- 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
- 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
- 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
- 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
- 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
- 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
- 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
- 8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
- 9a. Would you recommend CBRE to a friend?
- 9b. Why?
- 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to CBRE?
I am currently sitting in the industrial investment team, my role involves being the broker between the seller/purchaser of an industrial property. I will represent either the purchaser or the seller on the acquisition or disposal of an industrial asset. My days consist of collating databases, producing schedules, speaking to other agents and client facing meetings or events.
I have learnt several skills. i was in the Retail Valuation team last year where i learnt how to use valuation software, i have learnt further excel skills and just how to act in the workplace generally.
I enjoy my programme a lot, its great being in the real world of work, earning money and getting real experience. Rotating into different teams mean i get a wide perspective on how the real estate industry works and get exposure to a large network of people be it clients or internal employees.
It is very well structured, the only thing i would say is the rotations process is quite difficult and competitive. Other than that, everything is great!
All the support that is needed. There are so many people that i can approach within the company and they really support you in your university needs to, from checking work to allowing relevant time off to study.
Support from UCEM is good. Tutors are often very quick with replies, along with the student central enquiry service, however i do find it hard learning from a distance as UCEM is all virtual.
The degree supports my role massively. Especially in my second year, the studying has become more property focused and i am beginning to relate both. Things like property law and finance and resource management have been helpful. I am yet to do the valuations module but am sure this will be a huge help too.
The list is never ending! Sports, women's network, diversity, proud network, so many networking and sports events that run all year round. In specific weeks there will often be extra events such as national apprenticeship week where we had bake sales and apprentice networking events. We have netball, football, rugby teams.
The support, the way they treat the apprentices, the ability to rotate seats and get coverage of a large part of the business, the global presence of the company, the advanced technologies and software and the general culture of the company as a whole. The company is well known for their service in the industry too.
Ensure you have work experience, this definitely helps. Try to understand why you are choosing CBRE and have a look at the websites etc before applying. CBRE offer work experience, this is great when applying as you may get a feel of what its like to work for the company.
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5/6/7)