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Colliers Early Careers Programme

Passionate about property? We have the programme for you.


 

Our Early Careers Pathways are designed to provide you with a first-class platform from which to launch your career in property, and give you more than just a qualification.


We aim to provide you with the skills you will need to help shape your career and the future of the real estate industry. Our pathways also recognise that you don't have to have a degree in real estate to become a successful commercial property advisor.


Project & Building Consultancy pathway applications are currently open, more information is available below.


Our full Apprenticeship and Graduate programme applications for the 2023 scheme will open on Monday 5 September.

Our Pathways

 

Take a look below at what we can offer you.

 


This structured two-year programme focuses on the completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for either a Commercial or Residential pathway.
 
Graduate Surveyors will join an industry leading team strengthened by our strategic partnership with Paragon Building Consultancy. Our UK wide team has expertise in all areas of commercial project and building consultancy from our offices in London, Esher, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol and Leeds. We have opportunities for graduates, placement students and apprentices across our building surveying, quantity surveying, project monitoring and project management teams.
 
The structured training programme includes three development conferences, APC training days, internal mocks and an assigned APC Supervisor and Counsellor. As well as the structured training, Graduate Surveyors are entitled to take up to 5 days of study leave prior to their APC.
 
It is essential that an applicant already has, or is working towards the completion of a RICS accredited degree or a RICS accredited masters conversion course.

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Our Apprenticeship programme applications are now closed.

 

We offer:

 

Surveying Apprenticeship

 

Data Analytics Apprenticeship

 

Sustainability Apprenticeship

 

Property Management Accounts Apprenticeship – Occupier Services


This structured two-year programme focuses on the completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for either a Commercial or Residential pathway.

 

Graduate Surveyors will benefit from having an opportunity to build their experience across a wide range of services and specialisations that will help them gain a better understanding of the commercial real estate industry as a whole. The rotation scheme consists of one 12 month rotation and two 6 month rotations.

 

The structured training programme includes three development conferences, APC training days, internal mocks and an assigned APC Supervisor and Counsellor. As well as the structured training, Graduate Surveyors are entitled to take up to 5 days of study leave prior to their APC.

 

It is essential that an applicant already has, or is working towards the completion of a RICS accredited degree or a RICS accredited masters conversion course.

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This structured two-year programme focuses on the completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). A non-cognate Graduate Surveyor will receive sponsorship to complete an MSc in Real Estate part time over the two-year programme and will be provided with additional study days.

 

Graduate Surveyors will benefit from having an opportunity to build their experience across a wide range of services and specialisations that will help them gain a better understanding of the commercial real estate industry as a whole. The rotation scheme consists of one 12 month rotation and two 6 month rotations.

 

The structured training programme includes three development conferences, APC training days, internal mocks and an assigned APC Supervisor and Counsellor.

 

Candidates from any degree discipline are welcome to apply.

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This structured two-year programme focuses on the development of skills to become an investment analyst. 

Through the two-year programme you will rotate through 2 of our Investment Teams. This role plays a key part in supporting our capital markets departments to enhance our overall service offering and further develop business and strengthen client relationships. Departments include London Offices Capital Markets, National Capital Markets, Retail Capital Markets.


As part of our expansion of our early careers programme we are now seeking candidates to join our new brokerage pathway to sit within our agency teams across the UK business.

 

This role will see you work in a fast paced and dynamic environment, whilst giving you the opportunity to learn about a variety of sectors in a transactional capacity as you rotate through the agency teams.

 

We are welcoming applications from anyone with a strong motivation to succeed in an agency style role in real estate. Previous experience in a sales or business development focussed role is desirable but not essential.

We're encouraging greater diversity in our industry and aligning the next generation of Colliers with the future needs of our clients
Lydia Ings
HR Director

Your Career at Colliers

We're building the world's most enterprising and dynamic real estate company.

Colliers is renowned for service excellence and accelerating the success of our clients, partners and employees alike.

For our Early Careers Programme pathways that require it, our Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) programme will provide you with access to experienced APC assessors, expert property professionals and structured learning opportunities to develop your professional and technical capability.

Our excellent APC pass rate reflects our success in providing the best support to our graduates.

Colliers also hosts various networking, social and sporting events to enable our graduates to have fun along the way to becoming qualified.

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How do we keep that edge?

We’re focused on giving our employees every opportunity to learn more and do more - offering personal development and training courses as well as tuition reimbursement.

Colliers supports people to excel in any role, whether just starting their careers or leading a winning team. We reward initiative, ingenuity and a drive to succeed – and we’re constantly on the lookout for rising stars.

How can we take your career to the next level? Rich training, career development paths, mentoring opportunities...our managers collaborate with you to develop a roadmap and resources for where you want to go. Want to try something new? Polish your skills for advancement? We’re here to help.

Our philosophy is “all personal development is professional development” so whether we help you in work or in life, we know it all adds up to a stronger team.

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We learn faster than the competition.

With a culture which encourages entrepreneurship and initiative we know that you will always be wanting to improve your knowledge, skills and professional competence. That’s why at Colliers we are committed to the life-long learning of our people.

Every year we review the performance of all employees during the annual performance review process. The purpose of the process is to provide an opportunity for you to discuss your strengths and areas of development with your line manager and to enable you to discuss and identify any training requirements.

We deliver a vast range of internal training, from improving presentation skills, learning to deliver difficult messages or how best to talk to the media. You name it, we have a course for it! Colliers also supports people through external training and qualifications.

All with the aim of taking your career to the next level.

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Expand your inner circle.

CREation is a networking company with the simple purpose of providing fun, free events where those starting their careers can meet and mingle with those in the same boat and even those already established in the industry.

We actively encourage our young professional workforce to attend these events.

Tony Horrell, CEO UK & Ireland says “I’m a great believer in grassroots development and helping the next generation of property professionals advance in their careers. The inclusive nature of CREation will help to build opportunities for young professionals and bring more diversity to the property sector, which I see as hugely beneficial to all. In an industry that relies on personal connections, CREation will provide a platform where these connections can be established early on.”

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Career Insights


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Induction - It's a Knockout

Each year our new cohort of graduates, along with our Emerging Talent team, take part in an ‘It’s a Knockout’ outdoor games challenge as part of induction week.


This is an off-site team building experience so that graduates can network with eachother.


We were delighted to finally be able to bring our 2020 cohort together in June of 2021 to take on the challenge!

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Flossie Dove

2018 Cohort
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Harry Tivnen

2019 Cohort
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Marina Vidal Hernandez

2020 Cohort
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Do you have any questions, concerns, thoughts or feelings? Please get in touch with us and a member of our Emerging Talent team will get back to you!
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