Current role: Assistant Trainee Surveyor
Lambeth College Course: A Levels: Economics, Maths and Accounts
Degree: BSc Urban Estate Management
Trainee Surveyor Year: 2010
Q: Where did your interest in surveying come from?
A: My first interest in Surveying was during my eight weeks summer work placement at Willmott Dixon Group as a Trainee Assistant Surveyor. Here I understood the importance of surveying in property. This is where I learnt essential and relevant surveying skills.
Q: Where did you first hear about C&W?
A: The first time I heard about C&W was when I was selected out of thirty pupils to accomplish my two weeks work experience at Cushman & Wakefield, via my school (Lillian Baylis Technology School).
Q: Why were you interested in a Trainee Surveyor position at C&W?
A: My first interest in surveying was during my summer and work placement. Other interests included to be recognised as a member of the RICS and hopefully to be working globally.
Q: What was the recruitment process like to get your position?
A: The process was very reasonable and fair due to Cushman & Wakefield looking for the best candidate. As the candidate list became shorter it became more intense.
Q: You are completing your studies at Lambeth College, what are you studying?
A: I am currently studying A-level Economics, Maths and Accounts. These subjects are relevant because you will need to know what and how economics affect properties market.
Q: Are you looking forward to studying your Urban Estate Management at the University of Westminster?
A: Yes, I am! I'm also looking forward to the modules in the Bsc Urban Estate Management Economics, Valuation and the rest of the modules.
Q: What do you think Trainee Surveyors need to succeed at C&W?
A: A successful Surveyor will need to be able to handle pressure in a positive way and to be able to multi-task to the completion stage. To become one of the top Surveyors you will need to be determined, conscientious and driven.