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CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.

Location(s): Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Southampton

Real Estate Degree Level Apprenticeship

In joining CBRE’s Next Generation Cohort, you will be shaping the future of Real Estate. You will have excellent training and mentoring from industry experts and specialists, who will share invaluable knowledge and experience with you. You will be a part of a wider cohort of like-minded young professionals who you will develop within your career. We give you the opportunity to work on world-class projects, with an unmatched portfolio of clients, so that you gain the knowledge, skills and ability to become the future leaders and our Next Generation of CBRE. 

The Apprenticeship scheme is a four-year programme that combines learning on the job, formal training, and optimum support. It is open to individuals with A-levels, who have chosen not to pursue a degree. You will work for four days a week and have a mandatory study day each week.

Program Overview

The CBRE Apprenticeship Scheme was launched in September 2013 and has continued to grow in success each year, with 45 talented surveying apprentices working across the business on iconic client projects.

The programme is four years in duration, incorporating four rotations throughout the business occurring annually each September. You will undertake an undergraduate degree – usually a BSc Real Estate at UCEM, alongside your work at CBRE.

Your initial business placement will be selected by CBRE for the first year then you will be able to provide your second rotation preference which we will endeavour to accommodate.  In the third year, you will be introduced to our RICS-accredited pathways and invited to request a seat that supports it. 

You will also undertake your APC qualification in the final year of the programme alongside your undergraduate degree, resulting in RICS membership upon programme completion. You will receive training from RICS, as well as guidance from a RICS ‘counsellor’ – a qualified employee of CBRE who volunteers to do so.

Person Specification/Requirements

  • Willingness to learn
  • Keen to combine practice with theory
  • Proactive with a positive attitude
  • Good communication skills 
  • Organisational skills and time management 
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade C (or 4) or above including English and Mathematics. (or equivalent Maths and English qualifications). 
  • 3 A Levels preferably including Mathematics, or related discipline. Alternatively, BTEC Extended Diploma with grades MMM or BTEC Diploma with grades DD. Overall equivalent to 96 UCAS points. 
  • The successful candidate must, by the commencement of employment, have the right to work in the UK.

The Application process

You will initially complete an application form along with your CV. If this meets our people requirements, then you will be asked to complete a behavioural/cognitive test. From there we will invite successful candidates to an assessment centre in March that will consist of a group activity and individual interview. 

Working at CBRE

When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where an entrepreneurial mindset is encouraged. You'll realise your potential with challenging work, fast-paced assignments, an environment of constant learning and commitment to results. To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.

Our collaborative culture is built on our RISE values and reflects the needs and perspectives of our clients and our people. Our work is guided by our North Star: Creating the real estate solutions of tomorrow, so businesses and people thrive. This informs everything we do—from persity, equity, and inclusion to sustainability initiatives to workplace safety and wellbeing. At CBRE, we believe that the more perspectives we have, the more dimensions we see. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences across industries to apply for open positions even if you do not match every element of the required skills. To discover more about what it’s like to work at CBRE, visit Life at CBRE

About CBRE

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2020 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a perse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.

In the UK, we service our clients from our offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Southampton.

Equal Opportunities 

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.


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