While jobs involving buying, selling and leasing land and property are the most common graduate positions, there are also opportunities for graduates to be involved in property appraisal, property development projects, body corporate management and financing loans.
Common graduate roles include:
Larger firms will offer more graduate jobs. Property giants like Stockland, the Mirvac Group and Real Estate Australia offer graduate programs which close around November each year for start dates in the new year. As well as property real estate graduates, these programs are ideal for IT graduates and business graduates.
Graduates with an interest in finance and business should also consider the range of graduate programs offered by Australia's banks. These often close later in the year for the following year start dates.
Graduates intending to pursue real estate should also consider the large real estate agency chains such as LJ Hooker, The Professionals and Ray White, as well as smaller boutique agencies.
Graduate entry into some positions is extremely competitive, but those seeking employment in this field are likely to find a suitable position reasonably quickly. Because many jobs can be commission based, hard work will be required. Remaining employed and earning a good salary can be a greater challenge than getting a job!
In general, higher population density areas will have more jobs, meaning that capital cities would be the place of choice for property real estate graduates.
The medium starting salaries for most property real estate graduate jobs is between $50k and $55k.