Graduate scheme


Our 3-year Property Graduate Scheme offers the opportunity to gain full membership to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors whilst experiencing areas of property you didn’t even know existed within Network Rail. Get involved in impactful projects and complete placements across a range of business areas to learn everything you need to know.

If having responsibility matters to you.

You matter to us.

What you’ll be doing

After getting up to speed on the basics of Network Rail’s safety and in-house property systems, you’ll learn all about topics such as ethics, asbestos, fire safety, and lone working.

You’ll conduct the pre-feasibility studies, development appraisals, and stakeholder engagement required to assist with land disposals, and commercially agree shared value schemes. Learn how to negotiate rent reviews and lease renewals, assist with day-to-day property management issues and investment schemes connected with our managed station portfolio. You’ll also deal with new lettings, lease renewals and rent reviews for the 2,500 properties we let to independent businesses.

Who you are matters

You’ll need to have at least a 2:2 in a Commercial Real Estate or Planning & Development degree, accredited for the commercial property route of the RICS, to apply for our Property Graduate Scheme.

We’re looking for logical, independent thinkers with a passion for property and development. You should be dedicated, hardworking and capable of writing a good report. Other qualities we look for are:

  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • An understanding of the property industry

What you’ll get out of it

Enjoy a mix of formal training, learning experiences and placements, all of which will help you develop your knowledge of the industry and open opportunities across our business.

You’ll gain chartered status as a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and, to give you valuation experience, have the opportunity to take part in an 8-week external placement.

After completing the scheme, you’ll have the freedom to choose which business area you want to move into. Previous Graduates have rolled into roles such as Development Surveyor or Portfolio Manager, many reaching senior roles within Property.

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