Oct. 5, 2022
A Liverpool woman has been competing for an internship with luxury estate agents Nest Seekers in a new BBC TV series, Hire Me: Competiting For A Dream.
Hosted by BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Snoochie Shy, three young candidates were pitted against each other for their dream job. Managing director of Nest Seekers Daniel McPeake tested ex perfume seller Alisha Fairyike, from Liverpool, support worker Leon, from Sheffield, and food entrepreneur Ellie, from Preston, with the future opportunity to make their fortune in the commission-only model of luxury property sales.
In Hire Me, three candidates had two tasks to complete. Unaware of the challenges faced to win an internship with Nest Seekers, Alisha's first task was to interview TV Judge, Rob Rinder.
Alisha told the ECHO : "The interview with Rob was an experience, he is down to earth and knows his stuff. My interview went well because I just walked in that room being myself and I think he could feel that.
"After winning the challenge with Rob my second involved having to showcase a £10m house in Cheshire. We had 45 minutes to look around. I didn’t know where to start and it was my first time doing a house viewing.
"The pressure was on and I got lost around the house a few times. Somehow, I managed to impress the clients and was given the position to go on a three month internship and learn about the luxury estate agent industry".
Nest Seekers has been the subject of previous TV shows about its glamorous US operations, including Million Dollar Listing, Selling the Hamptons and Million Dollar Beach House . Started by Eddie Shapiro in NYC they represent properties, globally, in some of the most luxurious markets.
Over six episodes, other hopefuls will compete for roles as a radio producer, commercial interior designer, events planner, commercial filmmaker and Premier League football coach.
Filmed in February 2022, Alisha's three month internship was completed in summer. She said: "I had the opportunity to visit Nest Seekers office in London. I also got the opportunity of really valuable advice from some of London's top brokers.
"Over the next few months I will be working on a business development plan, widening my network, building up some valuable relationships and then hopefully going into building a career in the luxury property world. I’ve honestly had the best time.
"Coming from a working class background I'm no stranger to hard work and a challenge. Sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity and all the support and love around me. The other two contestants did a great job and I enjoyed working with them and the whole BBC team. 1Xtra's Snoochie Shy always kept the vibes flowing and was lovely throughout".
Hire Me can be seen each Wednesday on BBC3 or watch them all on the BBC iPlayer.