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 Institution of Chartered Surveyors, whilst gaining hands on experience.”
— Sophie Brown, Commercial Property Apprentice
How long: 5.5 years
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 6 September 2021
We’re looking for people who have:
- An inquisitive mind
- Strong communication skills
- A creative approach to problem solving
Commercial Real Estate 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 an ambitious housing programme which will provide more than 10,000 homes across more than 50 sites, with 50 per cent affordable housing across all sites brought to the market since May 2016. Construction has already started on some 1,500 and we have thousands of more homes coming forward. All profits from development are reinvested back into the transport network.
What will I be doing?
In your first year, you’ll be working in Property Management 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 APC 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.
“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.”