My first few months as a property administrator

With 3 months left of my final year at West Herts College, the time had come to start looking for my first full time job to get my long awaited career within the Awards 2012 to 14 stackproperty industry started.

What a huge overwhelming feeling this was! I began researching the possible roles and positions within estate agency. After speaking with tutors, friends and family, I decided I wanted to find a career path with progression opportunities, in a local company with a great reputation. Having lived in Rickmansworth my whole life, I had come across Sewell & Gardner’s name many times – mainly for their work within the local community & their advertisements. Sewell & Gardner have a fantastic reputation within the community and have won the gold award for their region at The Sunday Times Estate Agency of The Year Awards three years in a row. This was a huge attraction and I was keen to work for such a highly regarded company.

Emma and the rest of the Watford team! Click this image to watch our Watford meet the team video

Emma and the rest of the Watford team! Click this image to watch our Watford meet the team video

With no experience in this field, I assumed it may be difficult to be considered for a role, however, after sending my CV over to Hannah from Marketing (, within a week I was called by Watford Branch Manager, Joe Rylett. I was delighted to have heard back from the one company I wanted to work for, so soon! I was then interviewed for the position of Property Administrator in the new Watford office and was elated to hear I had been offered the position. One month later I started working in the new Watford branch, beginning my career in estate agency. Now 3 months on, I am settled within my role, progressing well and learning more every day. With the guidance of my colleagues in the Watford Office, I have gained key skills and improved my industry knowledge. I hope to progress my career within Sewell & Gardner in the future and am greatly enjoying working here.

Emma West Property Administrator

Emma West
Property Administrator