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Company name: The Berkeley Group Holdings plc

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Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Company website: www.berkeleygroup.co.uk

Address: Berkeley House, 19 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JG

Contact details: Joanne Potton, tel: +44 (0)1932 868 555

Number of employees: Over 900

Company summary: The Berkeley Group is recognised as a leader in the field of residential-led property development in London and the south-east, with a focus on urban regeneration. Each of its main businesses, Berkeley Homes, St George, St James, St Edward and Berkeley First, have established strong brand identities which have become synonymous with quality and excellence. Our autonomous, experienced management teams consistently demonstrate the vision and flair to create vibrant sustainable places where people aspire to live, work and play.

Company culture: Berkeley has created an environment where our people have the confidence and freedom to operate to the best of their ability. Since its inception in 1976, the core values that underpin Berkeley have remained constant. These are financial strength, decisions made based on deep experience and common sense and a real passion for creating homes and places of a high quality that will stand the test of time and meet the aspirations of our customers.

Diversity, social responsibility: We strive to be an equal opportunities employer. In particular, we aim to ensure that all employees, potential employees and other individuals receive equal treatment (including access to employment, training and opportunity for promotion), regardless of their age, disability, ethnic or national origin, marital status, nationality, religion, race, sex or sexuality.

Environment and sustainability: Berkeley has always adopted a holistic approach to sustainability. It is embedded within the Group's development process and is fundamental to creating the quality homes and places for which Berkeley is renowned. Our innovative approach has been consistently recognised externally, most notably through winning the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2008, and through being ranked first for the last four years in the NextGeneration benchmark of the UK's top 20 housebuilders' sustainability performance.

Innovation: In 2010, Berkeley launched its Vision 2020 strategy. Vision 2020 sets ambitious objectives for the next decade across all areas of the business for the benefit of our customers, the environment and our people. The strategy includes the significant industry-leading commitment to meet the Building for Life Silver Standard on all new developments submitted for planning permission. Berkeley's vision for 2020 focuses on: the Customer Experience; Building Greener Homes; Delivering Sustainable Communities; and Running a Sustainable Business. Our vision is: 'By 2020 our stakeholders will view us as the leader in delivering sustainable homes and communities, as well as being one of the UK's most sustainable businesses.'

Opportunities: Passionate people are the key to our success. The Group is always keen to recruit experienced, like-minded people to continually improve and fulfil its vision of remaining the urban regeneration specialist in the UK. If you would like to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to joanne.potton@berkeleygroup.co.uk.

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