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Property Graduate Scheme

Network Rail
London / York
£29,380, plus a £2,000 welcome bonus
Closing date
31 Dec 2023

Job Details

Our 3-year Property Graduate Scheme offers the opportunity to gain full membership to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors whilst experiencing areas of property you didn’t even know existed within Network Rail. Get involved in impactful projects and complete placements across a range of business areas to learn everything you need to know.

If having responsibility matters to you. You matter to us.


What you’ll be doing

After getting up to speed on the basics of Network Rail’s safety and in-house property systems, you’ll learn all about topics such as ethics, asbestos, fire safety, and lone working.

You’ll conduct the pre-feasibility studies, development appraisals, and stakeholder engagement required to assist with land disposals, and commercially agree shared value schemes. Learn how to negotiate rent reviews and lease renewals, assist with day-to-day property management issues and investment schemes connected with our managed station portfolio. You’ll also deal with new lettings, lease renewals and rent reviews for the 2,500 properties we let to independent businesses.


Who you are matters

You’ll need to have at least a 2:2 in a Commercial Real Estate or Planning & Development degree, accredited for the commercial property route of the RICS, to apply for our Property Graduate Scheme.

We’re looking for logical, independent thinkers with a passion for property and development. You should be dedicated, hardworking and capable of writing a good report. Other qualities we look for are:

  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • An understanding of the property industry


What you’ll get out of it

Enjoy a mix of formal training, learning experiences and placements, all of which will help you develop your knowledge of the industry and open opportunities across our business.

You’ll gain chartered status as a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and, to give you valuation experience, have the opportunity to take part in an 8-week external placement.

After completing the scheme, you’ll have the freedom to choose which business area you want to move into. Previous Graduates have rolled into roles such as Development Surveyor or Portfolio Manager, many reaching senior roles within Property.


We matter to millions. You could too.  


Our vision is a better railway for a better Britain

We aim to deliver a railway that is safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before, to help build a thriving, sustainable economy.   

Britain’s railway does more than transport passengers and goods. It brings people and businesses closer together, which creates new jobs, opens up new markets and stimulates economic growth. We want to provide the best possible service to everyone who relies on the railway – passengers, train operating companies and businesses nationwide. Rail is vital to Britain's future.

More to us than meets the eye

There’s more to our organisation than you might have imagined. Although rail is a huge part of our business, we’re also one of the largest land and property owners in the UK. We manage a huge property portfolio that includes 18 of the biggest stations in Britain, the retail outlets inside them, and the small businesses that live under their arches. Sales at some of our stations have even been outperforming the high street.

We’re also behind some of the biggest, most innovative projects in the country – from the world’s largest solar bridge at Blackfriars through to electrification and HS2. Pioneers in advanced technology, our technical team invented the use of HD cameras to identify track wear-and-tear more efficiently. We’re also responsible for the 17,000km-long fibre optic network that powers our trackside signals, telephones and electrical systems. We do all this whilst maintaining safety as our number one priority.

Our rail network is the fastest growing and safest in Europe. But we still have work to do to create a railway fit for 21st century Britain. We’re investing more than £25bn in developing our infrastructure so that we can deliver more services and better journeys. This is the largest programme of sustained investment in the railway that Britain has ever seen, presenting an abundance of opportunities for ambitious and enthusiastic people like you to make an impact.

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