William Clare

Graduate Scheme

"There are many social and extra curricular activities which allow for interaction with fellow graduates, mentors and other BRE employees"

My time here at BRE has given me a good understanding of the different areas of the business, concerning:

1) what each of them are and particular importance,

2) their interdependence and

3) how their overall activity influences the reputation of BRE.

Each placement has been difference and given me different perspectives to the type of work that is required to make the company run effectively.

My first placement was in BREEAM, where I got a uniquely technical perspective of the business and an in-depth understanding of the environmental certification process. I even got the opportunity to start an assessment on one of the newer buildings on site. The motive was to gain a snapshot of its overall environmental performance, its strengths and areas of improvement.

My second and current placement is in Marketing. The work became broader and more engaging which immediately showed in the opportunities given. I was asked to assist in national conferences such as EcoBuild and conferences which allowed for excellent networking success. Other tasks included market research for new global opportunities within the construction segment of the market, assistance on the maintenance and update of company websites and the handling of other projects.

Apart from this, there were many social and extra curricular activities which allow for interaction with fellow graduates, mentors and other BRE employees. The welcoming environment and community clearly show a care for staff on the part of BRE and a respectable place to work.