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Who we’re looking for

We are looking for people who are motivated, inquisitive, have demonstrable interest in the built environment and a clear passion to work within the real estate industry.

About Schroders                

Schroders is a global investment manager which helps institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their aspirations, and prepare for the future.

Our purpose is to provide excellent investment performance to our clients through active management. By serving clients, we serve wider society. Channelling capital into sustainable and durable businesses accelerates positive change in the world. Funding the future is a privilege: we use it wisely and responsibly.

We employ over 5700 talented people worldwide operating in 37 different locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, close to the markets in which we invest and close to our clients.

Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business.

The base                                          

We’re based in the City of London – close to our clients, in the heart of the UK’s financial centre and have everything we need to work flexibly.

The department                

Our Real Estate department is an integral part of Schroders Capital, the private market investment division of Schroders, and constitutes an important focus of the Group’s strategy for expansion.

With strong local footprints in the world’s most dynamic real estate markets, including the UK, Europe and Asia, our investors trust us to source what we consider to be market-leading investment opportunities, deliver complex development projects and execute impactful asset management.

Schroders Capital Real Estate (‘SCRE’) is one of Europe’s largest real estate managers, with deep and broad expertise across a wide variety of real estate sectors, geographies and strategies. The SCRE team manages £23.6bn capital on behalf of its investors, with the aim to deliver exceptional risk-adjusted returns, portfolio diversification and positive impact whilst maintaining a rigorous focus on sustainability.

Our investment philosophy is centred around consistent themes, including: investing into locations with strong fundamentals; managing portfolios; generating resilient income and delivering positive environmental and social impact.

We adopt a research focused and market-focused investment approach. Our dedicated Real Estate Research team identifies those sectors, cities, strategies and characteristics that will drive outperformance, ensuring portfolios benefit from structural change and better align with socio-economic trends.

Our Sustainability and Impact Investing team is a Schroders USP and are fully integrated into our entire investment, risk and management processes. They are experts in their fields in Sustainability, Climate and Net Zero Carbon real estate investment management.

The Programme            

The Graduate Programme in Real Estate is intended to provide broad real estate exposure across a range of investment styles and strategies. As part of the Graduate Programme, you’ll be given training to help you perform to the best of your abilities and set you up for an exciting and rewarding career at Schroders.

The programme will be a rotational programme in Real Estate, which may include exposure to these teams within the Real Estate divisions:

  • Real Estate Direct – investing directly into, and managing, property assets
  • Real Estate Debt – sourcing, executing and managing real estate finance strategies
  • Real Estate Product – setting fund strategies and delivering great investor experience
  • Real Estate Solutions – indirectly investing into real estate and managing portfolios
  • Real Estate Sustainability – setting, monitoring and delivering sustainability objectives

You are not guaranteed to have a set amount of rotations. The number of rotations you have on the programme is dependent upon business needs and individual interests.

Some of your tasks may include:            

  • Assist the Fund Management teams with sourcing and probing new acquisition opportunities, across direct, indirect and corporate entities. This includes researching investment opportunities, conducting valuation analysis, undertaking due diligence and creating reports for the Investment Committee.
  • Support the management of existing portfolios, such as repositioning assets, driving the letting of vacant space or improving the sustainability characteristics of the buildings. This requires participating in onsite meetings with stakeholders, including agents, architects, building managers and contractors.
  • Work with the Product and Distribution teams to launch new products, joint ventures and specialist strategies to grow the business. This involves research of new investment themes, supporting the structuring of new products and the creation of client presentations.

What you’ll be like:                              

We are looking for graduates who have a genuine and demonstrable passion for the built environment, and who are keen to work on new challenges each day. Does this sound like you:

  • Genuine and demonstrable interest in real estate, the built environment and sustainability
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills across a range of mediums
  • Innovative with good problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable with analysing data and using Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Enjoys working across a variety of tasks and projects, and keen to explore the wider Schroders Real Estate office network
  • Great team player with a strong work ethic and resilient under pressure
  • Growth mindset with a willingness to learn and build on mistakes

The knowledge, skills and qualifications we’re looking for:   

  • We are interested in hearing from candidates with Undergraduate or Postgraduate degrees in the following areas:
  • Built Environment, Real Estate, Architecture, Quantity Surveying
  • Geography, Urban Planning and Land Economy
  • Sustainability, Environmental Sciences and Climate Studies
  • You will be in your final year of study or have recently graduated

Why join us:                

  • Gain the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) in your first few weeks. The IMC benchmark entry-level qualification into the UK investment profession
  • You will be supported through a professional qualification depending on the direction of your programme: either the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ APC or the CFA.
  • Benefit from a series of immersive and engaging training sessions equipping you with the skills you need to adapt to the world of work, hit the ground running and make an impact – training covers industry knowledge, technical and soft skills training
  • Attend “Lunch and Learns/ “Coffee Hours” led by senior people across the business – your chance to build contacts in the industry and grow your professional network
  • Access to a buddy – we’ll match you with a graduate buddy where you’ll be supported during the first few weeks of your internship, helping you to integrate into the team and the business
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing you with access to 24 hour confidential telephone counselling and a comprehensive online source of information on a range of issues, including Mental Health
  • Free use of private GP Service
  • On-site staff restaurant
  • Free use of on-site gym

Recruitment process                  

  1. Online application form and CV
  2. Online assessments
  3. Online video interview
  4. Assessment centre
  5. Final round interview with senior members of the business

Candidates should be available to start the graduate programme on 12 September 2024.

If you think you may require disability-related adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact adjustments@employ-ability.org.uk our disability partner EmployAbility (employ-ability.org.uk)  for a confidential discussion and advice.

We recruit on a rolling basis and may choose to close this role earlier than advertised. Therefore we recommend you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We recognise potential, whoever you are

Our purpose is to provide excellent investment performance to clients through active management. Diversity of thought facilitated by an inclusive culture will allow us to make better decisions and better achieve our purpose. This is why inclusion and diversity are a strategic priority for us and why we are an equal opportunities employer: you are welcome here regardless of your age, disability, gender identity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or any other protected characteristics.


About Schroders

As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals across the planet meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. But as the world changes, so do our clients’ needs. That’s why we have a long history of adapting to suit the times and keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients.

Doing this takes experience and expertise. We bring together people and data to spot the trends that will shape the future. This provides a unique perspective which allows us to always invest with conviction. We are responsible for £737.5 billion (€831.3 billion/$887.2 billion)* of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We remain determined to build future prosperity for them, and for all of society. Today, we have 6,100+ people across six continents who focus on doing just this.

We are a global business that’s managed locally. This allows us to always keep our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do. For over two centuries and more than seven generations we’ve grown and developed our expertise in tandem with our clients’ needs and interests.

Source: Schroders, all data as at 31 December 2022.

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