With a history stretching back over 100 years, Alder King is one of the UK’s leading independent property consultancies. And if our many awards and growing client base are anything to go by, we must be doing something right.
Now we’re looking for a new intake of ambitious individuals who want to join us for the next phase of our adventure – the future.
With fresh challenges around the corner, we want to continue to attract the best and brightest talent, offering career development through our structured Graduate Development Programme.
Designed for graduates working towards their APC, the programme:
Covers all RICS designated surveying pathways
Includes both internal and external training
Gives experience across all disciplines to fulfil the requirements of the APC
The programme offers an essential first step into a life-long career in property. Achieving an exceptional pass rate we are delighted to retain the majority of our graduates post-qualification.
You’ll be provided with a Structured Training Agreement for your Continuing Professional Development and you’ll work alongside Partners and other professional staff to achieve the relevant knowledge and experience.
The only way is forwards…
With the right experience and a little help from the rest of us, our new graduates will one day become the industry leaders of tomorrow.
There are many rewards working for Alder King. We have a long and proud heritage as an independent, people-focused company, where every voice is heard, every opinion respected, every idea listened to, every talent nurtured.
“You’re not just a number in a system, you’re treated as an individual.”
Emma Smith, Associate
We want to lead our clients into the future, and you’ll be in the forefront of this commitment. It’s a real chance to build lasting relationships and make an impact at the cutting edge of the industry.
You can expect a lot of encouragement and practical support from our management team. But you’ll be in control of how you develop.
If you join us, you might find you’re here for a long time. Many of our senior professionals have been with us over 15 years. Many joined as graduates and stayed. It’s not unusual. So, you can expect to find a lot of continuity and a pretty contented workforce.
Once you’ve qualified, if you make a good case for trying a different career direction, or moving somewhere else, you’ll find a sympathetic ear. You are the future of our business, so we want to give you every opportunity to develop and thrive.
Applying for our graduate programme
There are no limits to the number of partners: if you’re talented and ambitious enough, you can get to that level.”
James Mackay, Partner
Alder King operates a rolling graduate programme, which means we are happy to accept applications from candidates at any time. There are no fixed deadlines or programme start dates; what we will do is assess your application and consider how and where you might fit in, and then organise the right people to progress your application.
To apply, please send a CV and covering email outlining your area/s of interest and ambitions for the future, making sure to tell us why you think you’re a perfect candidate to join one of the most successful and respected companies in the sector.
When you apply, you will be sent a confirmation of receipt of your application which will advise on the next steps and what you can expect to happen, and when.
Alder King is an equal opportunities employer.
Opportunities at Alder King
Alder King has a system of Graduate Mentoring and review to ensure you have the best possible chance of passing the APC at the first attempt.
Although we do not exercise a formalised rotation programme, you will be given the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of different specialist areas, in order to gain relevant knowledge.
Training & Development
Individuals joining our Graduate Development Programme will benefit from a Structured Training Agreement which provides ongoing personal development as well as regular reviews with a Supervising Officer and Counsellor.
Our Commitment to You
“Graduates are the future of our business at Alder King and we are committed to offering you every opportunity to develop.
“Our Graduate Personal Development Programme includes a comprehensive training schedule, graduate mentoring with regular reviews and thorough preparation towards APC. Our excellent pass rate is a reflection of our ongoing commitment and we constantly review and develop our approach to graduates to ensure future success and to meet the requirements of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.”
Lynn Guest, Partner
- Competitive Salary, reviewed every six months
- Bonus Scheme
- Generous Pension Scheme
- Financial assistance with additional external APC Training
- APC enrolment fee
- Study leave
- Registration and RICS/RTPI Annual Subscription
- Annual holiday entitlement of 33 days, including Statutory Bank Holidays
- Professional subscriptions for other relevant professional organisations