What the Company says
Jon was recruited through our annual graduate recruitment process in 2014 and is midway through the graduate development programme.
Reporting to Ben Leek, Jon is involved in all aspects of the acquisition process in order to acquire the skills and knowledge required to become a successful land buyer. From day one Jon met with agents, visited sites, undertaken site appraisals, carried out financial appraisals and assisted with the acquisition and subsequent disposal processes.
During fortnightly internal meetings he is required to present findings from sites he has visited to the senior management team and respond to questions. In preparation for these meetings he works closely with the technical team and in-house architectural practice.
Training and development are tailored specifically to Jon’s requirements combining formal training, on-the-job development, quarterly formal individual performance reviews with annual appraisals.
Jon is a valuable member of both the Land and the wider team, his research is of a very high standard and he works exceptionally hard. He is quickly acquiring new skills and knowledge and we have no doubt that as his experience and confidence develop he will have a very successful career in property.
What Jon says
The interview process, especially the assessment day, provided me the best insight into the job. Learning about day to day activities, the Company’s future aspirations, and meeting the team was particularly important given the close knit culture of Goldcrest,
From day one there was a large amount of responsibility given to me; within my first couple of weeks I was visiting clients, meeting on site with the technical team and building financial appraisals – along with supporting the land team. No day is ever the same and I enjoy being kept on my toes in the fast paced environment.
The amount of autonomy and exposure to working closely with the CEO and Directors results in a steep learning curve which has enabled me to acquire and learn new skills. Feedback is instantaneous and constructive, helping me to learn and adapt quickly in order become an integral part of the land team and ultimately build strong foundations in order to develop a successful career.
In summary, I love working for Goldcrest because there’s is never a dull moment – cliché, but genuinely true! The role involves a lot of hard work but I couldn’t see myself doing anything else and enjoying it this much.