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2018

"The expenses policy, particularly regarding car mileage, needs to be overhauled. Employees (though not graduates to be fair) are effectively expected to foot their own petrol bill if they receive a car allowance. This means that long journeys to properties that are 'off patch' essentially wipe out the car allowance."
Graduate, Birmingham
"Have a higher salary for graduates."
Graduate, London
"More opportunities to network socially as an office."
Graduate, Cambridge
"A more comprehemsive IT system including an allowance for mobile working and a more responsive IT help desk."
Graduate, London
"More company-supported graduate social events, we've had to organise most of them ourselves."
Graduate, London
"Be better towards the environment."
Graduate, Cambridge
"A clearer introduction of who your manager is and how work will be assessed."
Graduate, Canbridge
"Try to get more offices to go paperless, or at least paperlite."
Graduate, Chelmsford

2016

"I think it's important for the London graduates to see other offices, so it would be good for the training courses to be held in a BNPPRE office in another city. Perhaps Birmingham or Bristol."
Graduate, Birmingham
"Although it's difficult, due to the small number of building surveyors compared with general practice surveyors, a training programmer more specific to building surveying would be beneficial."
Graduate, London
"Provide more information on the spaces available in different departments during the graduate scheme ie who intends to take on grads."
Graduate, London
"It would be good if you were made aware of which seats were available following qualification. It seems to be a bit pot luck where you get placed following qualification and down to luck if you happen to qualify in a seat where there is a requirement."
Graduate, London
"More interaction with grads in other offices."
Entry level, Birmingham
"More choice over which rotations you sit. Unfortunately, it's not entirely up to you."
Graduate, London (City)
"Increase pay to be more competitive in the industry."
Graduate, Leeds
"Increased transparency in how rotations are decided."
Graduate, London
"Make sure that there is adequate work for graduates to do before placing them into departments."
Graduate, Birmingham

2014

"I would change the grad scheme so that people spend less time in the Valuation department."
Consulting, Midlevel, London
"In an ideal world it would be to ensure graduates are rotated based on the time they have been at the company i.e. rotations into mandatory departments are done on a chronological basis. (However I understand that business need is what determines when and where people rotate)."
Graduate, Birmingham
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