Trainee Chartered Accountant - CBRE Global Workplace Solutions

Job Title: Trainee Chartered Accountant - CBRE Global Workplace Solutions
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Reference: GWS FG
Contact Name: Stephanie Berstock
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 29, 2021 17:31

Job Description

Become a Chartered Accountant with CBRE GWS

CBRE is the world’s leading commercial real estate services firm. CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) is a leading provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. The GWS business supports occupier clients, providing a complete set of services to corporate occupiers of commercial real estate across EMEA. GWS is redefining ‘workplace’ because we believe every place of work can become a competitive advantage for our clients.

We know that the way to deliver exceptional service is by recruiting and retaining the very best, and we believe that every one of our employees has a key role to play in our success, so we make sure that we focus on yours.


Our success is your success

Over our three-year scheme you will gain invaluable experience across the finance team through three one-year placements which will include central finance teams as well as various client facing roles. We will fund and support you whilst you train for your ACA qualification. In partnership with our training provider, you will receive a study package which includes day release to college, time off for study leave and a skills development programme to help you become a confident and capable Chartered Accountant. In addition, we work with the government apprenticeship scheme and you will be gaining an Apprenticeship Level 7.


The Details

Location: London and the South East

Vacancy start: September 2021

Degree subjects: Any

Degree requirements: 2:2 or above

Days Holiday: 25


Your next steps

Application closing date: 16 April 2021 (Due to extremely high volume of applications received we have had to close early)

Initial screening and second round questions: w/c 19 April 2021

Numerical tests for candidates from non-Finance/Accounting/Maths degrees: w/c 3 May 2021

Assessment centre: w/c 14 June 2021


So, is it a match?

We’re looking for enthusiastic 2:2+ (or equivalent) graduates from any discipline who are attracted to gaining industry experience and keen to grow with us. You will have the ability to be customer-focused, innovative and will be driven and dedicated, just like us.

If you have any queries on whether you are eligible for our programme, please email us at

Don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what some of the graduates on the scheme have said…

"Going through the CBRE ACA scheme is tough, however the reward is certainly worth it. During my time on the scheme I was faced with many challenges both in my day-to-day role as well as during my exam studies, perhaps most challenging being the ability to balance my time. I’ve been lucky to have been assigned to interesting and varied placements coupled with a wealth of support from my fellow graduates and managers. It truly is a unique experience where you can work across the entirety of the business and in doing so hone a plethora of skills. After successfully finishing the CBRE ACA scheme I have developed both personally and professionally and am ready to take on new challenges in my future career in finance."

"I feel the graduate scheme has offered me the opportunity to gain a diverse set of skills which will prepare me well for the rest of my career. These skills derive from the rotation in different departments and gaining exposure to central and client roles, which have expanded my skill set as well as providing varied and challenging work.

Another advantage of working at CBRE is the supportive nature of the managers. They are approachable and willing to listen to any queries that you may have and will work with you to lay the foundation so you can succeed both in exams and in your day to day work.

After completing the scheme and securing my first post qualification role at CBRE, I feel I have the necessary skills to continue my development in order to succeed in my career going forwards."