Training & Development

Our training and development regime is one of the best in the property industry, and is geared towards enabling our people to reach their full potential.

Increasing the skills and knowledge of our people ensures we produce the confident, highly qualified staff we need to be the best. So we focus on making sure Savills people are satisfied with their career and personal development and are able to work well as a team towards achieving our business aims and objectives.

It's an approach that begins to work for you as soon as you join as a graduate trainee. Our two-year graduate programme involves six four-month seats in different departments, giving you a real understanding of the business and how our departments work.

As a graduate, you'll also have regular opportunities to attend technical, business skills and personal development activities - including conferences, courses, lectures, networking, mock assessments, revision sessions and social events - which complement both your practical experience and meet the theoretical requirements of your APC.

In addition, you'll be able to attend the skills courses we offer all our staff on subjects including:

  • Pitching
  • Communication
  • Client Care
  • Negotiation
  • Networking
  • Business Writing
  • Leadership

You will have an APC supervisor and councillor who stay with you for the whole APC, who you will discuss your training needs with at regular progress reviews, ensuring you receive the support you need.

Also, you will have a mentor in each team who is responsible for introducing you to the team, handing work over to you and getting you the right experience.

To give you sufficient time to prepare for your final assessment we give two weeks study leave for revision along with time off to attend training sessions.