The Berkeley Group’s developments range in size from a few homes near
market towns to complex, mixed-use urban regeneration schemes of over
4,000 homes including multi-million pound restoration projects, schools,
community centres, student accommodation and senior living homes, all
built with safety, sustainability and quality at their heart.
The Berkeley Group brings together a range of diverse companies devoted
to the same ideals. Berkeley, St James, St George, St Edward and
Berkeley First all create award winning homes and mixed-use developments
of outstanding quality, which exceed expectations on all levels.
However, we are about far more than buildings. We believe we should make
a vital contribution to the landscape, to the communities we help
create, and to the environment as a whole. We aim to achieve this
through our commitment to excellence in design, sustainability, and
addressing the needs of our customers and their neighbours.
The Berkeley Group recognises that a key element to remaining a
successful and sustainable business is the recruitment of talented
graduates. We are therefore looking to recruit over 40 of the brightest
graduates with degrees in disciplines related directly to the skills and
knowledge required in our following operational departments:
Land acquisition and planning
This year, the Berkeley Graduate Scheme offers graduates an opportunity
to gain invaluable hands-on experience in the development process within
one of the following divisions: Berkeley, St Edward and Berkeley First.
To find out more and to complete the online application form, please click
Apply: The Berkeley Group scheme
Training & Profiles
On the Graduate Scheme your training can be flexible and you will have
the chance to shape it to your individual requirements. There is not a
structured training programme applied to each graduate; instead,
individual training and development needs will be met through tailored
personal development plans.
All applications must be made via the online application form on the
Berkeley Group’s website.
Can I apply if I don't have a property-related degree?
We look for graduates that have skills and experience that are relevant
to the departments that they are applying for.
A relevant degree puts you in a strong position but is not essential. If
you do not have a relevant degree, we would expect you to demonstrate
through your CV and application that you have picked up knowledge and
skills that you could apply to the role. For instance, you may have
relevant work experience, or completed useful courses in addition to
Certain departments are less reliant on a property-related degree, for
instance our sales department. However we would expect applicants for
these roles to be able to demonstrate some knowledge and passion for the
How do I know which department to apply to?
We take on graduates with a variety of degrees and backgrounds.
To find out more about each department, typical degree qualifications
and the type of qualities which make a successful graduate in each area,
refer to the Our Departments section
of the Berkeley Graduate Scheme webpages.
Typically our graduates have the following academic backgrounds:
Land acquisition and planning - real estate or planning
Technical - architecture (although please note that the roles through
the Graduate Scheme are to manage the design process rather than act
as an architect)
Commercial - quantity surveying
Construction - construction management
Sales - various degree backgrounds including business management
(relevant work experience is therefore a key factor when determining
Estate management - estate or property management
Accounts - accounting or finance
Can I apply to more than one department?
You are able to submit multiple applications to apply to more than one
department if you feel that your qualifications and experience are
relevant to more than one area of the business.
However, we would recommend that you carefully research the area you are
interested in and select the department you feel is most suitable for
Can I apply if I’m still studying?
Graduates must be available to start in a full-time role in Spring 2014
and therefore candidates should only apply if they will have completed
their studies by this time.