Graduate Surveyor acquiring new skills at GJS Dillon

June 2022

Many young people find it difficult to acquire the skills they need to follow their chosen career path. Late last year, Kyle Pugh was about to move from Worcester to London to pursue his dream of becoming a Surveyor. But then he spotted a Graduate Surveyor opportunity at Worcestershire commercial property consultancy GJS Dillon. 

Four months later, Kyle’s skillset is expanding rapidly to include technical and legal knowledge, negotiation, planning and organisation skills. In his role in GJS Dillon’s Commercial Agency he works closely with the rest of the team on commercial property sales and lettings across Worcestershire. As soon as a property comes onto the market, Kyle is responsible for viewings, negotiating terms and liaising with other professionals such as solicitors to finalise the sale or letting.

Work and study are closely intertwined as Kyle explains : I’m following the Real Estate pathway to my qualification which gives you a range of mandatory and technical competencies. I have to keep a diary for 2 years and provide evidence that I’ve met the relevant standards for knowledge, application and advice. After that there’s a final assessment interview with the RICS where you present a case study and answer questions’

Kyle will finish his training next autumn and in the meantime he’s enjoying life at GJS Dillon:

‘One of the things I enjoy most about working in a small team is the camaraderie. We all support each other. Everyone bounces ideas off each other and I can ask questions at any time. That applies right across the organisation’

GJS Dillon is currently recruiting for a Qualified Commercial Valuation Surveyor. For further information call 01905 676169 or see

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