• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • There were talks organised for everybody on the summer scheme across the UK, to give an insight and introduction to each area of Savills. There were also two networking sessions organised. Specific to the team, I completed a variety of tasks for the planning team, conducting research where required and undertaking various site appraisals/assessments. I also attended team meetings where appropriate.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have gained a practical understanding of the tasks completed in planning, and the use of various levels of policy documents. I have also developed my communication skills, especially in a working office and team environment.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • The departmental overview talks were highly insightful and provided in-depth overviews of all areas of the business. There were also opportunities to ask questions and query specifics with those running the talks and others in the office.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Very inviting, despite there being some level of formality, and I always felt like I could ask anybody questions, even if I had not spoken to them before. Good community feel across the team, office and wider company.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and appreciated the effort put in to make the experience worthwhile. Everybody was very welcoming, which in addition to the work itself being enjoyable and interesting, ensured that the overall experience was extremely positive.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Savills
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Savills to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Savills
  • It is important to really understand the culture of the company, on top of the business area you apply for, as this is just as important.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Property/Real Estate

West Midlands

August 2021

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