The Berkeley Group
The Berkeley Group is one of the market leaders in the property development industry today. We specialise in the regeneration of brownfield sites and our focus is on creating beautiful, successful places in London and the south of England. We work to tackle the shortage of good quality homes whilst making a lasting contribution to the landscape and communities we help create.
Beginning as a niche builder of high quality homes in the leafy suburbs, the Berkeley Group was established in 1976. By 1985, Berkeley was structured around autonomous operating companies and fully listed on the London Stock Exchange, with a market capitalisation of £67 million. The Group correctly anticipated the UK housing market downturn of the late 1980’s, placing it in a perfect position to devote its people and resources to one of the most exciting challenges of contemporary living: urban regeneration. Since the early 1990’s, the Berkeley Group’s five major divisions- Berkeley homes, St George, St James, St Edward and St William- have become widely acknowledged as pioneers across London and the South of England.
The Berkeley Group has grown to become one of the countries most sophisticated mixed-use developer and integrates quality and sustainability into every facet of its developments. We strive to be innovative, creative and forward thinking in our approach.
We are dedicated to creating sustainable communities that meet all customer’s expectations for their lifestyle and with an enthusiasm for vibrant dynamic schemes the Berkeley group has created some of the most high profile locations in London and the south of England today. We have transformed large swathes of brownfield land reviving local landscapes and establishing thriving new communities.
The Berkeley Group is frequently recognised for the work they do. In 2008 Berkeley Group was the first property developer to win the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development and in 2014 we became the first property developer to win the Queen’s Award for a second time. Other recent accolades include: the Evening Standard – New Homes Award for best large development, best apartment by a larger developer and development of architectural merit. The WhatHouse gold award for best apartment scheme, the Sunday Times homebuilder of the Year award for a second year, the RESI Awards large housebuilder of the year and the considerate constructors scheme award for the most considerate construction site in Britain.
Our Graduate Programme:
We offer graduates the opportunity to be involved in roles at all stages of the Development Cycle. Throughout the scheme, graduates can expect to gain real hands-on experience on our cutting edge projects while being supported and nurtured by market leading experts.
Our Graduate Scheme consists of:
Induction Weeks: The scheme starts with a two week induction giving graduates a good understanding of the Berkeley Group and exposing them to the different Divisions and departments and allowing them to network with staff from all areas of the business. Scheme participants will visit a number of Berkeley developments, both inner and outer London, to understand the magnitude of the developments we build.
Professional Development: The Berkeley Group is committed to training and developing their people. Structured programmes are in place to enable staff to become accredited to relevant and recognised industry bodies.
Training: Graduates will be invited to attend a number of training events over the two years, covering soft skills such as negotiation and presentation skills and technical skills where required.
Mentors: All graduates will be provided with a mentor from the business
The Berkeley Foundation: All graduates spend two weeks volunteering with the Berkeley Foundation, giving them an introduction to the valuable work done by the charity and an understanding of the importance the Foundation plays in the business. In addition graduates will volunteer at events organised by the Foundation, events in 2016 include: The Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricket Championship Awards Evening, Rethinking Homelessness events and Street Elite festivals.
Sponsored Social Events: We organise social events for Graduates from across the business, enabling them to continue building their networks and remain in contact with fellow graduates.
Who We Look For:
We seek to recruit the most talented graduates and undergraduates at the very beginning of their careers, to convert academic learning into practical development skills.
We look for people who:
- Have a recent upper second class degree in a relevant subject.
- Demonstrate talent, drive and enthusiasm
- Are confident, articulate, dynamic and commercially aware
- Have a true passion for the industry
- Can quickly develop practical skills and knowledge
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