About the programme

CBRE UK Ltd. is delighted to launch its new ‘Back to You’ returnship 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. We recognise that the journey back can be difficult, and understand the importance of finding a good work-life balance with opportunities for flexible working arrangements.

Our 12-week paid programme is designed to help people that 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:

  • Welcome event to introduce you to CBRE
  • Market update presentations
  • Line manager to help support and guide you day to day
  • Mentor to have regular check-ins throughout the programme
  • Technical and soft skills training delivered by our in-house talent and learning team
  • Networking opportunities
  • Site visit opportunities
  • The opportunity to develop new relationships
  • The opportunity to broaden your professional networks

You’ll have the chance to make a real impact and contribute to our 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 should apply?


CBRE’s 'Back to You' Returner Programme is for anyone who has taken a career break for any period of time. We welcome applications from people at all levels who have either worked in the property sector before, or have transferable skills from other sectors.

Previous experience in the property industry is not a prerequisite for every role, but a genuine passion for our sector is. 

Applications are open to the following areas of our business:

  • Advisory and Transaction
  • Asset Services
  • Building Consultancy
  • Business Services, including HR, Marketing, IT, Finance and Research
  • Capital Advisors
  • Capital Markets
  • Development
  • Investment Management
  • Valuation & Advisory


What is the recruitment process?


Recruitment for the 'Back to You' programme opens in February. You'll be asked to complete an online application and upload your CV. If you are interested in finding out more before you apply, we invite you to attend our open day (see below). 


'Back to You' Open Day – March 2019


We will be holding an open day where you can hear more about CBRE, our returner programme, application hints and tips and meet people from our business.

Date:              4 March 2019
Time:             12.00 – 13.30
Location:      CBRE, Henrietta House, Henrietta Place, London, W1G 0NB

If you are interested in attending this event, please confirm your place by emailing your name, email address and contact telephone number to ukrecruitment@cbre.com.


Applications for our Back To You – Returner Programme are now closed. However, please do review all our live vacancies as we would be delighted to speak to you about our opportunities whether that be on a full time, part time or flexible basis. Any questions, please contact our UK recruitment team on ukrecruitment@cbre.com.