Build the world you want to live in with a career in the infrastructure property sector.

We are looking for an ambitious Graduate to join our growing Infrastructure teams in Leeds.

Our society is changing, as can be seen in news reports every day. Housing shortages, water shortages, climate change, biodiversity, energy supplies, renewable energy and the switch to electric cars from 2030 are all issues that our society is facing today. Our towns, cities and countryside have to adapt to the change and you could be part of building the world we want to live in.

The team

Our infrastructure team is the fastest growing of its kind in the country, now with 180 people in seven offices around the UK, working with major clients including Network Rail, HS2, National Highways, National Grid and the Crown Estate. 

Operating in both rural and urban environments, our Infrastructure graduates are directly involved in delivering the world we need for the 21st Century and beyond. We cover an array of services to clients within the following sectors:

  • Energy
  • Minerals & Waste
  • Regeneration
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities    
  • Transport
  • Geospatial / GIS
  • Property / Asset management 

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for an effective individual to become part of our team that delivers real change to people’s livesYou will deal with a wide range of property clients from local Councils and London Boroughs, Network Rail, DfT, TfL, Water companies, and Telecoms providers to home-owners, farmers, equestrian and agri businesses and small and multinational commercial businesses. You will take an active part in assisting with the negotiation of acquisition and relocation packages for a range of property types including farming businesses, commercial and industrial businesses and residential property, supporting the consenting and delivery of major infrastructure projects.

Your work each day will vary, you could be supporting with gaining consent for access across third party land, negotiating lease events, acquiring land and buildings, negotiating business relocations, asset acquisitions and disposals, valuations and contributing to strategic land acquisition reports. You will undertake site visits, meet clients and colleagues, and attend public consultation events.

You will take an active role in the development and implementation of efficient, ‘best practice’ internal systems and processes, optimising IT and other resources. You will gain experience in some specialised and sought-after skills including land assembly negotiations and compulsory purchase which are in short supply in the market. Our in-house Academy training course will give you a head start with over 20 hours of CPD.      

Clients are at the heart of what we do, so ensuring you develop and maintain strong relationships with our clients is essential, this includes attending client meetings and preparing communications and reports.

What will it take to be successful?

Candidates applying to Infrastructures will be from a variety of backgrounds, we are interested in receiving applications from students available to join us in Autumn 2024 who have a keen interest in the infrastructure of our country and the ways we can make a difference to the world we live in. You will be from land management, environmental, infrastructure, planning & development, land administration, geography, real estate and various educational backgrounds, you will develop a broad understanding of the role in the entire property/real estate lifecycle from land registration/mapping to management to development to remediation and re use.

Ideally you will have a RICS accredited degree, however we do welcome applications from candidates with non-accredited degrees and other relevant qualifications. For GIS and Geospatial opportunities you will be able to follow the CICES: Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and RGS: Royal Geographic Society as Chartered GIS / Geographers. 

Experience within a real estate or civil engineering organisation across the rural, commercial or energy sectors gained through work experience or placements will be an advantage.  It is essential that you have a full driving license as regular travel is required.

Our promise to you

From day one of our scheme you will be invested in. We offer a structured training programme, an APC supervisor or counsellor, and regular assessments to ensure you achieve the full level of competency required for your APC.  In addition, we pay your APC registration fee and your first APC final assessment, and offer up to five days study leave.

Carter Jonas believes in investing in their employees and ensuring everyone is provided with the right support and guidance to achieve their full potential. As a Graduate you will benefit from:

  • A strong network of graduates across all our divisions.
  • Formal APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) training.
  • RICS Counsellors and Mentors to help with both work and study.
  • A supportive social environment.
  • Exposure to multiple Sectors and rotation opportunities within the Infrastructure team. 
  • Regular CPD (Continued Professional Development) opportunities.
  • Ongoing & personalised support from industry specialists.
  • Gaining real work experience.

Why choose us?

We offer a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, flexible benefits, referral schemes and generous annual leave.

As an equal opportunity employer, with the Investors in People Gold accreditation, we are dedicated to driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Learning and development is important to us; we encourage everyone to continue developing to optimise their performance and fulfil their potential. We have an agile flexible working policy; many of our team work flexibly, we would be happy to talk to you about how this could work for you. We enjoy what we do, and we do it well, which is why 80% of our business comes from repeat clients.

About us

Since 1855, Carter Jonas has grown to be one of the largest and most respected property consultancies in the UK with a network of 34 offices across England and Wales, employing more than 1,000 partners and employees.

Our tailored service and Simply Better Advice have enabled us to forge lasting, intelligent and trusting partnerships with our clients. These long-standing relationships are our most important and most closely protected asset. From private landowners to local authorities, pension funds to farmers – our universe of client experience is among the most varied in UK property.

We employ the very best people. We are a place where people want to work, and our culture is both collaborative and business minded. We have experts in every field who deliver long term advice that enhances our clients’ future prosperity.

Ahead of the curve, we are pioneering in the use of technology within the property industry, making Carter Jonas a hugely exciting place to work.

Our values

  • Approachable – We treat every relationship with respect, integrity, and warmth
  • Effective – We do what we say we will, we do it well and we are accountable
  • Ambitious – We are ambitious for our clients and for our firm

We look to recruit individuals who represent our core values, but who can also demonstrate the six Carter Jonas competencies that are the foundation of our career pathways. These competencies will aide their personal development in the business, and comprise of:

  • Communication - Ensures effective, clear, and relevant communications in support of business objectives
  • People - Demonstrates leadership in conduct and effectively manages and develops people to optimise performance through others
  • Business Development & Client Care - Ensures effective communication to facilitate excellent client care and collaboration and pursuing opportunities for increased business and profit mindful of the Firm’s heritage and values
  • Use of Technology - Modern, Agile, Digital Employee
  • Teamwork - Recognises the importance of working with others, to collaborate and co-operate to achieve business
  • Personal Effectiveness & Productivity - Engage, promote, and adhere to compliance requirements including all internal processes and procedures which manage risk and enhance productivity.