I began my graduate career with Countryside in May this year, but I have known the company for some time, as I live very close to Beaulieu, Countryside’s flagship development in Chelmsford. I began searching for graduate positions whilst on my gap year and when I discovered the Countryside scheme, I applied straight away. I have always been interested in housebuilding and inspired by the built environment, and I believe it to be a very rewarding, varied and interesting career.
My degree in Human Geography is not a RICS-accredited degree, but thankfully, this industry is extremely open to those in my position, and I am able to achieve my Chartered Surveyor ambitions through this graduate scheme. As the construction sector is so varied, I chose a graduate scheme to offer me the opportunity to rotate around the company in order to gain a wide range of skills and experience and a pool of knowledge, which will be beneficial to my long-term career and to Countryside.