2023 Graduate Scheme - Capital Allowances
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London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Capital Allowances Graduate 

Closing Date - 14 October 2022

In joining CBRE’s Next Generation Cohort, you will be shaping the future of Real Estate. You will have excellent training and mentoring from industry experts and specialists, who will share invaluable knowledge and experience with you. You will be a part of a wider cohort of like-minded young professionals who you will develop with in your career. We give you the opportunity to work on world class projects, with an unmatched portfolio of clients, so that you gain the knowledge, skills and ability to become the future leaders and our Next Generation of CBRE. 

Pathway Overview
Capital Allowances is a form of tax relief available on virtually all types of commercial property expenditure, including property acquisitions, new build and refurbishment schemes. Our team of Capital Allowances specialists are dual qualified in both property & tax, and they work with a full range of clients across all sectors.  From initial design, through to the end of a development, or as part of the due diligence team, we are there to assist our clients in optimising their tax position – considering everything from tax efficient designs through to the structuring of contracts and wording in transaction documentation. 

As a graduate you will be involved in a wide range of activities, including but not limited to, client meetings, researching entitlement and tax history on property transactions, formulating acquisition claims, applying tax treatment to to capital project expenditure as well as delivering claim reports to a high standard to ensure our clients’ expectations are met. This 2 year programme is for graduates wanting to specialise in Capital Allowances. We will provide structured training and support for you to gain the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) via the Taxation Allowances pathway through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

For more insight into Next Generation within Project Management and Building Consultancy, watch our video here

Person Specification/Requirements
  • A forward-thinking and enthusiastic individual with a passion for real estate & the built-environment
  • Self-motivated with a talent for verbal and written communication
  • A good team player
  • Strong work ethic 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Cognate students will need a RICS accredited degree or a RICS accredited masters conversion course in Quantity Surveying or Real Estate (achieved or on track for a 2:1 minimum) 
  • OR Non-Cognate students, studying a Maths, Economics, Finance, Tax or Business Studies degree are also welcome to apply (achieved or on track for a 2:1 minimum) 
  • Good MS Office skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • The successful candidate must, by the commencement of employment, have the right to work in the UK.

The Application process
You will initially complete an application form along with your CV. If this meets our requirements, then you will be asked to complete a job-focussed test. From there we will invite successful candidates to an assessment centre in December/January that will consist of a group activity and individual interview. 

Working at CBRE
When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where an entrepreneurial mind-set is encouraged. You'll realize your potential with challenging work, fast-paced assignments, an environment of constant learning and commitment to results. To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.
Our collaborative culture is built on our RISE values and reflects the needs and perspectives of our clients and our people. Our work is guided by our North Star: Creating the real estate solutions of tomorrow, so businesses and people thrive. This informs everything we do—from diversity, equity, and inclusion to sustainability initiatives to workplace safety and wellbeing. At CBRE, we believe that the more perspectives we have, the more dimensions we see. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences across industries to apply for open positions even if you do not match every element of the required skills. To discover more about what it’s like to work at CBRE, visit Life at CBRE

About CBRE
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2020 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.
In the UK, we service our clients from our offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Southampton.

Equal Opportunities 
We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.