residential property (not just commercial as most property degrees are focused on). Make sure you have credible work experience in the industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - being the loudest isn't necessarily the most important thing.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Read the information on the careers website. While this on its own may not be enough, it is a good starting point. Answer all questions honestly and make sure you have researched the company and industry before applying. Try to visit developments to familiarise yourself with the product and that of our competitors.

Interview Advice: Make sure your answers are relevant to the position you are applying for and try to give relevant example for competency questions. Examples do not have to be complex, simple things you have done at University or any work experience can be just as effective in displaying your aptitude and skills.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Grainger PLC

Graduate Trainee Surveyor, at Grainger PLC

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and don't worry about having property experience. As long as you show an interest in the sector and a willingness to learn you'll be fine.

Interview Advice: Think of examples of how you dealt with certain situations in the past e.g. how you dealt with a difficult person/customer.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Land Graduate, Land Department at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Prepare for competency style questions by coming up with interesting and varied examples of times you have showcased key skills such as communication or decision making. Use these questions to highlight any interesting or relevant experience you have.

Interview Advice: Try to get ahead of other candidates by ensuring that your knowledge of the Housebuilding industry and Barratt Developments is detailed and unique. You can do this by speaking to past graduates and staff members as well as visiting our developments to get a greater knowledge of what we do.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: This is a brilliant scheme offering you an industry leading experience. You must be willing to learn, but at the same time be able to step up and prove yourself. When applying, make sure it is the scheme for you and understand why you want to work for Barratt Developments. Learn the business the hard way. Go to some sites, research the market and understand where we fit.

Interview Advice: The assessment day is rigorous but if you are good enough you will get through. Understand the Barratt culture and where we position ourselves in the market. Furthermore, understand the PESTEL issues that are influencing housing developers. All I would say is be prepared. Read around, there is enough advice out there.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bilfinger GVA

Graduate Surveyor, Valuation at Bilfinger GVA

Application Advice: As well as the obvious things like practicing technical based questions.. research the company fully - GVA, particularly in my region, have gone through a lot of changes recently and to be able to mention recent company events and changes during an interview will make you seem interested and informed.

Interview Advice: Lots of technical based questions regarding valuations, development appraisals etc. I also had to do a 10 minute presentation on the effects of the recent economic downturn on the commercial property market in Scotland and how I thought this would effect the market in the next few years.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Researching the company must be a starting point, find out about its beliefs, history, goals for the future, and company values. Before filling out the application visit a development site to get an idea about the product, perhaps even meet a graduate to find out first hand about the scheme. Answer the questions honestly, with well thought out examples and really try and sell yourself and your experience.

Interview Advice: The interviewer is going to want to know why you applied, and specifically why Barratt. Research the market and who Barratt's competitors are. Think of good and varied examples of experience.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bilfinger GVA

Graduate Surveyor, Land and Development at Bilfinger GVA

Application Advice: For anyone applying I would tell them that standards are high to gain a role at the company and therefore thorough preparation is required prior to the interiew not only to gain an understanding of what is required to work at GVA but also the greater surveying role.

Interview Advice: For anyone undertaking an interview my best piece of advice would to be enthusiastic and show a real passion for the role you are applying for. I found this to be key not only in the interviews I had with other related property companies but with GVA specifically. You need to demonstrate not only what you believe GVA can bring to your professional development but also what you can bring to GVA.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: answer the questions openly and honestly. be true to what you think rather than what you think the company wants to hear.

Interview Advice: reseach the company and their competitors, visit sites and familiarise yourself with what the core product is. also consider the bigger picture and where the company wants to be in the future

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate Land Buyer, Land / North London at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Make yourself stand out by getting lots of relevant work experience and speaking to current graduates who are on the scheme at careers fairs etc. tailor your cv and application towards the key 'philosophies' that we look for - these can be found on the graduate website. Keep up to date with latest news on Barratt Homes and the wider industry.

Interview Advice: Prepare thoroughly and don't be nervous as it is very informal and the interviewers are on your side.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate, Corporate at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: You need to show you are hard working and can adapt to different situations and new ideas. Make sure you have an understanding of the property and financial markets. Research the background to the company.

Interview Advice: Stay calm. Be confident. Allow your personality to show through. Try to be honest and relaxed. You are not expected to know everything. Have good understanding of the property and financial markets. Research the company. Have lots of interests/ hobbies to talk about.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bilfinger GVA

Graduate Surveyor, Healthcare Properties at Bilfinger GVA

Application Advice: Get a part time job or have plenty of work experience during university summer holidays. GVA hire experienced Graduates. not just technically, but those who have matured socially.

Interview Advice: Be confident, show that you are a person that people enjoy being around. Its all very well being technically good but so are the thousands of competitiors. You need to prove socially that you are up to the challenge as our industry is a social one based on building relationshps.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Talk to us! There are many ways to communicate with current people within the company – Careers Fairs, twitter etc. It’s probably not enough to just read the website, you need to demonstrate why you want a career with Barratt in particular and what you can offer to support this. Sites like ‘the Job Crowd’ are really useful to read beforehand too. Above all you need to understand what we stand for as a company, and what we’re driving toward.

Interview Advice: You can’t prepare for everything, and we don’t expect you to. What tends to stand out from the crowd is someone who has gone that little bit further to understand us, and the industry as a whole. Think of examples of when you’ve used skills such as leadership, building relationships etc.; it doesn’t have to be employment based, it could have been at Uni, a part-time job, or hobby. Know us, and know our competitors. We don’t expect detailed knowledge, just be aware of the industry as a whole, and the bigger picture. During the Assessment day, everyone wants you to do well, just try to be calm and genuine. The exercises aren’t meant to trip you up, if you don’t think you’ve done well in one, just forget it & concentrate on the next part.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Residential Graduate, Residential at Knight Frank

Application Advice: As the application is only your personal information and a CV, you need to ensure that this is up to date and to the point. I think that the CV needs to be clear, bullet pointed and not too much text as HR have thousands of them to go through so you want to make it stand out! Also make sure that you have a good amount of work experience within different sectors to show you are willing to work hard and are passionate about working in property.

Interview Advice: I think that any candidate applying to this role needs to make sure that they are well prepared and really know Knight Frank as a firm. When they are interviewing they say that they want to see passion when the candidate is speaking - and I think this is the key. I found that the best way for me to prepare was to type out any question I could think of, such as 'Why do you want to work at Knight Frank' and type an answer for every question. This meant that when I was asked a question I already had a clear answer in my head and could also relate it to past work and life experience.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Lease Advisory in Logistics and Industrial at Knight Frank

Application Advice: The Graduate Scheme is very selective but always tend to be focused towards skills in key areas as much of our business is agency related (candidates with ambition, personability, excellent social skills, good academic credentials and practical experience seem to do well). On this basis, do try and focus on getting experience to prove you have the above skills. KF internships particularly. Focus less on academic ability - everyone has the same degree and is equally qualified to do the job. If you don't get in and have an interest and ability in the more periphery services we offer, it is worth contacting the relevant staff in these areas - additional positions are frequently available.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Research Analyst, Residential Research at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Focus on work experience.

Interview Advice: Research the corporate structure of the firm.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate surveyor, Residential Surveying at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Just to be yourself, don't pretend to be someone you're not; they'll see through that. They like honesty.

Interview Advice: Always just be yourself and be honest, try and have a bit of a laugh with them. They want to employ people that they can see themselves happily working with in the future.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Residential Development at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Make sure that the cover letter is personalised to the company and that it is concise but stands out.

Interview Advice: Commercial awareness and knowledge of the company.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate, Global Corporate Services at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Make yourself stand out and make everything clear and precise.

Interview Advice: Work out why it's Knight Frank you want to join, research and once you get to the interview relax as much as you can.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Residential Investment at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Make sure you explain some dynamic experiences that make you a more well-rounded person.

Interview Advice: Think clearly before which skills you particulary want to get across and then methods about how you can achieve this. Think about what you want your overall impression to be and then how you'll achieve this.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial Valuation at Knight Frank

Application Advice: keep it punchy and to the point show outside interests check spelling

Interview Advice: be prepared for interviews by knowing company structure etc. be yourself and don't be afraid to show personality in interviews show why Kf, rather than other firms

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Operational Graduate, Rotational at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: All you can do is be honest and give enough time and effort to the process. You cannot change who you are and if you are a good fit for the position, you will be contacted.

Interview Advice: If you are successful in gaining a place at the assessment centre, know why you are applying for the role and why you have chosen Barratt; be aware of the industry and be up to date with current aspects of house building. Your passion will show through if it is already there.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate Surveyor, Rotations at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Want to work for Knight Frank - you have to show your enthusiasm to work here (it really shows in an interview).

Interview Advice: Show awareness of current affairs (financial, etc., not just property news). You also need to show your character, be social and forthcoming.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Knight Frank

Graduate, Residential at Knight Frank

Application Advice: Make sure your CV is formatted properly. If I see different fonts or where it looks like you have copied and pasted from more than one source or if there are any grammatical or spelling mistakes you will not get the job. It is inexcusable.

Interview Advice: Research your interviewer and ask them a question about how things are going in their current job role.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Rotation at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Include lots of examples and give yourself plenty of time to complete.

Interview Advice: Revise competitors and macro environmental factors.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Grosvenor

Investment Graduate, Investment at Grosvenor

Application Advice: Understand the company's values and appreciate its unique holding makes the work very different to others in terms of dealing with high net worth individuals and landmark assets on a daily basis.

Interview Advice: Know your cv and the market well.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Do your homework and research Barratt and the industry before you apply. Double check your application after you have completed it and cut out the waffle.

Interview Advice: Practice the roleplays and interview techniques before you arrive. Keep calm and be yourself, everyone is very friendly at Barratt Developements and we only want you to do your best.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Land Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments

Interview Advice: Be yourself everyone that works within the company is very down to earth and personable. Be prepared for the interview and do you home work by not only researching the company but getting out and visiting a sales arena.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Ensure you have a good knowledge about the company and that you are genuinely interested in working for Barratt Developments. Take the time to visit one of the sites and speak to people.

Interview Advice: Be well prepared and know about the company.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Barratt Developments

Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator, Sales at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be honest about why you want to work for the company and try to understand how your skills and personality will fit with the company's values and philosophies.

Interview Advice: Research the company: who they are and their values and who their customers are and how they treat them.

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate Surveyor, Industrial Agency at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: Be yourself and prove you would be easy to work with. Being able to have an intelligent conversation is just as vital if not more so than your academic knowledge. Property is a sociable industry and so you should be a sociable person!

Interview Advice: Sell yourself. It doesn't come naturally to most of us but it is the only opportunity that you have to let the interviewer know you deserve that job and that you are better suited to it than your competing candidates

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme

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