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Graduate Scheme

About Us: 

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. 

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 Programme: 
We offer graduates the opportunity to be involved in roles at all stages of the Development Cycle. You will gain experience and exposure in all areas of the business completing placements of around a month in all the major departments before completing your two year programme in your home department. Throughout the scheme, you can expect to gain real hands-on experience on our cutting edge projects while being supported and nurtured by market leading experts.

The Berkeley Programme includes: 

  • Induction Weeks: The scheme starts with a two week induction giving graduates a good understanding of the Berkeley Group. You will be exposed to the different Divisions and departments allowing you 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, RICS and CIOB. 
  • Training: You will be invited to attend a number of training events over the two years and will work on group projects as set by Directors 
  • Mentors: Graduates are vital to the success of the business and you will be provided with a mentor from the business to support you throughout your career. In addition to your mentor you will be supported by Directors from your Division. 
  • The Berkeley Foundation: You will spend two weeks volunteering with the Berkeley Foundation, gaining an introduction to the valuable work done by the charity and an understanding of the importance the Foundation plays in the business. In addition you will volunteer at events organised by the Foundation, events 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 you to continue building your 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 all disciplines 
  • 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

We offer graduates opportunities across the entire property development cycle, explore our website to discover more about a graduate career at Berkeley.

The Package:

Graduates will be offered a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package.

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