Graduate scheme

East of England


A new opportunity for a graduate development surveyor has arisen to join our Planning & Development team in Cambridge. The graduate will assist in generating fees through the support of development surveyors and agents in the management of work from existing and new clients. Joining our graduate cohort, they will focus on working towards a two year structured RICS graduate training programme to achieve completion of the APC.

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.

Our two-year graduate training focuses on the completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to become a Chartered Surveyor.

Main tasks:

  • Support the professional team with development land agency sales & acquisitions.
  • Assist with project management of development opportunities.
  • Develop relationships with clients, attend client meetings and ensure client requirements are met.
  • Report writing.
  • Carry out research to support professional team with client requirements.
  • Support with valuations.
  • Assist with other general professional work.
  • Support the team with day to day activities.
  • Develop knowledge of the Carter Jonas business structure, our clients and systems and processes.
  • Work diligently towards achieving MRICS qualification, through the APC Structured Training Scheme.
  • Take responsibility for personal development, actively seeking out opportunities to broaden skills and experience.
  • Identify opportunities to develop business.

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 Development Surveying. You will also have some experience within development or 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 please see our early career pages.

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