See frequently asked questions about our Badenoch & Clark Top Grads programme.
Top Grads was set up to help address the shortage of technically qualified built environment professionals joining the Housing sector. As such, we do require applicants who are in the final year of a Built Environment qualification.
That being said, it’s not just the right qualification we’re looking for, it’s an attitude. All of our clients are looking for self – starters, who are motivated to succeed and are able to work well with others.
For this round of Top Grads we are specifically working with Built Environment faculties for the purpose of hiring those with property qualification. . However, in the following years we will look to broaden our graduate intake to include both Finance & IT.
A predicted 2:1 in a Built Environment qualification.
The majority of our partner opportunities are London based, however, there are also opportunities in Newcastle, Leeds & Brighton. Location specifics can be found on each company’s individual Companies You’ll Work For page.
Not automatically. If you wish to amend an application we recommend notifying us as soon as possible at email@example.com - including your full name and the term “updated application” in the subject line.
Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor visa applications. If you require a visa to work in the UK you must obtain this independently and provide evidence of this visa before the start of the programme.
Meet & Greets
When The week commencing 3rd April 2017 until the 7th April 2017. Please note that the specific day will depend on the company you are matched with.
Where Meet & greets with all companies will be held at our London office. The address for our office is Millennium Bridge House, 2 Lambeth Hill London, EC4V 4BG.
When? The week commencing 10th April 2017 until 13th April 2017.
Where? Formal interviews will be held at each company’s own London office. For more information, go to our Companies You’ll Work With page to find a link their websites.
Because Top Grads is a platform for introducing you to individual companies, each career structure will differ. However, strong candidates can expect to thrive in any Housing Association we represent. Each company has a career path from entry level to Senior Manager or Head of Service, with high calibre candidates often able to reach this in a 5-6 year period.
Yes! Regardless of how far you get through the process, all applicants to Top Grads will receive a Premium Talent Management report with recommendations upon completion of your application. If you are at unsuccessful at any stage, we will notify you by email.
Should you require further feedback, please request this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule a call with you within 72 hours.
The deadline for the Top Grads scheme for 2017 intake will be 25th March.
References will be checked at offer stage. Please note that your employment contract is subject to each company’s individual policy on hiring. Please refer to our partners websites for more information. If you are still unable to locate this, please email email@example.com for clarification.
For this round, we are only looking to consider students who are able to start in September/ October 2017.
The declaration of a disability throughout the interview process is a completely personal choice, in the UK there is no requirement to inform an employee of a disability however the law is on your side, The Equality and Human Rights Commission says that employers must not base decisions about who to take further into the application process on the information people give around a disability.
If you chose not to disclose a disability prior to an interview you may be putting yourself at an unneeded disadvantage. The room you are interviewing in may not be fit for wheelchair users or those with a mobility impairment, online testing may be unreadable or prove difficult to complete if you have a sensory difficulty. A telephone interview may be very difficult if you’re hearing impaired.
We are committed to working with candidates on disclosure so that they see that it is about creating a level playing field rather then being worried to ask for adjustments to be made, every candidate, regardless of disability should be afford the opportunity to go through an interview process that gives them the opportunity to focus on their strengths and not worry about impairments. Being able to show who they are, and what unique skills they can bring to a business.
If you would like a further conversation about disclosure, feel free to get in touch with our Head of Disability Consulting Will Petch at firstname.lastname@example.org