Autumn work experience | Rafa Gurafi

The Chancerygate Foundation was established to support and advance opportunities in the property sector for young people from ethnic minorities.

This Autumn we had Rafa Gurafi from King Solomon Academy join us for two days of work experience to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at Chancerygate.

Here’s what Rafa had to say about her experience:

“Having grown up in a deprived area, I rarely expected good opportunities to come out of living and studying here; Chancerygate has given me the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience about the field I plan to go into in the future – Property Development. Throughout my time at Chancerygate, I visited a current project in Chertsey, where I was able to find out more about the role of a project manager, what responsibilities they have, and their accountability for the entire project scope. As someone who is a practical learner, seeing the construction site first-hand has given me a better understanding of the roles that come with working in commercial property, which helped me to better comprehend the information I was being taught.

On the second day of my work experience, I was welcomed into the Chancerygate London office, where I got to learn about the roles of an asset manager, development manager and marketing manager, and how all the roles and responsibilities come together. I found it interesting learning about how projects are always seen through from conception to completion. From this experience, I have learnt how to cope in a new working environment.

I am grateful to have gained the knowledge I did, which I can apply to my course at university next year. I am also grateful for the opportunity to have met and networked with people who can help me with my future career plans. I would like to thank Chancerygate for introducing me into the world of commercial property and for having me partake in this program.”

We’re currently working hard to get our Chancerygate Foundation website live. In the meantime, should you have any queries at all, please get in touch with Amanda Walker, Foundation Director at awalker@chancerygatefoundation.org


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