- 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
- 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
- 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
- 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
- 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
- 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
- 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
- 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.)
- 9a. Would you recommend CBRE to a friend?
- 9b. Why?
- 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to CBRE?
It is dependent on which team you work in. Some teams are more varied than others. In my current role within the valuation team my day to day usually involves writing valuation reports and attending inspections. The reports involve digging into the finer details of the property and finding comparable evidence.
I have learned many industry specific skills and general skills as well. From a general perspective i have learned networking skills, Microsoft office skills, communication skills and corporate behavior. Specific skills that i have learned are vast ranging from agency practices, property management processes, all areas of insolvency and the core aspects of valuations.
I enjoy the programme. It has been a very good opportunity that has provided me with very good experience. i have made good friends and enjoy the social elements to the scheme. I have preferred some teams over others and find that certain work can be repetitive. Overall an enjoyable experience.
Having had a very high turnover in HR staff the structure has fluctuated in its effectiveness over my 4 and a half years at the company. As it stands (with a new member of HR staff) the scheme seems to have implemented a structure that works. however, it should remain consistent.
We receive a good level of support from our employer. We have plenty of support with the APC process and very capable colleagues who are always willing to take the time to lend a hand. There are regular opportunities to undertake training events which provide essential knowledge to do our role well.
we have an adequate amount of support from Kingston University. should we need assistance we can approach our lecturer or course head who is always ready to provide feedback, re cover a difficult subject or discuss progression and grades. On occasion the structure of the university course has been inconsistent.
I do not feel that the university qualification has assisted me a great deal at work. Most of my learning has been on the job which is directly related to my work. The university course often does not relate to my role or is covering an area that i have a basic understanding of already.
there is always some sort of professional networking event that we can attend. Most teams usually have semi-frequent social events which is good to bond with the team. CBRE do have sports teams that people can get involved with. CBRE host several company wide events each year which are always enjoyable.
CBRE is a great company to work for and one of the most highly recognized within the real estate industry. You can obtain a great breadth of experience and build a very strong network. there are so many different teams there is a role for everyone. You can make use of the social events and networking events.
ensure you come prepared. Do your homework and have a good knowledge of the industry , the company and and even the people interviewing you (if you know who they are). Try and familiarise yourself with recent trends/deals which can be found online. And almost as important - just be yourself.
Degree Apprenticeship / Sponsored Degree (Level 6/7)