My placement year with Adderstone Group has given me incomparable experience, allowing me to put the theory learned during first and second year into practice in real life scenarios.
Working within a small team in the Commercial Estates division has given me the opportunity to work on a broad range of tasks throughout the year on both an individual and collaborative basis with the key commercial team members.
The main job roles expected of a Commercial Estates placement student at Adderstone Group correlated well with the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence. On a day to day basis most of my experience was in agency, management, landlord and tenant issues, although, if you speak to many people who work here, they all say no two days are the same at Adderstone Group which is certainly true, there’s always something different going on to keep things interesting!
Adderstone Group’s Quay West Business Park, Sunderland.
The ethos at Adderstone Group is one of proactivity and productivity, which creates a positive and forward thinking working environment. Everyone within the group has been extremely approachable and knowledgeable whenever any advice was needed and I have built up a contact base throughout the year, which I’m sure will be very useful when it comes to sourcing information for my dissertation and looking for future job roles.
I would definitely recommend a placement year with Adderstone Group to anyone who is considering it, I feel like the experience has certainly enhanced my practical and theoretical knowledge of the industry, putting me in a much better position going into final year than I would have been if I had forgone the year in industry.