A Nottingham Trent University student has won an internship in Shanghai with leading independent international property consultancy Knight Frank.
Will Buttery, a second-year undergraduate in real estate, was awarded the two-week fully expensed placement through the 2012 Sociable Surveyors Global Internship Scheme. Sponsored by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Sociable Surveyors provides surveying internships at industry leading firms, helping students and recent graduates to widen their professional experience in global offices.
Will was awarded the placement after uploading a two-minute video CV that demonstrated his passion for the industry. He said:
“The graduate jobs market is highly competitive at the moment, and you need to set yourself apart from the crowd. I couldn’t believe it when I got the call, and I still have to pinch myself when I think about it.
“Shanghai is the largest city in the world, and is rapidly growing. To be able to experience this international market first-hand is an invaluable opportunity, particularly at this stage of my career.”
Keith Agar, senior lecturer in real estate at Nottingham Trent University, said:
“Will is a gifted student who has recently finished a year-long placement with the estates department of McDonalds Restaurants in London. The placement with Knight Frank will give yet another dimension to his CV and make him even more employable after graduation.”
The property student will now complete his internship in Shanghai in September, before completing his final year at Nottingham Trent University.