We give you the essential lowdown on what property firms are looking for in the graduate trainees they hire. The largest property firms receive approximately 1,000 applications for 50 graduate vacancies, but don’t be put off: our advice includes how to tackle tricky questions on application forms, how to become more commercially aware and much more. You’re likely to be studying a property-related degree or masters, but property surveying is for other graduates too – so don’t miss our guidance on entering the profession from a different degree background if that applies to you.

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Interviews and assessment centres

Skills and competencies

Internships and placements

Pay and progression

Editor's view

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