Join our Graduate Land Development Programme (2018)

Work alongside directors, gain unparalleled exposure to the Property industry and celebrate success with champagne in the office.

How and Why You Should Apply


Graduate Land Development Programme Fulham, London

  • £33,000 salary
  • Company profit share
  • Champagne in the office
  • Regular learning activities, from office training to group field visits

What you will be doing

As part of our exclusive Graduate Land Development Programme, you will assist with the acquisition of land suitable for future development.

  • You will build relationships with agents, property consultants and land owners
  • You will identify sites which match the company's acquisition criteria
  • You will conduct on-site appraisals to evaluate various aspects of a site’s potential
  • You will assist in the due diligence process prior to acquisition
  • You will assist with achieving outstanding planning consents post acquisition.

What you will have

We are currently hiring candidates to begin our two-year graduate programme starting in October 2018.

Whilst we don’t look for candidates with a developed knowledge of the industry, we do expect you be a fast and keen learner. A strong interest in property development is critical, and industry experience is advantageous.

  • You are a high achiever, either on track for or already holding a 2:1 degree or higher (preferably in a Property-related degree) and strong A Level results
  • You are committed, with a tremendous capacity for hard work
  • You are confident in your work, with a 'go anywhere, do anything' attitude
  • You are the type who never takes 'no' for an answer
  • You are a stickler for detail and a benchmark for quality
  • You are full of that entrepreneurial spirit that no one can teach, with an uncanny knack for spotting hidden value
  • You are a self-starter who takes the initiative
  • You are licensed to drive in the UK and have your own vehicle (this is essential for visiting sites in and around Central London).

Your first year at Goldcrest

Meet Jon

Acquisition Manager

I know there's a progression plan in place for me going forward and it's exciting to know I'll be an integral part of the company.

Where You Will Be


Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Goldcrest

The community-focused specialists in land acquisition, development and sales in the heart of London.

The Culture at Goldcrest

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Our Culture - What we do

We are specialists in Land Acquisition, Development & Sales within the M25, targeting difficult sites with perceived problems.

We are uniquely creative in our design and development approach, as every single one of our colleagues is highly professional and an expert in their field.

Some might say we celebrate too much, but we like to celebrate every success! Dinners, socials and champagne - opened the traditional French way with a sword - are regular occurrences here.

At the same time, we recognise that every colleague contributes to our success, so we all share in the profits.

We balance excellent design with commercial thinking to regenerate the most complex sites.

We proudly support the communities in which we work, through regenerating brownfield land and the creation of our own Goldcrest Community Award.

With the skills and flexibility to react quickly to movements in the market and local planning regimes, we often exchange contracts unconditionally in a week when others would take ten. Our combination of commercial acumen and innovative design makes us able to unlock the hidden value in land.

We have a unique approach to uncovering under-utilised, brownfield sites and producing imaginative plans that maximise regenerative impact. Our delivery of these schemes, with detailed planning permission, has created thousands of new homes and substantial commercial space over 30 years.

I'm the biggest fan of the graduate programme, having started as a graduate myself and risen to the role of Managing Director.

Progression at Goldcrest

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Francesca's Graduate Story


The graduate programme has allowed me to work on projects by myself, and see things through from beginning to end... Every single day is different.

Our Future - Where we're going

Why Graduates Are Key to Our Future

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Ben Leek, Managing Director

Our graduate programme has been proven to provide unlimited progression throughout the company.

Joining us straight out of university in 2005, our very own Managing Director began on the programme and was supported through various roles to his current position.

Our rigorous & challenging structure, alongside a personalised development plan, will enable you to accelerate your career in Property Development.

We have a completely flat management structure, allowing new team members to work alongside company directors and to have an equal input into the company. Similarly, all profit is shared between everyone, as we celebrate success as a team.

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