A. From reading the Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) Trainee Surveyor Program at Lambeth College. A program schedule caught my eye and since then I started to learn about real estate and property in general.
A. I first learned about C&W at Lambeth College via the Trainee Surveyor program’s leaflet.
A. The program schedule was interesting and allowed me to put theory into practice while still learning. Also, the career prospect is a real motivator because the program pathway plan allows trainees to have an idea of their future plan with the company’s support.
A. The recruitment process was very open with a high standard of professionalism. I felt proud to be among the candidates. The team-building games took my mind off the interview process and helped to reduce my stress levels.
A. My first day with C&W was a bit daunting because I didn’t know what sort of tasks I was going to be assigned and I was nervous that I wouldn’t meet their expectations. Everyone in the team was helpful and friendly, so I soon overcame my fears. I soon got the hang of the tasks that were assigned to me with the help of my buddy.
A. Monitoring the UK Deal Flow Database and administrating different funds Investments Committee Forms.
A. An average day at the office starts with me checking through my inbox to see if there are any queries from the previous day,in particular for Investments Committee (IC) forms from the funds that we manage. I am in charge of making sure all signed off IC forms are filed, created into PDF files and uploaded to the Sharepoint site. I liaise with colleagues for any missing IC forms and track them down so they are uploaded and filed. I am currently arranging access to the Paris properties Database which involves international liaison with to Paris and Frankfurt. This allows everyone to view potential properties available for investment as part of a new Retail Fund that we are launching in the autumn.
A. It really depends on how many modules I get from University in a semester and the projects involved with it. As I work part time, I sacrifice my weekends to participate in group projects. However, the way the program is tailored allows me to manage my time and keep on top of my daily tasks. The team I work with are aware of the program, which makes life easier!
A. Determination, time management, self discipline and hard work.
A. I am a member of the football team. I like socialising and football is a good way of meeting new people who also work in the real estate business.
A. In five years I see myself in a senior position at C&W.
A. My French has been very useful in my everyday task at C&W. I often translate documents written in French for my team when they are dealing with clients based in French speaking countries.
A. If the opportunity arises, it would be something worth considering.