Apprentice Surveyor at Savills

Start Date:
2018
Location:
Central London & City
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Salary:
£19,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2019

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Review Score

8.8 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

9/10

I work within the valuation team, my role is mixed between the role of a junior surveyor and providing support to my team.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

9/10

Yes, I have picked up a great deal in my time at Savills. Mainly in relation to the Surveying practice, but also the additional subjects at university, and just becoming familiar with general 'working life'.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

Largely, the first three months were quite difficult to get used to, as it was expected, but Savills had supported that and I am fully settled in, have a good work life and enjoy the tasks I carry out.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

There is room for improvement, but is generally good. The university, UCEM, could offer more support or have more face-to-face classes. At the moment all my classes are online and I find it quite hard to connect with the teachers.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

The support from my employer is good. My team tend to be very busy but they still make time for me, and the HR department regularly check up on progress. Additional, we regularly have lectures from different professionals within Savills to learn about their roles within the industry.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

7/10

Not enough... there is support in regards to the resources they provide. But where the teaching is all online the support is limited.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

9/10

It does help, whether I am studying a surveying driven module, or one which is not related the degree still helps just for me to grow in my competence

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

9/10

Yes, there are plenty of networking events, I play 5-a-side football with work, there are often other sporting events, and plenty of social activities within Savills. The highlights are our Christmas parties and we go on holiday abroad as a department in the summer.

9a. Would you recommend Savills to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

If you have aspirations within the Real Estate industry, it is a great place to learn, the people you work with here are knowledgeable and happy to share their expertise. There are also good benefit and social outings which just adds to the experience.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Savills?

I would say that this is a great place for a candidate who has a strong interest in Real Estate and Surveying. In the application and interview process you have to show your eagerness to succeed within Real Estate, as well as showing what you are like as a person.

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