BNP Paribas Real Estate welcomes record number of graduates for 2018 intake

BNP Paribas Real Estate has this year welcomed a record intake of 50 new hires onto their graduate programme. Last year the company welcomed 15 graduates across the country to the scheme.

The new recruits join the business across the commercial business lines under the BNP Paribas Real Estate brand, as well as the rural, planning and development teams which trade under Strutt & Parker. This is the first joint cohort since the two companies merged last year.

The new hires come from a variety of universities with a near 50:50 gender split. Of the cohort, 29 are female and 21 are male.

This year, the rural department accounted for the largest proportion of new hires, with 19 graduates joining across the country, who will advise over 3,000 rural clients on over 2m acres of land.

As one of the leading real estate advisers, BNP Paribas Real Estate offers a comprehensive range of services and expertise making it an ideal starting point for a career in real estate. The structured development programme means that graduates have the potential to build a highly successful career at the company.

Stephen Wolfe, Head of Valuation and Graduate Board Sponsor at BNP Paribas Real Estate, commented: “Our graduate programme has been proven to help launch highly successful real estate careers. I joined Strutt & Parker’s graduate scheme in 1989 and our COO Mark England also started as a graduate on the programme over 30 years ago. Our wide-range of services offer the opportunity to be exposed to many facets of the real estate world to ensure that all our graduates have the knowledge and confidence to progress in their career.”

Applications for the 2019 graduate programme open on Monday 1st October.