Graduate scheme

South East +4


We are hiring ambitious Graduate Surveyors to join our Commercial division in London, Winchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and Oxford, Summertown. This is a varied and interesting graduate role requiring project and business management skills with hands-on delivery to provide property services to a wide range of clients.

Our two-year Commercial graduate structured training offers a wide range of experience allowing you to work across almost all areas of our business. The training focuses on the completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Throughout the two-years, graduates will gain experience either through rotating (6, 8 or 12 month rotations) or through working within a multi-disciplinary team.

Clients are at the heart of what we do, so ensuring you develop and maintain strong relationships with our clients is essential, this includes attending client meetings and prepare communications and reports.

Key tasks

  • Assisting with a variety of the following:
  • Agency (including leasing/lettings and purchase/sale)
  • Valuation (formal RICS Red Book Valuations to other appraisals)
  • Management (including Asset Management including day-to-day rent collection, service charge, reconciliation and management)
  • Landlord and Tenant (including rent reviews and lease renewals)
  • Development (including development appraisals and planning)
  • Strategic Real Estate Consultancy (Corporate Real Estate and International)
  • Inspection, Measurement and Building Pathology
  • Assisting in the delivery of projects.
  • Client interaction including visiting client sites.
  • Taking an active role in the development and implementation of efficient, ‘best practice’ internal systems and processes, optimising IT and other resources.
  • Implementation of policy as required and ensuring legal compliance on all work carried out.
  • Developing your skills, experience and competency to gain chartered status.
  • Assisting in the day to day running of the commercial office

Carter Jonas are active members of SIOR ( and therefore offer opportunities to join their events including bi-annual conferences in Europe as well as twice yearly conferences in the US, which a number of Carter Jonas graduates have attended in the past. We also have associations throughout Europe.

What does it take to be successful?

We are looking for forward thinking graduates with a can-do attitude, you will have the ability to manage multiple project and deal with a variety of work. You will ideally be studying a RICS accredited degree, however, we welcome applications from those studying a non-accredited degree who are looking to pursue a career in Commercial Surveying. You will also have experience within a commercial practice gained through work experience or placements. It is essential that you have a full UK driving license.

Our promise to you

From day one of our scheme you will be invested in. We offer a structured training programme, an APC supervisor or counsellor, and regular assessments to ensure you achieve the full level of competency required for your APC. In addition, we pay your APC registration fee and your first APC final assessment, and offer up to five days study leave.

Why choose us

We offer a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, flexible benefits, referral schemes and generous annual leave.

As an equal opportunity employer, with the Investors in People Gold accreditation, we are dedicated to driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Learning and development is important to us; we encourage everyone to continue developing to optimise their performance and fulfil their potential. We have an agile flexible working policy; many of our team work flexibly, we would be happy to talk to you about how this could work for you. We enjoy what we do, and we do it well, which is why 80% of our business comes from repeat clients.

About us

Since 1855, Carter Jonas has grown to be one of the largest and most respected property consultancies in the UK with a network of 34 offices across England and Wales, employing more than 900 partners and employees.

Our tailored service and Simply Better Advice have enabled us to forge lasting, intelligent and trusting partnerships with our clients. These long-standing relationships are our most important and most closely protected asset. From private landowners to local authorities, pension funds to farmers – our universe of client experience is among the most varied in UK property.

We employ the very best people. We are a place where people want to work, and our culture is both collaborative and business minded. We have experts in every field who deliver long term advice that enhances our clients’ future prosperity.

Ahead of the curve, we are pioneering in the use of technology within the property industry, making Carter Jonas a hugely exciting place to work.

Our values

Approachable – We treat every relationship with respect, integrity, and warmth
Effective – We do what we say we will, we do it well and we are accountable
Ambitious – We are ambitious for our clients and for our firm

Application process

You will be asked to respond to a number of questions about your academic achievements and work experience and to write a covering letter. We also ask you about your motivations and interest in a career in property as well as any extracurricular activities. We ask you to provide reference contact details, one educational and one employment.

If the graduate scheme isn’t for you, we offer work experience, Internship courses and 12-month placements. For more information on our Graduate scheme apply below or click the link for more information!

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