Savills Maintaining Its Graduate Recruitment
Written by Geoff Newman on 26/08/2011
Property services provider, Savills, has provided a dose of good recruitment news for graduates, confirming that their positive financial results will see them invest even more in graduate recruitment.
The company's overall group revenue in the six months to the end of June 2011 rose by 10 per cent to £335.8 million, while the pre-tax profits jumped by 39 per cent to £20.0 million.
The chief executive of Savills plc, Jeremy Helsby, said that their success could be attributed to "hiring the best people", so that was a tactic that they have every intention of continuing. He explained that they would be looking to recruit in some specific areas that had shown particular growth recently, including transaction advisory business, property and facilities management activities, and fund management.
Some 65 roles are likely to be created in the UK, with more than half of those based outside of London. The company's training manager, Ema Saunders, said that they would be looking for candidates with strong commercial awareness, who would confidently maintain and enhance the company's excellent reputation.
"Throughout the downturn, Savills never stopped hiring graduates," she said. "We see graduates as the future of the business, and are 100 per cent committed to investing in graduate recruitment."