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Deadlines for property graduate jobs 2019

Don’t miss the following deadlines for graduate trainee property surveyor jobs and schemes.

Deadlines for currently property graduate schemes

Dexters Estate Agents: 31 October 2018Graduate property consultant

Goldcrest: 31 October 2018Graduate land development programme

CBRE: 12 November 2018 – CBRE graduate scheme

JLL: 16 November 2018 – JLL graduate schemes

Cushman and Wakefield: 18 November 2018Commercial property graduate programme; Planning graduate programme; Project management graduate programme; Residential graduate programme

Arup: 18 November 2018Graduate town planners scheme

Grosvenor: 23 November 2018Graduate surveyor scheme

GVA: 30 November 2018Graduate programme

BNP Paribas Real Estate: 1 December 2018 – Commercial real estate graduate programme; planning real estate graduate programme; planning & development real estate graduate programme.

Gerald Eve: 7 December 2018Assistant graduate surveyor; Assistant planning consultant graduate

Crest Nicholson: 17 December 2018Graduate programme

Close Brothers: 31 December 2018Property finance graduate programme

Sanctuary Housing Association: 11 January 2019Graduate development programme

The Berkeley Group: 25 January 2019Graduate scheme


How many jobs are out there?

We asked a number of property firms how many graduates they intend to hire this year and how many applications they received for equivalent positions last year. (Please note that all figures are approximate.) Take a look at the results below:

  • BNP Paribas Real Estate/Strutt & Parker: 22 graduate jobs in 2019; 800 applications in 2018
  • CBRE: 38 graduate jobs in 2019; 900 applications in 2018
  • Gerald Eve: 15 graduate jobs in 2019; 705 applications in 2018
  • GVA: 40–50 graduate jobs in 2019; 35 graduate jobs in 2018, 3000 applications in 2018
  • JLL: 45 graduate jobs in 2019; 47 graduate jobs in 2018, 4000 applications in 2018
  • Knight Frank: 30 graduate jobs in 2019; 1000 applications in 2018

As you can see, competition for property graduate schemes is fierce. However, this is not unexpected news, as many firms indicated that they expect to receive a similar number of applications as they did last year. As such, it's crucially important that you do as much as you can to stand out from the competition and make sure you're standing out to property recruiters. We've prepared some application tips below to help you to achieve this goal.

Application tips

Remember, you need to submit an individual application to each employer you apply to. So that your application makes the cut, check out our advice on:

There is even more advice on our TARGETjobs Property careers advice page.

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