emea Graduate Programme

Our EMEA Graduate Programme is a structured two and a half year programme to kickstart your career and develop you to become a qualified surveyor through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) - an internationally recognised certificate of professional standard.

Quick Facts


Two and a half years. This is dependent on your final assessment date


France, Paris; Germany, Berlin; The Netherlands, Amsterdam; Poland, Warsaw; Spain, Madrid; UK, London.


Commercial real-estate


MRICS. Achieved by completing the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)


1 x 12-month rotation in your home country + 2 x 6 rotations in different countries


Open from 7 February - 4 March 2022

Start Date

September 2022


Once you complete your APC you will progress your professional career as a chartered surveyor at Colliers.

How will it work?

As a graduate surveyor you will benefit from having the opportunity to build your experience across a wide range of services and specialisations across the EMEA region. You will live in your home country, where you have the right to work, for 12 months. Following this, you will move abroad for six months and experience what it is like to work in a different service line and country. You will have a final six-month period in an additional international location, before returning home. You will have gained a wealth of experience and be ready to pursue your career at Colliers as a Chartered Surveyor.


Whether you’re just starting your career or already part of Colliers you’re eligible to apply for the programme. That said, there is a range of eligibility criteria involved with the international programme. For this reason, we have created an eligibility map to help you figure out whether you’re eligible to apply for the EMEA Graduate Programme.

Training and Development

We learn faster than the competition.
With a culture which encourages entrepreneurship and initiative, we know that you will always want to improve your knowledge, skills and professional competence. That’s why at Colliers we are committed to the life-long learning of our people. Because of this, our structured training programme provides you with an array of training and development opportunities:
Development Conferences
Induction Programme
Structured Development Pathway
Work Rotations
Business Skills Training
CPD Events
Colliers University in partnership with LinkedIn Learning
APC Training days and internal mocks
APC Accelerated learning program

The Application Process ​

Online registrations will open on Monday 7 February 2022, and will close on Friday, 4 March 2022.
Online registration

This is a short section where you will share your contact details, answer questions regarding your eligibility on the programme, your background, and experience. ​

Application Form & Video Cover Letter

This stage will give us a small window into who you are and the talent you possess. The application form will comprise a few competency-based questions and the video cover letter is your opportunity to express why you’re applying for the programme.

Video Interview

During this stage this is an opportunity for us to find out more about you and your passion for the industry. The aim of this stage is to identify your strengths and your fit for the programme.

Virtual Assessment Centre

Like a normal assessment centre, this stage is comprised of a range of individual and paired exercises that will take place virtually throughout the day. Due to the nature of this stage, you will have a suitable amount of time to prepare for each task. The assessment centre will conclude with a final interview, where you will be given the chance to meet a member of your potential team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for the programme if I live outside of the six home countries?

Yes, you can apply for the programme, however, please note that successful applications will need to be processed on a case-by-case basis in order to arrange the corresponding visa sponsorship certificate for the programme.

Will I have to find my own accommodation to live in during the duration of the programme?

Yes! As future talent in our business we expect you to be able to source your own accommodation throughout the duration of the programme. However, we appreciate that moving to a foreign country is not easy, so we will support you every step of the way with advice and guidance from a local perspective.

What languages will be beneficial for the programme?

It is vital that all candidates can speak a fluent level of English. You will have exposure to international clients and colleagues in which English will be the business language spoken. At the same time you will also have lots of exposure in your local market and therefore being able to speak your home country’s language will be beneficial in some cases.

Do I get to select the countries I go to?

No, you will work in three different countries in total and they will be pre-selected based on your home country and the competencies you need to gain in order to undertake your APC.

How much will I get paid?

You will be paid competitively in-line with the going rate for the profession in the region. Details will be discussed during the application process.

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