Ben Morgan, Graduate Surveyor, Savills
What does your role involve?
I’ve been with Savills for just two months now, as part of a three year training programme. This involves three rotations in three different departments. At the moment I’m in the Hotels & Leisure Department. The industry is quite varied so you end up doing quite a number of different tasks. You could be talking to investors one day, doing viewings the next at sites throughout the country or you could be in the office doing the necessary administrative, marketing and promotional work.
What skills do you need to be successful?
You need to passionate about property, business and the corporate world and an understanding of how to deal with people in those environments in order to build relationships.
How did you choose your career?
I did Economics & Social Science in Trinity College, which set me up well in terms of choosing different industries. I always had an interest in property, and a career in that area. The fact that Savills have a structured training programme made it all the more attractive.
Best thing about your job?
I like the fact that there is a great variety within the three year programme. You work in the valuations, investment, retail, offices and hotel and leisure sectors, so what I love is that I’m going to be in one department for a few months and then I get to move on and experience working in a total new area. There’s a great amount of diversity in commercial property, and every day can be different.