Join our graduate programme

Hello, we’re Grosvenor. 

We think our UK property business (GPUK) is a really special place to work. So, before we talk graduate programme specifics, here’s a bit about who we are and what’s important to us.

We're about creating great places.

Our focus is on creating great places where communities, businesses and nature thrive. We’ve been developing and managing neighbourhoods for over 300 years, pioneering change and new ways of thinking about property. Our heartland is in London’s West End, and we also invest in neighbourhoods and buildings elsewhere in the UK.

We're part of something much bigger too. Grosvenor’s wider organisation spans urban property, food & AgTech, rural estate management and support for philanthropic initiatives. We’re united by a common goal: to deliver lasting commercial, social and environmental benefit.


We want you to bring everything you are to work.

We may have 340 years of history, but we’re firmly focused on the future.

From progressive environmental action to being at the forefront of community engagement, new ideas and fresh perspectives really matter to us. Did you know everyone at GPUK takes part in our innovation programme?

We welcome open minds and progressive ideas. Most of all, we we want our people to bring everything they are to work.

What it's like to work here.

Well, there’s plenty to talk about. It’s purposeful, whether that’s greening our places in clever ways or engaging meaningfully with local communities.

It’s sociable, in our buzzing café and at our many events. It’s ambitious, which you’ll see in our transformational development projects and investment pipeline. It’s challenging, varied and supportive.

We also enjoy a flexible work environment and, because it’s a family business, we like to think we’re a little less corporate too.

Our graduate programme

GPUK’s two-year graduate rotation programme offers a fantastic start to your professional life as a graduate surveyor. You’ll: 

  • Play a key role in creating and managing high quality neighbourhoods 
  • Create lasting positive environmental and social impact 

In two 12-month placements, you’ll spend time with different teams such as Investment, Asset Management or Development. You might be helping to improve places and properties across London’s West End, or you might get involved in exciting, highly sustainable development projects.

GPUK’s two-year graduate rotation programme offers a fantastic start to your professional life as a graduate surveyor. You’ll: 

  • Play a key role in creating and managing high quality neighbourhoods 
  • Create lasting positive environmental and social impact 

In two 12-month placements, you’ll spend time with different teams such as Investment, Asset Management or Development. You might be helping to improve places and properties across London’s West End, or you might get involved in exciting, highly sustainable development projects.

Meet our graduates

Alex

Development Manager, and keen photographer.

This is Alex. After initially starting his career in architecture, Alex joined our graduate scheme in 2019. His roles in our development, asset management and leasing teams provided a great early opportunity to meet people and experience different areas of the business.

The length of the scheme’s placements mean you get to know different parts of the business really well and get a lot of responsibility

Today, having successfully qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, Alex works as a Development Manager on one of GPUK’s most significant development projects: the transformation of an under-used area called the South Molton Triangle in London’s West End. Alex also loves photography and has discovered that Grosvenor’s heritage buildings provide a great backdrop to pursue his passion!

Want to be part of a place where you’re encouraged to learn? Apply for our graduate programme today.



Amanda

Associate Director, Investment. Keen globetrotter and ballroom dancer.

This is Amanda. She joined our graduate programme having previously studied law. We’ve taken Amanda on a bit of an adventure – initially joining our Belgravia Team, to learn the nuts and bolts of the business, she then worked on projects with our development team, whilst studying to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor. Amanda even enjoyed a stint working on a project in Hong Kong which chimed with her love of travelling.

Since qualifying, Amanda has fully embraced the diversity of work on offer here. Initially as a key member of our Sustainability and Innovation team and, more recently, in our Residential Investment business. Oh, and she’s about to embark on a four-month sabbatical to travel the world too!

Want to be part of a place where you’re encouraged to try new things?  Apply for our graduate programme today 


Things you need to know

Why choose Grosvenor?

A lively, inclusive environment

We pride ourselves on being inclusive in every way – you’ll thrive in an environment that embraces diversity of thought, perspectives and ideas. And there are plenty of ways to connect with colleagues - you could join our Culture Network, our Sports and Social Committee or why not volunteer as part of our £1 million Greener Futures community investment programme?

A unique programme

You’ll be helping to create lasting positive environmental and social impact.

A variety of fun and social events

We believe in a happy, motivated workplace. Our many social events are a chance to relax, unwind and have some fun with your colleagues.

Competitive starting salary and benefits package

We offer competitive packages, generous pension benefits and reward exceptional work and results.

Strong mentorship

You’ll be matched with a dedicated Supervisor and RICS Counsellor.

What happens at the end of the programme?

Once you have completed the graduate programme and achieved your APC, you will go on to gain experience working in different teams and potentially elsewhere within Grosvenor, enabling you to take on more senior positions as your career develops. 

Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of different teams within Grosvenor.

Who can apply?

We welcome graduates and final-year undergraduates from all backgrounds, with degrees from any discipline. You must be available to start with us in September 2023.

If you haven't studied a property-related degree, we’ll give you financial support and study leave to complete a part-time RICS accredited Masters (MSc) course. 

What professional qualifications will I work towards?

Your training, skills and experience at Grosvenor will help you achieve the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor's Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).  

What is the recruitment process/how do I apply?

We are currently looking for three graduates to join Grosvenor Property UK, full-time, in September 2023.   

You’ll be participating in a strengths-based selection process.  We look for evidence of your potential, rather than your past achievements. The process will also give you an insight into our business, our values and the role of a Chartered Surveyor at Grosvenor. The selection process consists of four stages:  

  • Application form:  Applications open on Monday 12 September 2022. The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 16 November 2022. 

  • Case study: Successful applicants will be invited to the next stage of the selection process, which is an online case study.  This is a timed, online exercise that takes about an hour to complete. 

  • Telephone interview:  This is the final stage of the selection process before the assessment day and will be a 30-minute interview by telephone to allow us an opportunity to get to know you better.   

  • Assessment day: The final stage of the selection process will be an assessment day. Please note: we will be holding just one assessment day, on Wednesday 25 January 2023

You will be notified of the outcome, whether successful or not, by the end of 2022 at the latest. 

Reasonable adjustments: We want you to have every opportunity to show us your strengths. There are adjustments available for our process: please contact us at grosvenor.recruitment@grosvenor.com to discuss.

Still interested? 

Apply here!

Hints and tips for completing the application form

In addition to uploading a CV, you'll be asked to answer some specific questions - this is the most important part of your application. When answering the questions:

  1. Read the questions carefully and ensure that your answer addresses all parts of each question.
  2. Keep in mind the word limits.
  3. Double-check your answers for errors before submitting. Please note that it will not be possible to amend your answers once your application has been submitted.
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