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

If you have all of these, our Early Careers Development Programmes will equip you with everything else you need to achieve your professional qualifications as quickly as possible to build a progressive career. As the opportunities continue to grow, you’ll be guided through structured and continual learning.

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Have a look at our Future Professionals brochure.

Read more about programmes below.

Which of our routes could be right for you?

  • Graduate to professional in real time

    There’s 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. Accelerate that learning with structured training, underpinned by focused mentoring and support from senior professionals eager to share their knowledge and skills.

    You’ll be supported to achieve your professional qualifications faster, while also being given every opportunity to make an impact. 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.

    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, and we’re a RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark signatory.

    If you’re eager, ambitious and capable, you’ll be encouraged, enabled and equipped to achieve your potential.


    Apply now (Graduate, Netherlands)
  • How does the programme work?

    We recruit exceptional graduates onto our two-year rotational development programme consisting of four six-month rotations, dedicated to helping them become a chartered building surveyor, chartered cost manager/quantity surveyor, or a chartered project manager. If that’s you, you’ll be supported throughout your studies and assisted financially all the way to attaining chartership.

    For the RICS route, you’ll be assigned a supervisor to help with technical and professional tasks, and to support and coach you through their APC / PRP training programme, which can be completed in two to three years. you will also be assigned a counsellor to ensure your training is progressing.

    As well as your professional mentor, you will 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 be encouraged to take advantage of learning and development programmes designed to equip you with the skills and experience you need to build a progressive career.

    You’ll also benefit from our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme which is designed to keep your knowledge and skills up to date.

  • Who can apply?

    If you’re a UK-based undergraduate or postgraduate in any discipline, you’re welcome to apply.

    If your degree is non-cognate (not a construction related degree / or construction related but not RICS accredited), you will complete your Professional Qualification within the two to three-year timeframe just like cognate graduates. You will also complete a part-time RICS accredited conversion course, paid for by RLB. Year out placements are also available for undergraduate students.

    How to apply

    Submit your application form below and select your preferred scheme (Graduate, Year out Placement or Europe Graduate). Once we’ve received your application, we’ll contact you within 5 working days to let you know the outcome. If shortlisted, you’ll be invited to participate in screening activities.

    If successful, you’ll be invited to an RLB protégé assessment day.

    Applications for our 2022 intake for UK-based graduates is now closed, but you can still apply for a graduate position based in the Netherlands.

    Apply now (Graduate, Netherlands)
  • Opt in to an exceptional year out

    Working on fast-track projects for a diversity of dynamic clients offers a wealth of career-building expertise. Our Year Out Placement Scheme offers high-calibre students and undergraduates a unique opportunity to support our teams across the UK working in cost management, project management, building surveying and health & safety, advisory services and non-technical disciplines.

    Here, you’ll gain experience in sectors including quantity surveying, building surveying and health & safety, and project management across sectors that include residential, retail, healthcare and education. We often welcome many of our Year Out placement students back to RLB after graduation, offering them a full-time role through our Graduate Programme to continue their APC/PRP training to professional qualification.

  • Earn while you learn

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

    Not only will you learn while you earn in a supportive culture, gaining an academic and RICS qualification (RICS, CIOM, CMI, ICE) along the way, we’ll also pay your university fees.

    Structured training and support from assessors and counsellors is 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.

    Ongoing opportunities: Intake April-September
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  • Building a bigger future starts here

    School leavers and undergraduates can join us throughout the year on work experience, for an internship or summer placement. These initiatives are part of our Future Professionals Programme and are designed to give you structured exposure to a variety of disciplines, and insight into what your RLB career could look like over a period of 2-8 weeks. They are an ideal opportunity to explore your interest in the built environment, learn new skills and guide your future career.

    To apply email