There is no one way to start a property career – the same goes for every industry! But, the most popular route would be to complete a degree in a property or property-adjacent subject. This could be as an undergraduate, or as a postgraduate conversion after studying something unrelated. From here, you will have a great platform to impress employers, feel comfortable in a strong base of knowledge, and secure a graduate property job.
However, without a relevant degree, careers in property development or property management are not unattainable. There are other viable ways to enter the property industry, and our team is well-placed to help you pursue these. Apply for training schemes or property graduate schemes, and you can begin to work your way up from inside the industry. Estate agencies in particular are often offering entry level property jobs that do not require much prior experience.
Once you have a foot in the door, jobs in property development can offer great development and progression opportunities. Soon, you may find yourself progressing to graduate property consultant, and after into the realms of seniority. Many of these roles will be client-facing and sales-focused, giving you ample opportunity to grow your confidence and demonstrate your abilities. They are also likely to be target-based roles, which will give you constant opportunities to evaluate your own performance, and establish the speed at which you’re progressing.
As a result, starting a meaningful career in property will at the very least require you to have a certain set of skills. These include communication, being personable, confident, and able to meet specific targets.