We are home to some of the most exciting, inspirational, and innovative people in the real estate industry, passionately working to grow our business and nurture our brands. At the heart of our business are shared values and aspirations that define and mold us into an employer of choice for talented and ambitious people.
Our core business is developing and managing purpose-built rental housing for young people in Nairobi to address the shortage of good quality, safe, and secure housing for the fast-growing population of students and young professionals.
We offer a wide spectrum of career opportunities in development management, operations, finance, investment management amongst others. Our career page allows you to view all opportunities within Acorn and our brands, learn why we are right for you, meet our people, and apply for current vacancies. We are doing something that has not been done before in Sub-Saharan Africa!
Whether you are an intern or the CEO, we give you the room to hold yourself accountable against our shared values, aspirations and goals.
We do not solve a problem twice and we expect you to take responsibility for your results
We are doing something that has not been done before in Africa.
We have enough problems to solve that will stretch the limits of your imagination
We encourage you to solve problems through innovation and knowledge creation.
We do not hire smart people and tell you what to do.
We trust you to find solutions in a consultative environment
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I am a Management Trainee – HR Service Executive at Acorn
I joined Acorn on the 4th of December as a Digital Marketing Intern and In May 2020 I was offered an opportunity as a HR Intern. The experience I have gained from Acorn has been an amazing journey as my first workplace experience. I did not know what to expect when I first walked into the office, I was obviously nervous about how I would fit in and navigate the way around.
From day one, you are trusted to contribute and take lead in what you are comfortable with. Whatever you wish to do, Acorn gives you a chance, once you have succeeded in the tasks assigned to you. It is a great place to expand your horizons and grow your career. Not only did I gain great knowledge and understanding in the Marketing and HR field, I established newfound confidence in myself and my abilities that will definitely go towards strengthen my career development.
I am a Development Manager – Development at Acorn
I joined Acorn in May 2014 as the Assistant Project Manager. In 2021, I was promoted to a Development Manager where I am responsible for the end to end life cycle of a project. My experience at Acorn has been one of growth and unmatched exposure.
With no two project being the same, it is essential to always monitor each projects against the set standards of Health and Safety, Quality, Time and Cost. A typical day will involve collaborating with the design teams to determine the specifications of the project, planning construction operations and schedule intermediate phases to ensure deadlines are met, acquiring permits and licenses and monitoring their validity and ensuring all this is achieved safely. The foremost facet is to ensure that the client brief is delivered as required.
I am a Customer Experience Executive at Qwetu Ruaraka.
I joined Acorn in June 2019. My journey to joining Acorn began in April 2019 when I received a call from a member of the Acorn HR team. At first, I was nervous, but she had such a reassuring and calm voice, I hardly realized I was having an interview. That call gave me a sneak preview of the company’s strong work culture and made me look forward to joining the team.
After a competitive shortlisting process, I got the job! Together with other new recruits, we went through an on-boarding process. Every department gave us a detailed brief of what they do, we visited the operating properties and construction sites, and finally had a session with the Chief Executive Officer. The professionalism is unmatched. When I finally landed on my station, I knew exactly what was expected of me.
Working at Qwetu has been very interesting. I am part of a cross-functional team whose purpose is to deliver comfort, community, and learning to the Qwetu residents. The most exciting part of my job is our residents. They are so full of life, funny, energetic and there is never a dull day with them. They make me long to go to work.
I am a Security Team Leader at Qwetu WilsonView
Due to the good working environment at Qwetu, I picked interest and applied for the position of Security Assistant. I have been with the company for the last two and a half years and my experience has been AMAZING!! I joined as a Security Assistant at Qwetu Jogoo Road in 2018. I was then promoted to the position of Security Team Leader and was part of the team which opened Qwetu WilsonView in February 2020.
Great company culture and lots of training if you want it. Majority of the time, the company promotes from within, depending on the availability of skills for that particular position.
Acorn gives all staff members an opportunity to share ideas to better the organization no matter which department or level you are in. Everyone’s opinion matters. At Acorn, we do not only share ideas but also get to see them implemented. I can happily say that I contribute to the company’s growth, a feeling every employee nurtures.
We are always on the lookout for talented, ambitious and amazing people. We are home to some of the most exciting, inspirational and innovative people in the real estate and investment sectors, passionately working to grow our business and nurture our brands.
Our unique and defining culture is pillared on trust, communication, recognition, celebration and development for self and others, in addition to competitive compensation, benefits, employee engagement and incentive programs. We self-lead. We challenge. We create and innovate – our clarion call that underpins excellence in everything we do.
We are doing something amazing – something that has not been done before in sub-Saharan Africa. If you are ready to launch and/or grow your career beyond what you thought possible – and you would enjoy working in a fast, high performance environment that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous – we are home for you!
Join us and let’s do this together.
If you are ready to launch your career beyond what you thought possible, we are home for you.
Look out for opportunities to join our internship, apprenticeship and management trainee programs.
We are the first fully integrated real estate company in East Africa offering property development, property management and real estate investment, focused on rental housing for students and young professionals.
Join us and let us change the real estate market in Africa!
Qwetu is our flagship purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) brand providing students with the most conducive environment, amenities, and services to enable them to thrive and succeed during their college and university years.
Our amazing property operations staff keep our customers happy. We have opportunities in Customer Experience, Security, Hygiene and Maintenance.