Business Unit
London - Gresham Street
Closing date
Contract type
Full time
Employment type

Build more than just your career

At Avison Young, people are at the heart of what we do. We have a rich heritage that we’re proud of, but we’re equally as excited about our vision for the future of the UK.

Real opportunities, real responsibility

As a graduate surveyor, we believe that you have what it takes to shape the future of the property industry. This means that you will be given real challenges and responsibility, right from the get-go. During your training you will develop much more than just the technical skills needed to thrive in your field. You will develop leadership qualities which will help you fast track your career.

As a graduate surveyor, you’ll join us on a journey to become a professionally qualified surveyor with membership of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

You will be allocated a dedicated supervisor and counsellor to assist you during your training as well as tailored support from our APC training provider.

What you will be doing

You will be working in a fast paced and rapidly evolving industry to provide a dedicated and high level of service to Telecoms clients and to ensure Avison Young sustains and enhances its’ reputation for the quality of its’ expert strategic advice. You will act as a case holder within the Telecoms rating team reporting to a Director.

Main duties, responsibilities and accountabilities

With training and under guidance the main aspects of the role include:

  • Day to day case load management
  • Appraising masts and other telecoms properties for business rates purposes
  • Mitigate clients’ business rates liability by drafting and submitting ‘Checks’ and ‘Challenges’ as part of the CCA (Check, Challenge, Appeal) appeal system for Business Rates
  • Monitoring and responding to deadlines in the ‘Check Challenge Appeal’ process
  • Engaging with and where possible negotiating with the VOA
  • Managing and keeping track of site information, appraisals, and deadlines

The telecoms department is multi-disciplinary and there will also be opportunities for the individual to engage with colleagues to gain knowledge and experience in the other areas.

Who are we looking for?

  • Graduate looking to start their RICS qualification or already working towards this as a clear objective.
  • Flexible and fast learning approach, confident and able to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to juggle caseloads and client demands.
  • A team player who is also able to lead with humility
  • An ability to challenge for the better
  • A strong drive for results, with an unwavering focus on the end game
  • The desire to adapt to anything, and demonstrate agility when things don’t go to plan
  • A passion for building great relationships with external and internal clients
  • An ability to look ahead, and to understand the commercial landscape
  • A talent for inspiring and energising those around you

If you believe that you would be a great fit for our graduate programme, we would love for you to apply. For more information, feel free to contact us at

At Avison Young, we are committed to building an inclusive culture that empowers all our employees to thrive, be successful and feel a sense of belonging.  Avison Young is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to treating all its employees and job applicants equally.  This includes implementing deliberate strategies that advance underrepresented communities in commercial real estate careers.

If you are person with a disability, if you are neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, Avison Young will be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you.