1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
As an apprentice Building Surveyor working for Savills, i work on a wide variety of new build and refurbishment projects as well as offering consultancy advice on existing buildings.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt new software related skills including CAD, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I have also learnt vital communication skills, organisation, attention to detail, presentation skills, punctuality.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
There is a mixture between office work and site visits which enables me to see a variety of interesting buildings, old and new. I also enjoy the problem solving element of Building Surveying with problems often very different ensuring that i keep learning every day.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Extremely well structured with an excellent support network.
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?
All of my colleagues are always happy to help and provide support whenever i need it.
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 Savills to a friend?
A really good company to work for on all basis. The people within the business are what makes the business so successful, really strong industry leading professionals who are willing to support apprentices wherever needed.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Savills?
If you're passionate about construction or property, really let that shine through on your application/interview.