Working with us
Benefits and reward
Internship and work experience
Placement year opportunities
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:
Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6)
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.
Take a look at our current vacancies
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 year opportunities
APPLICATIONS FOR THE SUMMER 2022 PLACEMENT YEAR SCHEME WILL OPEN ON 1st OCTOBER and CLOSE ON 15th NOVEMBER 2021. Read on for details of eligibility and how to apply…
We offer a placement year scheme for university students who are looking to complete a year in industry (or a sandwich year) as part of their bachelor’s degree course.
Placement year students are recruited on a 12-month fixed term contract which usually starts in July/August each year and may include a handover period with any outgoing placement students.
Placement year students are treated just like any other employee. From day 1 you will become an integral part of the team and will be expected to contribute, getting involved in real instructions and project work from the get-go. You will of course be closely supervised and supported as you grow and develop with the team.
Our placement students do not rotate around different teams but are given 12 months solid experience in a single team to enable them to develop excellent knowledge.
At LSH your placement year can count towards your APC so you will register with the RICS so you can record your experience as you go. This means it may be possible for you to sit your APC and qualify as a Chartered surveyor after 12-18 months on a graduate scheme.
If you do really well, you might receive an early offer to come back and join us as a graduate once you have finished University. Just think of the potential!
As a placement year student, you can expect:
- 12 months practical, on-the-job experience which can count towards your APC, in a team used to hosting placement year students
- Involvement in real instructions for a wide range of clients and properties
- A dedicated APC counsellor
- Support from your line manager and team
- Access to our ‘Year 1’ APC training courses to support the development of your business/professional skills
- A warm welcome and the opportunity to immerse yourself in our early careers social scene
You will receive all this in an inclusive, supportive and fun environment and to top it all off you will be rewarded with a competitive salary.
WHERE CAN I WORK?
The following LSH offices typically recruit placement year students each year:
CAN I APPLY?
Our typical applicants are 2nd Year students who are studying a RICS accredited undergraduate (BSc) degree in Real Estate (or similar) or Building Surveying with a placement/sandwich year option.
Only applicants doing a BSc Building Surveying degree will be considered for the Building Surveyor placement Year vacancies.
HOW DO I APPLY?
To apply for the 2022 placement year scheme please click on the link below to complete the simple application form and upload your CV and cover letter. We do not ask you to complete any tests.
Real Estate & Planning Students
CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE 2022 COMMERCIAL PLACEMENT YEAR STUDENT SCHEME
Building Surveying Students
CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE 2022 PLACEMENT YEAR BUILDING SURVEYOR SCHEME
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
The deadline for all placement year applications is midnight on 15th November. Any late applications will be automatically rejected. Please do not leave it until 23:59 on the 15th to apply!
Shortlisting: Once the application window has closed on 15th November, all applications will be reviewed and then shortlisted. At this stage all applicants will be 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 applications rejected at this stage.
Interviews: Successful candidates will be invited to attend a single interview in January/February. These will either be face-to-face or online depending. We will let you know in advance. Our interviews take around 60 mins and will include a short Q&A based technical test to assess general aptitude. Once all the interviews are complete, final selections will be made and candidates will be notified of the outcome with feedback.
If you have any special requirements for interview, please make us aware in advance.
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