How we recruit

Our approach to recruitment is designed to let your individual talents and strengths shine through. It’s also consistent and fair, so whether you apply for a summer internship, apprenticeship or graduate role, the process will be the same.

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Application Process

Insight day

For some of our programmes such as our apprenticeship, you may be invited to attend an insight day to learn about who we are and what we do. Following this, you can decide whether property is right for you and whether you want to apply.

Online application form

You’ll then apply online. As well as having a form to fill out, you will be invited to complete online psychometric tests relevant to the area you’re applying for.

First round interviews

Impress and you’ll be invited to attend an interview. This could be in person, via recorded video or on teams.

Assessment days

If successful at interview, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre. This will involve group activities designed to test your skills and team working ability. There will also be a final interview with a Partner. You’ll also meet some of our current grads and apprentices giving you the opportunity to find out more about what it’s like to work for Cushman & Wakefield.

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Hints & Tips

Your future is a big deal to us, and your application is too. Here are some hints and tips about how to make the best impression you can.

Try to meet us first

We run a number of school and campus visits throughout the year. If we’re coming to yours, do come along and say hello. You’ll get to watch presentations, meet our people and ask burning questions. It’s a great way to work out if we’re right for you.

Remember what we’re looking for

We look for people who care about property. So show us you have the skills and qualities needed to succeed as a Chartered Surveyor. These are more important to us than your choice of degree. Read the ‘What we look for’ section of this site to find out more.

Prepare and research

Treat your application like an exam. Do some reading, brush up on your skills, and aim to perform to your best. The more you know about our industry and us, the better your answers in interviews will be. We recommend reading our website, the RICS site, Property Week and Estates Gazette. A quality newspaper is worth reading too, because knowledge of current affairs is important in our global business.

Shine online

Your online application form is your foot in the door, so make a good first impression. Be accurate, honest and concise. Check your spelling and grammar. Read and follow the instructions carefully. And take every opportunity to show your enthusiasm and passion.

Pass the test

Our online psychometric testing will focus on your numerical, diagrammatical or verbal reasoning. They won’t try to trick you, and they’ll be sent to you before the deadline, so don’t panic. Just get some practice in, and work quickly and accurately when the time comes.

Your first interview

This is your first chance to impress us face to face or virtually, but don’t let that worry you. You’ll do better if you relax and just let your personality come through. The key is to prepare. Remind yourself of your work experience and achievements. Read up on our work and our industry too, because we’ll want to see that you know your stuff when it comes to property.

A great assessment

The assessment day is the last stage of the process. If you’ve got this far, we obviously like you – so take confidence from this. Prepare for your second interview exactly how you prepared for your first, but with more of a focus on a career in property. And, when it comes to the group exercises, be prepared to participate without dominating. We’ll be looking for team-working skills as well as leadership.

You'll find more details on all of this on our social media channels. And if you have any further questions about the recruitment process, please email

Good luck!

The Early Career Team

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