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GENERAL

How can I check on the progress of my application?

In the first instance please contact the advertised contact, otherwise email recruitment@cpplc.com

I already work for Countryside - do I still need the same qualifications, and to apply online?

Yes, our application conditions and processes are exactly the same for everyone.

Is there a maximum age limit for new applicants?

No, as an equal opportunities employer, we accept applications from anyone below normal state retirement age. 

Where are the vacancies?

Mainly at our offices in Brentwood, Sevenoaks, Acton, Twyford and Warrington, and also at our developments in London, the South East, East and North West of England.

Will I be able to work overseas?

No. We only operate in the UK. 

Will Countryside sponsor me to study for qualifications I need for the job?

If you’re applying for your first job with us we expect you to have the relevant qualifications requested in the job specification. Once you’re working here, we may support you to achieve further qualifications depending on the needs of the business and your own development needs.

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME

Is there a maximum age to qualify for the graduate programme?

No, there’s no maximum age, but you need to be in your final year, or have been awarded a degree within the last two years.

How do I apply?

Applications for our graduate programme, commencing on 3rd October 2016, have now closed.

When will you get in touch with me about my application?

We do our best to respond to all queries and applications but if there’s a high volume of applications we may only be able to respond to successful candidates.

What areas of the business does the graduate programme cover?

You’ll learn about all areas of our business but long-term roles are likely to be in one of these areas:

  • Land Management 
  • Construction Management 
  • Surveying, Estimating and Buying 
  • Town Planning

I achieved a 2.2 honours degree, can I still apply?

Yes. We’re interested in you as a person and your reasons for wanting to work in the development industry as well as your academic record.

Do you accept my particular degree?

Although a relevant degree is preferred, such as construction and property, geography and business management, we will consider all candidates who can demonstrate a real passion and interest for the industry. Our current Graduates, who have a variety of different degrees, are testament to this.

Do I need to have graduated recently?

You can apply in your final year of study or if you have graduated within the last two years.

Do you apply the UCAS points scheme?

No, we assess applications based against our specific job requirements.

Can students outside the European Economic Area apply?

Yes, we will consider applications from all students. If you live outside the European Economic Area you’ll need a valid work permit. 

Can I work towards professional status?

Yes, we encourage graduates to work towards professional qualifications, such as membership of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Royal Town Planning Institute and Chartered Institute of Building. 

Will I be able to study for further qualifications?

Yes, but this is unlikely to be full time study and the extent of the support we provide depends on the needs of the business. We expect all staff to show a high degree of commitment to developing their own career and to demonstrate how further education will benefit you and the company.

Can I move within Countryside?

Yes, gaining experience in several areas is all part of the graduate programme. You’re likely to spend a number of months in each key part of the business over a two year period.

In your final year we’ll let you know what options are available to you once you complete the programme. Our hope is that we’ll be able to offer you a full time role.

How do you monitor my progress?

From the start, we’ll measure your performance against your personal goals and programme objectives. Your supervisor will carry out a personal development review every quarter, and your mentor will conduct regular performance reviews.