Charlotte Johnson"Prior to starting on CBRE’s graduate scheme, I completed a Master’s Degree in Real Estate and undertook several property internships. As part of the graduate rotation programme, I’m currently based in the Office Agency team in CBRE’s Manchester office and have found the support and training CBRE provides for the APC second to none.

"As part of the Office Agency team, I have worked on behalf of both landlords and occupiers across the North West and have experienced fantastic exposure to the busy Manchester property market. I have taken a lead role on property disposals on behalf of landlords including undertaking viewings, attending enquiry meetings and organising marketing campaigns. I have also advised occupiers looking to acquire space by producing property schedules, organising viewing tours and negotiating lease terms with landlords. Agency is a great team to be in as every day is different and you are always out and about meeting clients or doing viewings.

"In the Manchester office, there is always a social or charity event going on and everyone is encouraged to join in. Recent office events include a Manchester to Leeds Bike Ride, Mexican Summer Social and Christmas party at the Football Museum.

"For those starting out, I would recommend researching the property industry and gaining as much work experience as possible so that you have a thorough understanding of the profession. I’d also say it’s important to keep an open mind as there are so many opportunities available throughout your career in surveying."