CBRE ‘Back To You’ Returner Programme

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Location:  London West End, London City

Dates: May to July 2019

Programme: 12 week returnship programme with opportunities for permanent opportunities

About the organisation

CBRE is the world’s biggest property services provider with over 80,000 employees across 68 countries globally. They provide a wide range of integrated property services to corporate occupiers, investors and developers wherever they operate, across all sectors.

These include property sales and leasing; tenant representation; corporate services; facilities, property and project management; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; energy and sustainability services; and research and consulting.  Visit to find out more.

CBRE’s mission is to be world class and at the heart of their business strategy is their focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I). CBRE is at the forefront of D&I which is evidenced by achieving the National Equality Standard in 2018 and having an award-winning Women’s Network which was established in 2005.  This drives their competitive advantage by attracting, recruiting, developing and engaging with a wide range of talent.

About the Programme

CBRE UK Ltd. is delighted to launch their new ‘Back To You’ UK Returner Programme. Applications are open to people who have taken an extended career break and are looking to return to the workplace.

Career breaks can be taken for any number of reasons: to look after a family, provide elderly care, for health reasons, travel, volunteering, study or simply just to take some time out. CBRE recognises that the journey back can be difficult, and understand the importance of finding a good work-life balance with opportunities for flexible working arrangements.

Their 12-week paid programme is designed to help people who are interested in the property sector to transition back into the work environment. Successful candidates will receive tailored guidance and support, incorporating coaching, mentoring, networking and other learning opportunities. This could include:

You’ll have the chance to make a real impact and contribute to their business with continued support throughout. At the end of the programme there may be an opportunity for a permanent role, depending on the success of the working relationship.

Who are they looking for?

CBRE’s returnship programme is for anyone who has taken a career break for any period of time. They welcome applications from people at all levels who have either worked in the property sector before, or have transferrable skills from other sectors.

Previous experience in the property industry is not a pre-requisite for every role, but a genuine passion for the sector is.

Applications are open to the following areas of business:

CBRE ‘Back To You’ – Returner Open Day

If you are interested in finding out more before you apply CBRE is delighted to invite you to their open day where you can hear more about CBRE, their returner programme, application hints and tips as well as meeting people from the business.

Date:              4 March 2019

Time:             12.00 – 13.30

Location:      CBRE, Henrietta House, Henrietta Place, London, W1G 0NB

Please confirm your place by emailing your name, email address and contact telephone number to  Please include  ‘Back to You – Open Day’ in the subject line. Places are limited so, once you have registered, you will receive confirmation if you have a place by email.  You can also view their career pages to learn more about working at CBRE.

How to apply for the Programme

To apply for the ‘Back To You’ UK Returner Programme please complete an online application and upload your CV here. Please show your career break on your CV. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2019.