Career Profile

Career Profile: Graduate Surveyor

Name: Jess Hickey

Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

I work in the Central London Retail Team.

I work for both landlords and retailers, providing advice on all aspects of leasing. Some of the brands I am acting for include Fiat Chrysler and Soul Cycle, and we are the letting agents for the Carnaby Estate.  

I am currently on a graduate training scheme, working towards sitting my Assessment of Professional Competence to become a Chartered Surveyor. For my first rotation I spent 9 months in the Commercial Valuation department here at C&W, and I am now 4 months into my time in the Central London Retail Agency team.  Day to day work involves keeping up to date with what is available in the market, as a lot of the work we do involves acquiring stores for retailers, and marketing properties we are instructed on by landlords. I also get involved with some lease advisory work such as undertaking Rent Reviews on retail property. The best thing about working in retail agency is having direct contact with clients, which includes some really cool, global brands, and a varied workload – every day is different and I spend a lot of my time out of the office. 


  • A Levels: Economics, Physics, English (Maths to AS Level)
  • BA (Hons) Economics – University of Sheffield
  • MSc Real Estate – Oxford Brookes University

Further Qualifications

  • I am currently training towards sitting my APC and achieving MRICS.

Jess Hickey

Assistant Surveyor

Every day that I spend walking round Central London as a retail agent I think how lucky I am to be able to consider such a vibrant and beautiful city my office!