I'm currently employed as a Graduate Development Manager for St William. I graduated with an Economics degree from Durham University in June 2015, prior to which I studied A-levels in maths, physics, economics, and geography.
I developed an interest in the built environment throughout sixth form - I was attracted to the opportunity to affect something that was tangible and central to everyday lives. Before my full-time employment at Berkeley, I completed work experience placements with both St James and St William. I was extremely grateful for the time my colleagues had taken to plan the placements, welcome me into the team, and explain and appraise the different aspects of the job. I was encouraged by how much investment was placed in me as a prospective employee.
Similarly, I am continually impressed by the amount of times dedicated by senior colleagues to analysing my work and advising me on improvements. This is fundamental to my development within the company and something I am incredibly grateful for.
Within the Land department I learnt to collate the information of each of the Technical, Commercial, Development, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service departments to form a detailed land appraisal.
Since starting at St William I have been very impressed with the level of attention placed upon evaluating and improving my work despite my inexperience. This is something I will consider very closely in any future employment and throughout my life.