Countrywide Residential Lettings launches its fourth Graduate Management Programme

Countrywide Residential Lettings

Friday, July 17, 2015

Award-winning Countrywide Residential Lettings, part of the UK's largest lettings and estate agency group, has launched its fourth Graduate Management Programme, in order to source the best and brightest talent to join its expanding business team.

The two-year programme will equip graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to build a successful career at the UK’s largest and most successful lettings agency. The first year focuses on developing candidates understanding of the business and the various roles within it, while the second year focuses more on management. Full training and development as well as coaching and mentoring will be given to graduates throughout the management programme.

Since 2012, 41 people have been recruited through its Graduate Management Programme over the course of four intakes. The first and second cohort have now finished the programme and have succeeded in very different career paths including a Student Lettings Manager, Regional Trainer and Customer Care Manager and three Branch Managers.

Commenting, Bruce Evans, London & New Starts Managing Director, Countrywide Residential Lettings, said:

“These Graduate Management programmes play a vital role within our lettings business. We look to attract candidates who have the talent and the passion to deliver excellent customer service and differentiate Countrywide as a stand out player in the industry.  We have had the pleasure of working with and seeing many of our graduates bring fresh thinking to our business and the results they have delivered have been remarkable.

“Having spent the first few days with this year’s intake, I am convinced the enthusiasm from this team will have further benefits to the future of Countrywide and our customers.”

The fourth intake of successful graduates from across the UK recently completed a three-day induction course at Countrywide House, the Group’s Head Office in Milton Keynes. In addition, the graduates also received the keys to their company car.

Commenting on the launch of the latest intake, John Hards, Managing Director, Countrywide Residential Lettings, said:

“We strive to employ the best talent for our business and the Graduate Management Programme is a great way of sourcing and developing the right people to meet the expectations of our customers and the needs of our growing business. As a major employer, in the property industry, with over 12,500 employees across the UK, we believe it is important to give young people the opportunity to learn and develop their skills required to succeed in a business environment.”

Countrywide believes in selecting a diverse group of graduates and is looking for enthusiastic individuals to apply for the Countrywide Residential Lettings Graduate Management Programme in 2016.  If you are a graduate with a keen interest in business, are customer focussed, matched with a strong personal drive, you can apply for the programme on-line at www.countrywidegraduates.co.uk

 

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