All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Berkeley Group employees based on 60 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.1/5
 
Work Life Balance:
2.8/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
2.9/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
2.4/5
 
Company Culture:
3/5
 
Career Progression:
3.3/5
 
Colleagues:
3.1/5
 
Training:
3.4/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.1/5
 
Overall Rating:
3/5
 

The Berkeley Group is one of the market leaders in the property development industry today and a Top 100 Graduate Employer (The Job Crowd – 2017). We specialise in the regeneration of brownfield sites and our focus is on creating beautiful, successful places in London, Birmingham and the South of England where people aspire to live. We work to tackle the shortage of good quality homes whilst making a lasting contribution to the landscape and communities we help create.  We are dedicated to creating sustainable communities that meet all customers’ lifestyle expectations. With an enthusiasm for vibrant, dynamic schemes, the Berkeley Group has created some of the most high-profile locations in London, Birmingham and the South of England today.

Whilst our developments provide a wider and long term outlook for our customers and their communities, our graduate scheme provides a rewarding future for successful applicants. We understand that to create a place that people can enjoy and thrive in we need to provide support and investment in our staff. Our graduate scheme produces successful professionals who routinely achieve their potential and progress through the business, even to executive level.

Our two year graduate programme provides structure and support from beginning to end. Graduates gain real hands-on experience on our cutting-edge projects whilst being supported and mentored by market-leading experts. From day one graduates become part of a wider network and are allocated a mentor to guide and support them through the early stages of their career with Berkeley. Mentors provide advice on career progression and help graduates forge deep and long-lasting relationships across the business.

Sponsored graduate events are held quarterly, providing the opportunity for networking across the divisional graduate peer groups. Graduates experience the full development cycle within the first six months, breaking down barriers between departments and presenting opportunities to try new and varied job roles. By giving graduates the space to grow and the support to build on the Berkeley graduate scheme offers the best possible start to a career in housebuilding.

Who We Look For:  

We seek to recruit the most talented graduates and undergraduates at the very beginning of their careers, to convert academic learning into practical development skills.

We look for people who:

•  Have a recent upper second class degree in all disciplines

•  Demonstrate talent, drive and enthusiasm

•  Are confident, articulate, dynamic and commercially aware

•  Have a true passion for the industry

•  Can quickly develop practical skills and knowledge

The Package:  

Graduates will be offered a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package and personal development opportunities, including sponsored industry accreditation.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Technical Job Title: Technical graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Lots of responsibility early on
Good support around you

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land Job Title: Land and Development Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Really fun and challenging job
Excellent opportunity to learn new things and gain new skills

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Graduate Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Opportunities

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land and Development Job Title: Development Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Breadth and depth of work:
Interdependence between departments and the ability to communicate with a wide and interconnected network of people.
Variety of projects and being able to follow their progression.
The graduate scheme gives you huge opportunities to work across different areas of the business and on different projects, exposing you to the business as a whole.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people I work with, and the support I receive on the graduate scheme

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Land and Planning Job Title: Graduate Planner

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The company's reputation.
The quality of the housing produced.
The company's commitment to sustainability and innovation.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people
The perks

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Industry: Property & House Building

Industry: Property & House Building Department: Development Job Title: Graduate Development Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Responsibility
- Career opportunities
- Job security due to pipeline of projects
- Working with senior management
- Challenging work

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Commercial Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

Industry: Property & House Building Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property & House Building Department: Development Job Title: Graduate Development Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Responsibility
- Working with senior members of staff
- Career opportunities

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land Job Title: Land graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The work I do is fast paced and interesting.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Commercial Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Rotating and getting to see what all the different departments do.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Construction Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Progression and opportunity.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land and Planning Job Title: Design and Development Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Exciting projects
- Fast pace of work
- The team that I work with
- The support I get, including training
- Attention to detail that is needed in everything that we do

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land Job Title: Development Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Challenging.
- Responsibility.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Interesting tasks.
- Lots to learn.
- Working with new people.
- On exciting projects.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: - Select Industry -

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Responsibility.
- Training and support with professional qualifications (like RICS).
- Rotations throughout the business to gain experience.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land and Planning

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Work with highly impressive people on highly impressive schemes.
Excellent career progression.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Technical

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Levels of responsibility and autonomy, colleagues, variety and quality of work

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land and Planning Job Title: Land Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Learn lots each day. Interesting work. Challenging work. Great brand to have worked for early on in career.

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Industry: Property & House Building

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Colleagues are always willing to share knowledge and experience.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land and Planning Job Title: Land Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Opportunity to work with some of the most exciting development projects in the country.
Training is funded by the company for those who want to progress their skills base.
Good level of responsibility early on.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial GraduateCommercial Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

good culture.
challenging work
good communication
a chance to rotate around the different departments

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Construction Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Lots of responsibility
good career progression
Constant learning

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land and Planning (Development) Job Title: Land Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The responsibility is there if you ask for it - you need to be proactive however and ask to work on things if you see them as an opportunity for you to progress

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land and Planning

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The range of tasks that I have to carry out - No day is the same
The people I work with and the fact I get to communicate and deal with external to the company Eg. The Council, consultants, the public

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Industry: - Select Industry - Department: Commercial

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Job Title: Construction Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Given lots of independence

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Commercial Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

Industry: - Select Industry -

Industry: Property & House Building Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good Colleagues.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Varied work.
Interesting people.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Graduate Job Title: Commercial Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Meeting new people and there is no 'typical' day in the office.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Construction Job Title: Construction Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being on site and not sat behind a desk all day.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people and the support you get from your colleagues is very good. Also the amount of support and learning throughout the Grad scheme by the graduate supervisors.

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Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Sustainability Job Title: Sustainability Graduate

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Charity Admin

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate Technical

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Finance Job Title: Finance Analyst

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Finance Job Title: Finance Analyst

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Commercial Job Title: Quantity Surveying

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Land Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Berkeley Homes Central London Job Title: Development Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Sustainability Job Title: Sustainability Advisor

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: London Job Title: Assistant Site Manager

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Planning Department: Land Job Title: Graduate Development Manager

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Bid Management Department: Land Job Title: Graduate Development Manager

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Land Job Title: Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor

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Berkeley Group

Average start time: 08:00

Average end time: 17:30

Average number of working hours: 9.5

Based on 60 reviews


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Application Advice:

Understand the culture and values. Focus on the Our Vision commitment. Be prepared for long hours and hard work

Interview Advice:

Visit a Berkeley development
Know the company and their culture

Technical graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Apply early and ensure your CV represents you

Interview Advice:

I would recommend being yourself and ensuring you show drive and determination to develop yourself

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate passion for the Berkeley brand and a strong understanding/alignment with their core values. Show commitment to working hard and good communication skills. Do your research on Berkeley developments and competitors (and what sets us aside from the competition).

Interview Advice:

The assessment centres take a mixed form of group exercises and presentations, in-tray exercises and one-to-one interview. Be able to talk about Berkeley values, vision and developments with confidence and enthusiasm.
Questions may include - tell us something that isn't on your CV, why this company/department

Development Graduate, Land and Development at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you do your research before starting your application

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, but make sure you remain professional

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research before applying, look at documents produced by the company to get a feel for it's values and culture.

Interview Advice:

Use what's around you to express yourself. I pointed to images on the wall to use as examples why I wanted to work for the company. Be early, Berkeley is very keen on time management.

Graduate Planner, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Read up on their key attributes and commitments, show you understand the company and what they want to achieve.

Interview Advice:

Don't be the loudest in the room and be the enabler for everyone to have their say.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Gain relevant work experience to build your CV.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and personable while showing you work well in a team. Research the company and convey all within the answers you give.

Graduate Development Manager, Development at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Gain work experience to bolster your CV and research the group and the operating companies.

Interview Advice:

Be personable and confident. Embrace the team tasks and explore the ideas of others. Research the group and the operating companies.

Graduate Development Manager, Development at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be truthful and ensure that you can relate your experience to the workplace if asked.

Interview Advice:

Know the company, make sure you say something different so you stand out from other people.
Be confident, if you have a point make sure you convey that effectively.

Land graduate, Land at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research and know lots about their developments and their core values.

Interview Advice:

Know the Berkeley Vision, have lots of experience you can talk about, ask lots of questions and be interested and excited to learn.

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest and thorough. Do your research.

Interview Advice:

Dress appropriately, be prepared to explain why you want to work for Berkeley (and only Berkeley).

Construction Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Showing your personality is just as important as proving your competence.
Demonstrate that you have a passion for building communities.
Explain why you are interested in Berkeley Group in particular as opposed to just the property industry.

Interview Advice:

Prior to the interview visit a Berkeley Group site, as well as one of its competitors, to understand the Berkeley difference. Mentioning this will go a long way.
Have an awareness of recent news stories relating to the property industry.
Try to understand the structure of Berkeley Group , its subsidiaries and the difference between each of them in terms of the projects they work on.

Design and Development Graduate, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

- Know the company.
- Industry knowledge.

Interview Advice:

- Be passionate.
- Do your research.
- Ask questions.

Development Graduate, Land at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company by going on the website and look what the company are looking for in their employees, and show how you have adopted these traits into your past experiences.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and relax. Show how you can work as a team by getting to know the others in the interview. Volunteer and share your ideas, but do not be overpowering or too forceful when working as part of a team. Make sure you ask those interviewing lots of interesting questions that will make you stand out.

Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Don't be generic.

Attention to detail.

Interview Advice:

Don't be generic.

Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research and understand both the role and company

Interview Advice:

Be knowledgeable on, and prepared to talk about the company and industry in general.
Draw clear connections between your skills and role/company values/requirements.

Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand what the various departments do. Those studying Real Estate or property will most likely want to be in the Land and Development Team. Technical is mainly aimed at architect or engineering backgrounds. Commercial will be for Quantity Surveyors and Construction will be for people wanting to be site/project managers.

Interview Advice:

Understand the company ethos and aims. Look into the various developments that have been done so you have examples to use when backing up answers. Go visit one of the sales and marketing suites.

Land Graduate, at Search Companies
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Application Advice:

Visit some of the Berkeley developments to identify what makes them stand out from other developers.

Interview Advice:

Be aware of innovation across the property industry.

Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest, show integrity and show a genuine passion for the industry.

Interview Advice:

Show the interviewer that you understand what sets Berkeley apart from the competition and the key company values which make Berkeley so successful.

Grduate Land Manager, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Have an appreciation of what it means to build a place, not just a building.
Emphasis Berkeley group examples of Kidbrooke Village and Woodberry Down

Interview Advice:

Just be pleasant and talkative to the other candidates.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Try and get any work experience you can

Interview Advice:

Try and speak about any experience you've had or why you are really interested in this role

Construction Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Care about the company and the projects that it is working on and has done previously

Interview Advice:

ask plenty of questions to the interviewer to understand the role and company better

Land Graduate, Land & Planning (Development) at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Read around what makes the company unique and specific examples of why you want to join Berkeley, not just work in property

Interview Advice:

Be confident but not over powering and loud. Make sure you ask sensible questions and listen to the answers and feedback.
Find a way to sell yourself, your experience and where you could add value in alternative ways - Not just stating it plainly (Eg. Incorporate it into flowing conversation)
Questions related to the business, projects, experience in other areas - not just work experience.

Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Know the company very well

Interview Advice:

Show a good understanding of the Berkeley Group and what they stand for. Look into their existing/current project and talk about what you like about these.


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Application Advice:

Take your time and answer questions thoroughly.

Interview Advice:

Be very well prepared for anything that you might be asked.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company's flagship developments.
Understand the unique culture of the company.

Interview Advice:

Be personable and able to communicate well with others in the group tasks.

Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research Berkeley Group.

Interview Advice:

Dress smart and make sure you have researched the company.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial Graduate at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Ensure your CV is different to everybody else's.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have researched the company and have some prepared questions to ask at the end of your interview.

Construction Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the company and make sure this is the industry you want to apply for. This company is not a consultancy however manages all of the consultants and contractors on a project.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the company and try to remember as much of the business ethics to showcase how you have encountered similar issues.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Answer the question asked in the application form, choose a development to talk about that is different- has done something unique e.g. the bees at one tower bridge.

Interview Advice:

Research Berkeley Group in particular their developments and their visions and values. Our Vision is the backbone of the business you will be asked about this throughout and asked to do a presentation on one of their commitments.

Sustainability Graduate, Sustainability at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research about the company and the wider sector, and be confident about your answers.

Interview Advice:

Turn up with time to spare, dress appropriately, and have some prepared answers in your head.

Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research current Berkeley projects and if possible visit a few in person.

Graduate Technical, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research and read the questions fully when answering the questions online.

Interview Advice:

Dress smart and make sure you know about the company.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about Berkeley Group and what they do, understand their developments and their ethos. Understand Our Vision and the companies culture and values.

Interview Advice:

Go and visit a Berkeley development, understand the product and what sets Berkeley apart from their competitors.

Finance Analyst, Finance at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about Berkeley Group and what they do, understand their developments and their ethos. Understand Our Vision and the companies culture and values.

Interview Advice:

Go and visit a Berkeley development, understand the product and what sets Berkeley apart from their competitors.

Finance Analyst, Finance at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company.

Interview Advice:

- Dress Smart.
- Understand the structure of the business.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Visit some of Berkeley's developments before you interview, show an actual interest in the company.

Interview Advice:

You are interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you. This is your chance to find out if it will be a good fit for you at the company. Take that chance and find out what you can about them.

Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research into the company and what they do.

Interview Advice:

Why do you want to be part of Berkeley?

Land Graduate, Land at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Read the questions and answer what is asked when applying. Understand Berkeley Group and their core values and developments.

Interview Advice:

Small intimate assessment centres with direct access to directors. Understand Berkeley and their vision and know the developments they are building. If you have the chance visit one of their sales and marketing suites.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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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
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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 clien

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Application Advice:

Look into the Berkeley culture as it is very unique and doesn't fit all.

Graduate Development Manager, Land at Berkeley Group
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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
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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
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to be committed to the job. Commitment and a work-hard ethic will prove to be successful.

Berkeley Group
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Best:

Good name to have on cv. Well respected company in the industry

Worst:

Blame game culture, long hours for no reward. No consistency in benefits across group. Very set in ways

Technical graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Exposer within the business provides a greater desire to perform and the opportunities seem to be vast.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Reputation
High quality product
Good teams
Good site opportunities
The high mix of people from various expertise

Worst:

High turnover of staff

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Best:

The graduate scheme especially the induction week, and the fact that graduate socials are organised quarterly. You also work with very senior members of the business from quite an early stage, and are assigned a mentor from another part of the business to provide advice and guidance if needed.

Worst:

The hours are very long, with very little flexible work opportunities

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Commitment to sustainability.
Company reputation.

Worst:

Long hours.

Graduate Planner, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Best:

- Responsibility
- Career opportunities
- Job security due to pipeline of projects
- Working with senior management
- Challenging work

Worst:

- Trying to get time with senior management for personal development/training
- Long days

Graduate Development Manager, Development at Berkeley Group
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Best:

- Responsibility
- Working with senior members of staff
- Career opportunities

Worst:

- Long working hours

Graduate Development Manager, Development at Berkeley Group
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Best:

They support and fund you in training you wish to do
You are given responsibility early on

Worst:

There is almost too much work to do, you are expected to slot in very quickly and be able to manage your own workload

Land graduate, Land at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Prestigious, job security due to assets

Worst:

Long working hours company-wide, construction team expected to work weekends on a rota without lieu

Construction Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Best:

The passion
Quality of customer service
Commitments it makes towards sustainability; social and environmental, with the aim of making a place better than it was before
Quality of product - customer led
Works with local stakeholders to develop a scheme that suits everyone's needs
It heavily supports local charities through the Berkeley Foundation
It builds unique and bespoke developments, rather than using a catalogue of house types, which makes working for them interesting and ever changing

Design and Development Graduate, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Good support network.

Worst:

People high up can often be very busy and can misjudge your lack of experience when setting and expecting tasks.

Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Prestigious & reputable to work for

Berkeley Group
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Best:

Levels of autonomy and responsibility in own work, colleagues, opportunities for additional projects, office culture

Technical at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Learn a lot. Work with best in the industry. Challenging work. Interesting work.

Worst:

Early starts

Land Graduate, at Search Companies
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Best:

There is an all encompassing ethos to be the best in our industry. This is achieved by maintaining high standards and driving innovation.
Many senior managers started out in the Berkeley group as graduates, demonstrating that the company is willing to nurture talent.
Investment in employee welfare, including funding for fitness sessions and health check-ups.

Worst:

Work/ life balance may be under pressure in certain departments.

Berkeley Group
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Best:

The company is a meritocracy and employs people based on their ability rather than other factors, such as length of service.
The company has a great reputation in the industry for creating a world class product and for caring about their customers.

Worst:

The company is quite "old school". This is not necessarily a criticism, however there are certain company practices which could be modernised.

Grduate Land Manager, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Best:

good culture.
challenging work
good communication
a chance to rotate around the different departments

Worst:

early starts
high expectations from managers on first day
need time to understand admin process which is lengthy and difficult to understand

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Opportunity to work on the most prestigious projects in the capital

Worst:

Work life balance - A lot is expected with less given back

Construction at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Well established
promote within
good benefits

Worst:

high turnover rate

Construction Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Best:

The scope of your day to day work and how it will influence wider decisions. The company works with the best consultants in the industry and produces the best product in the most prominent areas of London

Worst:

As stated previously the staff retention should be looked at - maternity leave, salary increases, general staff consideration etc.

Land Graduate, Land & Planning (Development) at Berkeley Group
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Best:

They care about their staff - Health and well being is a priority
They create fantastic homes in amazing places - The product is of the highest quality
The work environment is inviting and inclusive

Worst:

We sometimes become too set in our ways and perhaps should be more open to change in certain areas

Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Good reputation, Exciting projects, good salary

Worst:

Time pressure, traditional way of thinking


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Best:

The support given to help achieve your professional goals

Worst:

The bureaucracy and processes that imply a lot of time to get things done


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Best:

Responsibility

Worst:

Work/Life Balance

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Prestigious company
working with senior members of staff

Worst:

working hours

Commercial Graduate, Commercial Graduate at Berkeley Group
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Best:

- Training provided
- Prestigious company brand
- Senior management is fantastic

Worst:

- Working hours are long

Construction Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Best:

The People

Worst:

The Hours

Technical Graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Prestigious name, good colleagues who are all bought into the ethos snd the projects. Great support network, always someone to go to and ask questions. Good exposure to the industry

Worst:

Long hours and work life balance

Sustainability Graduate, Sustainability at Berkeley Group
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Best:

See previous page.

Worst:

See previous page.

Berkeley Group
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Best:

Clear career path with plenty of support and encouragement to develop

Worst:

Working hours

Graduate Technical, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Opportunity to move within the company
Working for a prestigious company

Worst:

Working hours

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Leader in industry, good brand to have on CV. Operates as a meritocracy so progression is possible. Autonomy to get on with my job

Worst:

Work life balance and hours, and IT systems

Finance Analyst, Finance at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Leader in industry, good brand to have on CV. Operates as a meritocracy so progression is possible. Autonomy to get on with my job

Worst:

Work life balance and hours, and IT systems

Finance Analyst, Finance at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Working for a prestigious company
Opportunities to progress

Worst:

Not very flexible working hours and conditions

Technical Graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Good colleagues.

Worst:

Lack of international opportunities.

Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Best:

Prestigious brand.

Worst:

Early Starts.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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