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Benefits and reward
Internship and work experience
PLACEMENT STUDENT SCHEME 2024
At LSH we recognise the benefits of recruiting talent at the very beginning of their professional careers and growing, nurturing and shaping that talent from within.
Modern Apprenticeships allow us to do just that, providing an exciting opportunity to gain practical on-the-job experience whilst studying for a recognised qualification. For the employee it’s an opportunity to ‘learn while you earn’ and gain invaluable work experience which can lead to a permanent, full-time position and the start of a new career! For LSH, apprenticeships are an opportunity to recruit talent from diverse backgrounds and develop their personal and professional skills over a long period of time in the hope that they will want to stay and build their career with us.
To date we have recruited apprentices into LSH in the following disciplines:
Support Services Apprentices
- Business Administration
- Accountancy (AAT Level 3)
- Digital Marketing
- I.T. (infrastructure Technician)
For those wishing to pursue a career in commercial property we also now offer apprenticeships in our core business of surveying. Working in partnership with the University College of Estate Management (UCEM) we have recruited a growing number of Apprentice Surveyors across our offices who are enthusiastic and excited about beginning a career in our industry and working towards accreditation with the RICS.
We currently offer the following surveying apprenticeship course for those who have A-Levels or equivalent level qualifications:
For either programme the following pathways may be available
- Commercial Property Practice
- Building Surveying
- Quantity Surveying
To find out more about surveying apprenticeships please visit the UCEM Apprentice website for more information.
For any current Apprenticeship vacancies please visit our Job Search page.
Benefits and reward
Investing in our people is key to our business success.
So, as well as lots of encouragement and support, you’ll receive great benefits at LSH:
- Competitive pay and bonus structure
- 25 days annual holiday entitlement, plus up to five days extra entitlement each year, the longer you stay with us
- Pension scheme
- Employee assistance programme
- Season ticket loan
- Childcare vouchers
- Bike to Work scheme
- Ongoing professional development
- Other benefits dependent on position
Our people are essential to our success and we want everyone who works for us to be perfectly equipped to deal with our clients’ challenges.
At Lambert Smith Hampton, our people build the specialist skills and in-depth market knowledge that makes them highly sought out as arbitrators, independent experts, mediators and expert witnesses. It’s our priority to provide all our people with the ongoing support and training they need – from technical expertise to business know-how – as well as an environment in which they can develop their careers.
Developing your career at Lambert Smith Hampton
Whether you’re a Chartered Surveyor, an administrator or part of our secretarial and business support teams, including IT, HR, Marketing and Finance, we’ll offer you a tailored programme to support your career development and help you achieve your overall professional aspirations.
Whatever your position with us, we’ll deliver the right blend of learning and development – which could include work experience, e-learning, organised courses, coaching and mentoring and action learning opportunities.
We offer professional development in leadership and management as well as a wide range of skills and learning programmes, including technical training and updates from the RICS and other professional institutes. Find out more about careers for experienced hires
We treat everyone who works for us equally by eliminating discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, religion or similar belief, ethnic or national origin, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, sex, age, marital status, disability, trade union membership or working part time or for a fixed term.
This applies to:
- Training and development
- Pay and benefits
- Your employment in general
Our aim is to ensure that you achieve your full potential and that all employment decisions and actions are taken on a fair and non-discriminatory basis.
Our policy is that:
- All recruitment and employment decisions are made on the basis of fair and objective criteria
- Our selection procedures are reviewed regularly to ensure that they are appropriate for achieving our objectives of avoiding unlawful discrimination
- The requirements of job applicants and existing employees who have a disability are reviewed to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made where possible to enable them to enter into or remain in our employment
We currently have a number of vacancies across our fee earning and business support teams.
How to apply
You can apply for any of our vacancies online.
Once you have identified your ideal role, simply complete a short application form and upload your CV and covering letter to apply.
What happens next?
Our recruitment team will review your application. If your profile matches our requirements, you’ll be contacted by a recruiter to arrange a first round interview.
Each area of the business has a tailored recruitment process. We’ll let you know the process for the role you’ve applied for at your first interview.
Can’t find a suitable position?
If you can't find a suitable position you can submit a general application by registering on our career page. We will review your details and if appropriate will add you to our talent pool, so that you can be considered for any future positions.
Speculative CVs and recruitment agencies
If you are an agency, you need to be on our Approved Supplier List before you can submit CVs for roles.
For further information, please contact our recruitment team.
Internship and work experience
Applications for our 2019 Summer Intern Scheme will open on 1st April 2019
We are committed to offering summer interns and work experience opportunities to students aged 16+ who are looking to pursue a career in the commercial property industry, or who want to find out more about what it’s like to be a Chartered Surveyor.
Summer Intern Scheme
Our new Summer Intern Scheme aims to provide up to 6 students with 4-6 weeks practical work experience within one of our major service lines in our London office during July/August each year. Applicants will ideally be studying for a RICS accredited (BSc or MSc) degree in Real Estate (or similar) with a view to joining a graduate scheme, working towards their APC and becoming a Chartered Surveyor.
Please note: for our 2019 scheme there may be opportunities at some of our regional offices and also some opportunities for Building Surveyor students too.
Our preferred supplier list policy
We operate a tightly controlled preferred supplier list (PSL) for all recruitment. We are unable to accept introductions from outside it and have no plans to review it.
We appreciate this may be disappointing. However, please email us if you would like to be considered in any review.
Note for Recruitment Agencies
Please note that if you have not been instructed by us on a vacancy, we will not be responsible for any fees in relation to CVs or profiles submitted by agencies directly to employees other than the Talent Acquisition team. Agencies should contact our Talent Acquisition (email@example.com) team before submitting unsolicited candidates - this must be done by email and if we are prepared to consider candidates, we will agree terms with the agency prior to any submission of CVs.
We have a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) we work with - this list is reviewed from time to time and if you wish to be considered at the next review, please submit your details to our Talent Acquisition team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Agencies who do not work in line with these processes will not been considered for future inclusion on our PSL.
PLACEMENT STUDENT SCHEME 2024
APPLICATIONS FOR OUR SEPTEMBER 2024 GRADUATE SCHEME WILL OPEN FROM 1ST OCTOBER 2023 AND CLOSE AT 8PM ON 13TH NOVEMBER 2023.
The links to apply will appear and will be live from 1st October 2023.
CAN I APPLY?
Although typical applicants will be studying, or have already completed, a RICS accredited BSc or MSc degree in Real Estate, Planning (RICS/RTPI) or Building Surveying, we welcome applications from ANY degree discipline from candidates who can demonstrate a genuine desire and enthusiasm to work in the industry and become a chartered surveyor.
We firmly believe recruiting a mix of graduates from different university and degree backgrounds brings a diversity of thought, skills and knowledge to the business.
DON’T HAVE A PROPERTY RELATED DEGREE?
No problem… If you wish to apply for our graduate scheme but do not have a RICS accredited property degree, you will (if successful) be required to undertake a suitable part-time RICS accredited MSc in Real Estate, either via an apprenticeship route or stand-alone degree. This typically takes 2 years to complete on a part-time basis and you can work towards your APC at the same time. You should therefore allow a minimum of 2.5 years to qualify.
PLEASE NOTE: For Graduate Planner and Graduate Building Surveyor roles you MUST have completed the relevant RICS/RTPI accredited degree in these subjects respectively.
HOW DO I APPLY?
To apply for the September 2024 graduate scheme please follow the instructions below for the relevant pathway/location.
Commercial Real Estate
For BSc/MSc Real Estate students and any other degree discipline
For BSc/MSc Building Surveying students only
For BSc/MSc Planning degree students only
Please ensure you upload both a copy of your CV and Cover Letter.
To do this, you will need to upload one document at a time, in the CV upload area.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
The application window for all the above will close at 8pm on 13th November 2023.
If you are looking to apply to of our regional offices (ANY office outside London) for September 2024, please email email@example.com with the following information:
- Your CV
- Your COVER LETTER
- Your preferred office location(s)
In the email subject field, please clearly state the role you are applying for e.g. Graduate Surveyor, Commercial Real Estate.
Recruitment for Graduate Surveyor positions in our Regional Offices will be handled an ad-hoc basis. Once we have received your email we will hold your detail will reach out to you if a Graduate Surveyor role in your selected office(s) comes available.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
There is no deadline for regional Graduate Surveyor roles as we will be filling them as and when they come up.
Shortlisting: Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted throughout the application window. All applicants will receive an email to advise if they have been successful or not. Owing to the volume of applications received, we are unable to offer any individual feedback on rejected applications at this stage. Those successful will be contacted to arrange an interview for January.
Interviews: Successful candidate will be invited to a single face-to-face interview in January 2024. Our interviews take around 75 minutes and will include a short Q&A based technical assessment (regardless of your degree level or subject) in order to assess your general aptitude for the role. Once all the interviews are completed, candidates will be notified of the outcome and those who have been successful will be offered a place on our Graduate Scheme starting September 2024.
This year we want to make the process as efficient as possible for candidates so decisions will be made from a single robust interview. There are no assessment centres or psychometric tests to get though.
Once we have received your email, we will record your details noting your location and role preferences. Should a suitable role materialise we will shortlist the CVs received first and, if successful, contact you to see if you are still interested in being considered for the role. Your details will then be passed to the relevant hiring manager to consider for interview.
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