Cushman & Wakefield: Elsa Sibley

Elsa Sibley, an apprentice surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield, on the benefits of an apprenticeship at a prestigious company


I studied architecture at college and knew that a profession in something like this, or surveying, would interest me. I did not want to study as a full-time student as I knew this was not my way of learning. I decided to look for an apprenticeship.

As an apprentice you get to see and use the knowledge taught at university within the real world! When I don’t understand something there is always someone here willing to answer my endless questions! An apprenticeship as a chartered surveyor is not your typical office job, you are often out on site, getting to meet new people. No two weeks are the same, which appeals to me and I enjoy the variation in work. I am really enjoying the beginning of my working journey and it is so nice to feel supported and understood.

“How to become a chartered surveyor” is not something you learn in school and not something you can fully be taught by sitting in a classroom. I believe that the experience of joint learning through university and in the workplace surrounded by people who have been in the industry for years, within such a prestigious company, is priceless. I am constantly learning and improving my skill set.

I love the social aspect of working at Cushman & Wakefield. I really feel like part of a team and there’s always opportunities for social events to get to know everyone better. I have made some great friendships by joining.


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