The Job Crowd, the UK’s leading graduate and apprenticeship review guide, has included GVA in its Top 100 Employers Guide for the first time. Not only did GVA place 23rd overall in the rankings, but it was also the highest ranked real estate company in the list.
The rankings for this guide are entirely dependent on anonymous feedback from a company’s current and previous graduates and apprentices, meaning success is dependent on what trainees think of a company. Each company is scored across eight criteria from training and support to colleagues and career opportunities. GVA’s feedback frequently cited the high levels of support and training offered to graduates, both to pass their APC as well as pastorally, GVA’s inclusive and diverse working environment, as well as the breadth of GVA’s service lines providing exposure to a range of sectors, clients and skill-sets.
Dan Williams, Future Talent Lead at GVA said: “To be included in the Top 100 Employers Guide as the highest ranked real estate company is hugely significant for GVA. This was based purely on the anonymous first hand experiences of the graduates and apprentices who have worked in our business, and as such is a wholly transparent view of what it is like to work here. We already have successful training programmes in place, but now we want to continue growing and diversifying our workforce.”
Gerry Hughes, Chief Executive at GVA said: “This is a strong endorsement of the culture that we promote and prioritise throughout our network of offices, and will provide a valuable insight for young people who are about to start their careers, or who might not previously have considered a career in property.
“We are committed to creating and maintaining a professional environment that enables our workforce to bring their whole self to work, as I thoroughly believe it is this that makes us so valuable to our clients. Fundamentally, GVA is a people-driven business and it is our responsibility to support the next generation as it is they who will carry the industry forward and ensure it remains fit for purpose; I am proud to work with such a diverse range of talented and hard-working colleagues. We keep talking about how Our Places Build People, but now we’re showing that to be true.”
The full guide can be found here.