Working at SW


As a graduate it can often be daunting leaving university with your whole career ahead of you. At Sanderson Weatherall we offer an approachable alternative, with friendly faces here to help guide you through your first steps on the career ladder.

Throughout our graduate schemes we encourage all staff to participate in a practical, hands on approach to learning, providing them with responsibility from the outset. As well as on the job training there are a number of opportunities available for graduates to develop both their professional and personal skills with courses, lectures and workshops covering a variety of areas including report writing, presentation skills, networking and all the various APC competencies.

Who we’re looking for?

If you’re enthusiastic, personable and looking to be part of a team then we think you’ll fit right in. We’re always on the lookout for ambitious and hardworking graduates and will reward your enthusiasm with an unrivalled training process, coupled with an excellent package including numerous added benefits.Don’t just take our word for it:

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What attracted you to working at SW?

“I really enjoyed my time at SW during my work experience and therefore I was delighted at the opportunity to work here. The position offered me an amazing opportunity to gain invaluable skills and expert knowledge in the field of surveying.” Anna Tinsley

“The opportunity to do more than just my day to day role. The general atmosphere of the place and the people were also big reasons. I have friends and not just work colleagues at SW.” Jeremy Currell

Tell us a bit about how you got into surveying…

“I studied Economics at University and when I finished I had no idea what I wanted to do. I managed to get some work experience at SW over the summer and I never left! I worked one day a week through my Masters degree and then started full time once finished.” Nick Vincent

Guidance through the APC Process

The APC consists of a written submission and a professional interview. These take place after acquiring at least two years’ relevant experience and completing a structured training programme, which provides a broad range of experience across different disciplines and departments.

Here at Sanderson Weatherall, candidates prepare for the assessment by taking part in mock interviews and receiving advice from external consultants on presentation and interview skills.

Jessica Walker, partner and head of training at SW commented, “We are incredibly proud of our strong track record in providing graduates from across our offices with first class training. I came to Sanderson Weatherall as a trainee surveyor before completing my final year at university, returning as a graduate and have now progressed to partner in the firm – this is just one of the many stories across the company that show the opportunities available to those at SW.

“Graduates at SW have a very high success rate when it comes to passing their APC with chartered surveyors from a wide range of backgrounds, we are well versed in APC requirements and are always happy to help equip individuals with the skills needed to pass their assessments.”

We’re always on the lookout for talented graduates to join our team so if there aren’t any vacancies right now, just get in touch and we’ll ensure your details are kept on file!

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