Frequently asked questions

We know applying for a job can be daunting and you probably have a few questions about how we recruit and what it's like to work for us. We hope these handy FAQs can help.

What is the recruitment process?

First, we’ll review everyone’s applications before deciding who we’d like to telephone interview. You’ll usually hear from us within three days to arrange this. Bear in mind that this will be your first formal interview in the process, so make sure that you come prepared.

After the telephone interview, you may then be asked to meet with a member of our senior team. During this face-to-face meeting, we’ll want to learn more about you to help us to decide whether this is the right path for you. This is your chance to showcase your skills and tell us just what makes you so uniquely suited to this role. Your career is important to us – after all, we prefer to promote from within so it’s crucial that we determine whether you’ll be a good fit.

Whatever our decision, we promise to come back to you as soon as possible after the interview.

Can I just email my CV?

It’s vital for us that your application doesn’t get lost which is why we ask that all applicants apply through our careers page. Not only will this will allow us to keep a close eye on the progress of your application, it’ll give you the peace of mind that we’ve received everything that we need. Further down the line, you’ll receive confirmation and follow up emails which will inform you about your next steps.

How long does it take to apply?

Your application should be quick, easy and fun to complete. There are a few questions for you to answer and a fun multiple choice section, all of which are designed to give us a good overall view of you as a person.

I would really like to work for you but I can’t see any roles that will suit me. What can I do?

Just register your interest and we can keep your details on file in case something suitable pops up. You have the option to sign up for job alerts but do keep an eye on our careers page too.

Do you have closing dates for your roles?

It’s very rare that we specify closing dates. We’ll usually advertise jobs until we find the right person and they have started with us. However, if you do see a job that you’re interested in, try to apply as soon as possible.

If I am not selected for a role, how soon can I re-apply?

We understand that as time develops, so can your experience which is why we’ll consider subsequent applications 6 months after your original.

How can I prepare for my interview?

At the interview, it’s likely that you’ll be asked what you already know about us and how you’ll find working here. To help you answer this, we suggest that you do your research ahead of time. After all, how do you know that you’ll be happy working here if you know nothing about us? You’ll find a wealth of information right here on our website – head over to our Careers page and About us and take some time to get to know us before we meet.

What if I need to change my appointment?

We understand – life happens. Whether you’re poorly, have a family crisis or you have been called in to work unexpectedly, simply let us know ahead of time and we’ll happily re-arrange your interview.

I get nervous at interviews – any advice?

If you get nervous at interviews (and let’s be honest, how many of us don’t?) just try to remember that we’re not here to catch you out. You’ve been invited for an interview simply because, on paper at least, you seem like the right kind of person to join our team. As with everything in life, preparation is key, so to keep your nerves at bay, follow these simple tips:

  • Be early to be “on time”.
  • Make sure you’re smartly presented.
  • Know why you want a job in the property industry.
  • Prepare as much as you can.
  • Have any questions to hand so we can reassure any concerns you may have.
  • Most importantly, relax and be yourself.
Who will conduct my interview?

Your telephone interview will be conducted by a member of our in-house recruitment team. Your face-to-face interview will be with one of our Directors or the relevant Line Manager.

When will I find out if I have got the job?

We’ll always let you know as soon as we possibly can. Bear in mind that sometimes there might be a bit of a delay if we have multiple interviews to complete. We’ll keep you updated about time frames when we meet with you.

Do you offer work experience placements?

In theory, yes - however, you'll need to check that the department or branch that you’re interested in can accommodate you.