RLB Future Professionals are chosen for their potential, ambition, energy and interest in exploring the built environment.

If you are looking to start your career in the built environment with an independent, inclusive, employee-owned business with a ‘people-first’ mindset, we want to hear from you.

Explore our Future Professionals pathways to discover the best route for you.

Which of our routes could be right for you?

  • Graduate to professional in real time

    Our two-year graduate rotational programme provides a dedicated and focused route to professional status. You will gain exposure to high profile projects, supported by unrivalled learning and development.

    There is no better way to learn than being immersed in teams working on leading, landmark projects around the world, sharing ideas and expertise, building relationships and collaborating.

    Our first-class professional programmes include the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and the Professional Review Programme (PRP). Both are RICS and CIOB accredited and are completed over a two to three-year period. We also support other routes to chartership including Association for Project Management (APM) and other specialist professional qualifications.

    And you’ll be doing all this with an award-winning, Investors in People Gold accredited employer. We’re also members of ENEI, bringing to life their ethos of equality and inclusion in the workplace, a RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark signatory and a Disability Confident Level 1 Employer.

    Apply here.

  • How does the programme work?

    We recruit exceptional graduates onto our two-year rotational development programme consisting of four six-month placements.

    You will be supported by a network of managers, mentors and colleagues throughout the programme and assisted financially all the way to attaining chartership. You will also be joining the reverse-mentoring programme, where graduates are matched with one of our Partners to provide insights and perspective from a graduate point of view.

    When you qualify, you’ll get support in mapping out your Personal Career Development Plan and can take advantage of learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) designed to equip you with the skills and experience you need to build a fulfilling career.

  • Who can apply?

    If you’re a UK-based undergraduate or postgraduate in any discipline looking to pursue a career in the built environment, please apply.

    How to apply

    Please submit your application form below outlining your preferred location and service area. Once we’ve received your application, we will be in touch by e-mail to let you know if you have been shortlisted. If successful, you will be invited to an assessment day.

    Applications open in September.

    Apply here.

  • Opt in to an exceptional year out

    Make the most of your year out by working with and learning from RLB teams in a variety of sectors, gaining invaluable, career-building experience.

    You will be working on fast-track projects for a variety of dynamic clients, working in cost management, project management, building surveying and health & safety, advisory services and specialist disciplines.

    You will gain experience in a range of sectors including commercial, residential, retail, healthcare and education.

    Many of our placement students continue their Future Professional career with us after their graduation.

    Applications open in September.

    Apply here.

  • Earn while you learn

    Earn while you learn, have your degree funded and benefit from career-building, real world experience when you embark on an Apprenticeship with RLB.

    RLB’s apprenticeships are an exceptional opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a work environment whilst working towards academic and professional qualifications and being paid a salary.

    Structured training and support are enhanced through working on exciting, live projects with opportunities for travel. As well as Apprenticeship opportunities in building surveying, project management, cost management and quantity surveying, we also offer Level 3 apprenticeships in areas such as I.T. and business administration.

    All our live vacancies are published on the National Apprenticeship Service Website.

  • Building a bigger future starts here


    During your internship, you will gain a structured insight into our business and the built environment that will inform your future career plans.

    We offer internships across our services and locations for a period of four to eight weeks. During your internship, you will have the opportunity to contribute to exciting projects, attend internal and external meetings and participate in site visits.

    Our internships are open to anyone interested in finding out more about RLB and the built environment. We invite applications from anyone:

    • aged 18 and over who have completed their A levels (or equivalent);
    • studying at/or recently graduated from university at undergraduate or postgraduate level; or
    • career changers or career returners, including maternity / paternity returners or ex-armed forces.

    Applications will open on our careers page from January to April each year. In your application, you should outline you preferred discipline(s), location and duration.

    Apply here.

  • Work Experience

    We offer one-to-two-week work experience opportunities across our disciplines and locations.

    During your work experience, you will shadow RLB employees with their day-to-day work including attending internal and external meetings on a range of projects. You will gain insight into the built environment and what it is like to work at RLB.

    Work experience is open to students aged 18 and over including career changers.

    Apply here.