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Industrial Placements

We offer undergraduates 12 month placement opportunities in a variety of departments. Our intensive, yet rewarding placements expose undergraduates to relevant industry experience and increased responsibility. Supported by industry experts you will be working on live projects, gaining hands on experience and enhancing personal development in a nurturing environment.

Applications are now open, apply here.

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What happens after your year with us?

Our year in industry complements our Graduate Scheme and will give you an excellent foundation for continuing your career with the Berkeley Group. On successfully completing your placement and achieving your degree you will be given the opportunity to return to Berkeley Group and join our award winning Graduate Scheme. The majority of our industrial placement students are offered a position on the Graduate Scheme and return to Berkeley group on completion of their degree.


Hear from our Undergraduates

What are the benefits of a placement year with Berkeley? Hear what recent undergraduates have to say:

Hear from our Undergraduates

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Eleanor Fitton - Trainee Strategic Planner

I first became interested in the property industry throughout my time at sixth form. I had been torn between taking the Geography, Economics or the Design route - I was looking at a way this could be combined into one profession. At the time, family members were working in the consultancy and property sector which introduced me to the profession of town planning and my passion for wanting to work in the property industry. Having studied City and Regional Planning, I was aware of Berkeley as a company within London and the south of England, and I was interested in the scale and dominance they have in the property industry. It was always prominent how Berkeley as a company differed from other UK housebuilders in their attention to detail and their proactive approach to the identification of land. This led me to strategic land planning where I am based at the moment.

So far during my time at Berkeley I have undertaken work which involves the analysis and interpretation of a district's local plan evidence base to assess the objectively assessed housing need of an area, in combination with writing representations to local councils supporting strategic applications.

In addition to this, at least once a week I get out of the office to attend either site visits or meetings with consultants and other parties involved to discuss the determination of planning applications. Currently I am working with colleagues, consultants and members of the council to devise an illustrative masterplan for a contracted site comprising approximately 1,500 homes. This project has involved extensive technical work.

Tanaka Lusengo - Project Management

I was drawn to Berkeley Group as an employer due to the quality of the developments. I have always been quite a perfectionist, so when I saw the work Berkeley has completed and the company ethos, I believed it was a perfect fit. I am also a huge enthusiast about giving something back to the community and was drawn to the fact that Berkeley has committed to implement community plans on their developments to facilitate thriving communities.

One of my managers recently took a week off, meaning I was given full responsibility for his work. During this time I had to organise the removal of a portable toilet cabin off site. It was the first time I had full responsibility of a project. Although it was stressful, I learnt a great deal and enjoyed being busy. All the staff throughout my placement have been very friendly and welcoming. I have learnt a lot from them and they were always happy to answer any questions I may have had.

Prior to my placement, I had no experience of being on site and I had little knowledge of the construction processes and terminology, so I definitely feel that my sandwich year has been a worthwhile experience for my career progression.


Come and Meet us

The Berkeley Group will be attending the following events on campus, come down and meet our current graduates and recruitment team and let us answer any questions you may have.

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Wednesday 25th SeptemberCASS UniversityReal Estate Careers Forum
Wednesday 25th SeptemberHeriott Watt UniversityConstruction Careers Insight Event
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Tuesday 8th October Reading Real Estate FoundationEvening Lectures
Wednesday 9th OctoberReading UniversityRREF Careers Fair
Thursday 10th OctoberBirmingham UniversityCareers Fair
Thursday 10th OctoberLiverpool John Moores UniversityBuilt Environment and Civil Engineering Careers Fair
Thursday 10th OctoberUWLBuilt Environment Careers Fair
Monday 14th OctoberOxford Brookes UniversityConstruction Careers Fair
Tuesday 15th OctoberNottingham UniversityCivil Engineering Careers Fair
Wednesday 16th OctoberBristol UWEMeet the Employers Careers Fair
Wednesday 16th OctoberKingston UniversityCareers Panel
Friday 18th OctoberBrighton UniversitySET Careers Fair
Monday 21st OctoberUCLCareers Fair
Tuesday 22nd OctoberSheffield UniversityCareers Fair
Wednesday 23rd OctoberBristol UWEProperty Bootcamp
Thursday 24th OctoberNottingham Trent UniversityProperty, Design and Construction Fair
Wednesday 30th OctoberSheffield Hallam UniversityNatural and Built Environment Fair
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Wednesday 6th NovemberLoughborough UniversityArchitecture, Building and Civil Engineering Careers Fair
Tuesday 12th NovemberReading UniversityBuilt Environment Careers Fair

The Application Process


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How to Apply

Applications open Friday 27th September and will close on 31st January 2020.

Apply now

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Contact us

If you have any questions relating to our relating to our Industrial Placements, please contact:

T: 01932 584559
E: graduate.scheme@berkeleygroup.co.uk