Commercial Property (Level 6)

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Help solve some of our city’s biggest challenges in this five-year programme, which is an excellent route into the property industry.

“Working at TfL allows us to work towards a degree that’s accredited by a worldwide institution – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, whilst gaining hands on experience.”

— Sophie Brown, Commercial Property Apprentice

How long: 5.5 years
Where:  London
Salary: £22,305

What you’ll need:

  • 5 GCSE’s A*-C/ grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English language.
  • + 3 A levels A*-C or equivalent in any subject
  • To be 18 years of age by 1 September 2020

We’re looking for people who have:

  • An inquisitive mind
  • Strong communication skills
  • A creative approach to problem solving

Job Overview

Commercial Property is at the heart of solving some of our City’s biggest challenges – housing pressures, our financial challenge and the need to keep London moving, working and growing.

We have the ambitious target of generating over £2billion in non-fares income between 2017/18 and 2021/22 to reinvest in London’s transport network.

Working with the Mayor of London, we will use our assets to create home, jobs and growth across the Capital.

What will I be doing?

In your first year, you’ll be working in Operation Property and you will then rotate through other property teams for the rest of the period with us ranging from supporting tenants with day-to-day enquiries to helping to build new homes for Londoners.

You’ll develop an understanding of the legislative knowledge necessary to succeed in Commercial Property – lease renewals, rent reviews, handling tenants, on the ground applications for refits, facilities and compliance.

During the course of your scheme, you will also be given a set of properties to manage and projects to run.

Where can this career take me?

This is an excellent route into the property industry and you will be supported as you complete your RICS APS qualifications.

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could become a Property Surveyor which could lead to further career development opportunities such as Property Development and Commercial Revenue, using base experience as a surveyor in Management or Operational Property, to then move into Asset work.


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“Taking on the role of a Property Manager has allowed me to develop an understanding of the legislation required to successfully undertake lease renewals, ensure compliance across my portfolio and obtain the confidence to deal successfully with our customers.

It’s an inclusive environment where everyone is welcoming, kind and always willing to help us to be involved as much as possible.”