A jobs boost for surveyor graduates
Employment prospects have improved in the property surveying sector, with a number of agencies recruiting. Bannon's are seeking two graduate surveyors for its retail agency and asset management services. CB Richard Ellis recently recruited 10 surveyors for its valuation department.
Although Bannon has reduced in size from a peak of 50 staff, they retain a team of over 40. Managing director Neil Bannon says that despite the downturn they were continuing to hire the best talent. "We have made a point over the past five years of hiring the best graduates, typically 1.1. or high 2.1 grades. Given the way the property industry has changed over the last two years that policy has borne fruit."