Berkeley Group Graduate Application and Interview Tips

This page provides you with application and interview advice provided directly by graduates working at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Get some experience outside of your degree, show that you are an interesting person.
Interview Advice: Be yourself, show a passion for the industry. If you can get your interviewers to start treating it almost as a chat rather than an interview then it's a good thing.
Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group
Application Advice: - Research the company thoroughly. It is a client side firm and operates completely differently from the large consultancy firms that many university students are encouraged to apply for. - Candidates should have a clear idea why they applied to a client side firm and what about it appeals to them. - Berkeley has a unique company structure so it is essential to have a good understanding of this before speaking to current employees. - Familiarise yourself with Berkeley group developments and the unique position they occupy in the housebuilding industry.
Interview Advice: - Why Berkeley? - Which of our developments do you like and why? - Why is Berkeley different? - Sustainability/ Placemaking
Development Graduate, Berkeley Homes Central London at Berkeley Group
Application Advice: Be approachable and friendly, the role will include client-side responsibility so you should indicate a sociable side yet also a matureness to represent the company to the required standards.
Interview Advice: Understand particular Berkeley sites and developments. Do your homework on the company ideology behind homebuilding and their vision.
Graduate Surveyor, at Berkeley Group
Application Advice: The group structure can be confusing at first and whilst this is important, getting to know the specific developments and duties your role would entail within the operating company you are applying for is key. It also goes without saying that a good knowledge of the house building industry is a clear benefit.
Interview Advice: The person interviewing you needs to know you are someone who is professional but mostly a sociable person who likes to get involved. After all, you do have to spend each day together in the office.
Graduate Surveyor, at Berkeley Group
Application Advice: Understand the companies values under Our Vision and be able to show practical as well as theoretical abilities.
Interview Advice: Dress to impress. Try to find out which department heads are interviewing you and understand the angle they might be coming from.
Sustainability Advisor, Sustainability at Berkeley Group
Application Advice: Be prepared to be committed to the job. Commitment and a work-hard ethic will prove to be successful.
at Berkeley Group
Application Advice: Keep up to date with the residential land market in London and Berkeley Group sites.
Interview Advice: Try to be informed on current planning issues as well.
Land Buyer, Land at Berkeley Group
Application Advice: Look into the Berkeley culture as it is very unique and doesn't fit all.
Graduate Development Manager, Land at Berkeley Group
Application Advice: Do you homework on Berkeley; culture, products and office life.
Interview Advice: Talk through constraints on site. Have an opinion on the design of buildings. Do your homework!
Graduate Development Manager, Land at Berkeley Group
Application Advice: Make sure you do a sandwich placement if there is one available on your degree! Find out about the company before applying.
Interview Advice: Turn up with practical examples of what you can do.
Assistant Site Manager, London at Berkeley Group