I was based within the Manchester property management team. Specifically within the Leisure team. I was lucky enough to go on many site visits and see first hand the leisure schemes that I was analysing at the office. I was able to sit in on client meetings and even had the opportunity to contribute in meetings. I also undertook excel based tasks from organising tenant trade data to checking EPC grading.
Yes absolutely. I had to complete time sensitive tasks and was able to develop my time management skills as I completed client reports quickly and efficiently. I had the opportunity to sit in and contribute to in-person client meetings - this developed my ability to present information confidently in a clear and concise manner. Many tasks involved Excel which I had previously limited experience with - I am now far more confident and proficient on this platform.
I received overviews into all aspects of the business. Presentations were put on which were clear and useful as well as the opportunity to ask any questions. There was also the opportunity to network with graduates and directors. However, I learnt the most by asking the people that I was working with on a daily basis any questions that I had - they were more than happy to answer them.
The culture and atmosphere was great. Despite the office being quieter than usual due to COVID-19 and many people flexi working from home. There was a unanimous sense of drive within the office which was infectious.
I really enjoyed my insight, my team went above and beyond to make sure that I was involved in important and interesting tasks, as well as allowing me to go on site visits which broke up my 2 weeks and gave me some valuable time outside of the office.
Make sure to get your personality across in the CV and interview stages - they are looking for people with a genuine interest in the property industry as well as someone that they can connect with on a personal level. Do your research and be ready for questions that are relevant to current trends or news within the property industry.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)