Pathways to Property Work Experience Placements

As part of the Summer School programme, Pathways to Property is able to offer a number of participants the opportunity to take part in a one week work experience placement with a real estate firm.

rref-pathways-work-experience-smallerWork experience placements help participants to develop their understanding of the property sector whilst developing confidence working in a corporate environment.  Students are encouraged to use the experience in supporting statements for UCAS applications.

What's involved?

The placements are organised by Pathways to Property with real estate firms.

It is an opportunity to shadow industry professionals to learn about the types of jobs available and the skills needed to work in the profession. The structure of each placement will vary but typical activities undertaken during the placement include:

  • Work shadowing surveyors
  • Attending meetings
  • Site visits
  • Networking with property professionals

How long do placements last?

Work experience placements last for one week in October half-term.

What financial support is given?

A bursary of £250 is given to participants to cover travel and subsistence costs. 

How do I apply?

Work experience placements are open to students who have completed the Pathways to Property Summer School programme. Further details on how to apply will be given during the Summer School.  Places are limited.  

Work Experience 2016

rref-pathways-work-experience-smaller1Following the success of the Pathways to Property Summer School in July 2016, Pathways to Property arranged one week, work experience placements for students who participated in the programme.

This year 38 students benefitted from a placement.  The placements took place in October during half-term week.

We are very grateful to the following firms for hosting students:

Comments from participants

I'd like to give a special thank you for those who organised it [the work experience placement]. I had an amazing time and learnt invaluable things. Initially I was slightly unsure about if I was going to pursue a career in property but now I am adamant to.

It was really interesting to see the day-to-day work of a surveyor, and the diversity it can bring to any given day. I was working within the residential department which I was particularly happy about ... I absolutely loved it and was sad to leave at the end of the week to return to school life, hopefully I will return one day as an employee, who knows! Thank you for the amazing opportunity though to go there, it wouldn't have happened without the Real Estate Foundation so big, big thank yous!

Amazing experience! Couldn't find any flaws!  The work experience placement exceeded all my expectations, it has been the best work experience I have been on. 

The work experience programme for students who attend the Summer School in July 2017 will take place in October 3017. 

If you are interested in further details or if you are a real estate firm and would like to offer a placement, please contact the Pathways to Property team on or tel. +44 (0)118 378 4196

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