Commercial Property Surveying Degree Apprenticeship at Transport for London

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Commercial Property Surveying Degree Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Framework/Standard: Chartered Surveyor Degree
Duration: 5 years
Location: London
Salary: £22,305 (to be reviewed when London living wage is announced)

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. We will achieve this using our transport assets and land – we are one of London’s largest land owners with an estate of over 5,700 acres.

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

What will I be doing?

As an apprentice, your 5 year development programme will be made up of up to 8 placement rotations. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone’s career is different, so every apprentice’s journey is unique. Here’s an idea of what yours could look like:

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 will 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.

Example of year 1, 2 and 3 rotations are;

Year 1

Operational Property – 12 months – In this team, you’ll gain hands on experience of valuations and rates.

Year 2

Commercial Revenue – 12 months - This involves developing projects, including identifying new retail space and letting this space. You’ll meet external suppliers and retailers alongside assessing bids. This also involves working with our project team, approving fit out designs to help the retailer get into TfL spaces.

Year 3

Property Development – 6 months - This is key area of Commercial Development’s growth, where you’ll be involved in delivering new homes for Londoners.

Other – 6 months - You’ll rotate through strategy and customer and performance teams, providing an insight into the strategic approach we take, working on performance reporting and how we manage our customer base. This will give you some key experience on scorecards, finance and strategy.

What do we look for?

Everything we do as an organisation is to ensure that our evolving city remains future-proof for millions of Londoners. Our talented apprentices form a vital part of that vision, so it’s important that we find the best people to help us do this. We’re looking for people who have;

  • An Inquisitive mind
  • Strong communication skills
  • Creative approach to problem solving

As a member of the team, we’ll give you responsibility and the opportunity to add value. If you are excited by inspiring and influencing the future of London then this is the career path for you.

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 roll-off into being 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.

What training and support will you get?

You will be working towards a Level 6 qualification in a Chartered Surveyor Degree

Typically, you will be required to attend University 1 day per week.

Whilst on the scheme, we’ll support your technical development through a wide range of on-the-job practical experiences and placements. We’ll also support your professional development through a combination of classroom-led training courses, online training courses, mentoring opportunities and structured networking opportunities . You will receive one-to-one support throughout the programme from your scheme sponsor and your Line Manager. You’ll also be connected to a ‘buddy’ who will be a more experienced apprentice from the scheme.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language. Plus 3 A Levels A*-C (or equivalent) in any subject

You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have already studied content from the qualification for this scheme.

You must be 18 years of age by 1 September 2020 to be eligible for this scheme.

About Transport for London

Be part of an organisation that’s creating a better London for millions of people.

Our purpose

Whether it’s connecting you to your loved ones, getting you to that concert or sports event or letting you explore parts of your city that you’ve never been before — we’re proud to be a part of your world.

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