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Francesca Butterworth

Acquisitions Executive

Goldcrest offers a unique Graduate experience and this was what initially attracted me to the programme. Having previously gained some experience in a large organisation, I was looking for a smaller company that could give me real responsibility and challenges and the opportunity to work closely with a hugely talented team and learn first-hand. 

The selection process gives you a very good understanding of the kind of person Goldcrest are looking for. It is just as much about testing you as it is ensuring you fully understand what the job entails. You are expected to think on your feet, come up with creative solutions to problems and demonstrate a commercial flair and passion for the industry – all relevant skills when you begin working. By the end of the selection process you will know whether Goldcrest is the right company for you.
The graduate programme is well-structured and provides you with a clear understanding of what will be expected of you across the two years. You have regular one-to-ones where you can discuss your progress and identify specific areas where you would like to develop your skills. 

There is a real team spirit at Goldcrest and a feeling that everyone’s contribution plays an important part in its success. You will be working directly with all members of the team, learning first-hand from the executive chairman, directors and architects, all encouraging you to share your ideas and make the role your own. 

The exposure to the property industry that comes with the graduate scheme is invaluable. You are an integral member of the team as soon as you start, working on projects with real responsibility and learning on the job from day one. I’m over half way through the graduate programme now and still learning every day.