Property Graduate Jobs & Programmes
Within the Property Industry one can move around rather flexibly because of the inter-related jobs that exist within the industry. Most individuals start off in property as a Letting Agent and many move on to a job in Property Management.
It is very seldom where one will find a graduate job in property. This is because most people who follow a career path in property go the entrepreneurial route, with many choosing to start their own businesses. With the regards to the few companies who do make graduate programmes available within the property field, the programme is likely to pave your way towards your career in the industry. With mentorship from the right people and great hands-on experience, you will be able to build on your knowledge and expand your experience within the industry. You may be an assistant to a senior employee and will be able to experience what it is like to work in the world of property. Some of the tasks you may assist him/her with could include;
- Prepare and administer the annual intellectual property budget.
- Provide intellectual property policies and procedures training.
- Build internal intellectual property expertise in order to reduce dependency on external patent agents.
- Identifying attractive development opportunities.
- Responding to Requests For Proposals ("RFPs") for redevelopment projects.
- Working with lawyers, agents and other professionals to draft contracts.
- Obtaining financing.
- Assembling development teams including architects, engineers, marketers, agents, builders etc.
- Project managing the development and overseeing any construction work to make sure it is delivered to deadline.
- Negotiating and obtaining planning permission and licences and keeping abreast of general industry developments and building regulations
There is no direct route one can take to start a career in property. Therefore you have to study towards a degree which will help you start off your career in Property. Below we have listed the majors that apply to a career as an Intellectual Property Manager:
- Industrial Engineering
- International Business
- Political Science
Qualifications and Skills
There are no prerequisite qualifications needed to become a property developer. You will, however, need to have sufficient capital to make an initial purchase. There is now a range of qualifications available to prospective developers, which include;
- University courses including MSc in Property Development.