At LSH, we dare to do things differently. We may have been formed in 1773 but there is nothing old fashioned about us.
We look for dynamic, collaborative and curious individuals who have ideas aplenty and are not afraid to share them. Academic records are important, but not as critical as people skills, the desire to learn and to challenge the status quo.
Whether you’re interested in our Graduate Scheme, a Placement Year or just the chance to gain some vital work experience, allow this website to guide you through.
WHAT’S SO GRAD ABOUT US?
We’re proud of our market leading training and development record, and rightly so. On average, we currently seat around 20 new grads per year across all pathways, and our APC pass rate is currently at 90% – so well above the industry benchmark.
The catalyst for our success is the in-depth, tailored, and structured training programme we provide from the off. In our larger offices this a rotation system so you will spend time in different teams to gain real hands-on practical work experience and high level exposure to senior personnel and clients. You’ll get all the support you could possibly need along the way too. This will arm you with all the best tools and skills to complete your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and qualify as a Chartered Surveyor with RICS.
The low down
Why choose us?
A note from our CEO
Internships & work experience
Applications for the 2019 Graduate Scheme are NOW CLOSED.
2020 applications will reopen on 1st October 2019.
CAN I APPLY?
Although our typical applicants study RICS accredited undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in Real Estate or Building Surveying, we welcome students from ANY degree discipline who can demonstrate a genuine desire to begin a career as a surveyor.
If you wish to apply to our scheme but do not already have a RICS accredited degree, you will (if successful) be required to undertake a part-time RICS accredited postgraduate conversion degree in Real Estate.
This is usually fully-sponsored and takes 2 years to finish. This must be completed before you can sit your APC so non-cognates typically take 2.5 years to qualify.
We do not accept non-cognate graduates for Building Surveyor vacancies.
Shortlisting: Once the application window has closed on the 30th November, all applications are reviewed and a shortlist compiled. At this stage all applicants will receive an email to advise if they have been successful or not.
First interviews: Interviews typically take place in early-mid January at the office you have selected. Typically our interviews take 60-75 mins and include competency questions and a short verbal technical assessment. If successful at first interview you will be invited to attend an assessment centre (London only) OR a second interview.
Assessment centres: Assessment centres are held in our London office usually towards the end of January. They typically last for 2.5 hours and include an individual presentation, group task and individual written exercise. Shortly after, final selections will be made and successful applicants will be notified by phone.
LSH are part of the Property Training Forum Charter.
Although most of our graduate recruitment takes place in the autumn cycle, occasionally we have some ‘immediate start’ opportunities at this level. To search for current entry-level opportunities please visit our vacancy search page on our careers portal.
We are on a mission to create the UK & Ireland’s most progressive and forward thinking commercial property consultancy.
Heard this elsewhere before, well think again! At LSH we genuinely want everyone to think beyond the obvious, to have the freedom to make a real difference, and not to follow onerous and bureaucratic tick box procedures. We want to wow our clients, and deliver results that go above and beyond expectations. The only way to do this is to think laterally, and overcome challenges with new and fresh solutions.
As a result, our culture is positively charged. All staff are empowered to drive their own careers with autonomy. That doesn’t mean you are alone and left to your own devices. Far from it! We have a large support network for you to lean on for expert advice and guidance. We are a friendly, diverse and down-to-earth bunch from a wide range of different backgrounds who enjoy helping each other out.
Why choose us?
From day 1, you will be treated as an equal member of the team. There is no room for sitting in the corner twiddling your thumbs - you’ll be involved in real instructions from our diverse and varied client base.
After all, the only way to learn is to get stuck in, as follows:
- A rotation system so you experience different business areas (dependent on location & pathway)
- A 2 year structured training programme so you smash your APC:
- Including a dedicated APC supervisor and counsellor
- A specialist APC trainer who will provide revision courses, case study/submission support and a mock interview to help you pass first time
- A personal development plan to pick-up all the technical, business and professional skills required to succeed as a surveyor
- A lively sports and social scene with your colleagues and fellow graduates
- A competitive salary and benefits scheme to boot!
A note from our CEO
No other commercial property business is quite like us.
We look further then your qualifications and who you may, or may not, know. We are constantly evolving, starring into the future, and developing new areas of our business all the time. After all, buildings may be static but the industry never stands still.
Technology is the heartbeat of such change. From blockchain to bitcoin and all proptech in between we continue to stride forward with great professionals in situ to solve the biggest property challenges of our time.
This is why we seek a new breed of property professional. Those individuals with creativity, wit, a spark or two of ingenuity and, of course, drive. There really is no ideal background or profile – it’s all about relationship skills, communication and a thirst for new experiences.
Welcome on board!
Applications for the 2019 Placement Year Scheme are NOW CLOSED.
2020 applications will reopen on 1st October 2019.
We offer a placement year programme for university students who are looking to complete a year in industry as part of their degree course.
Our placement year students are treated exactly the same as the rest of our staff. Under close supervision you will contribute to the business from day 1 getting knee-deep in real instructions and project work.
Our placement students do not rotate but are positioned with teams who understand their needs, and support them in kind.
At LSH your placement year can count towards your APC. This means it’s possible to sit your APC and qualify after just 12-18 months on a graduate scheme. We hope you agree, the potential is pretty neat!
We accept applications from students pursuing the following APC Pathway:
- Commercial property practice
- Building surveying
Each year the following LSH offices typically host placement students:
As a placement year student you can expect:
- 12 months practical, on-the-job experience which can count towards your APC
- Involvement with real instructions for a wide range of clients and properties
- A dedicated APC counsellor
- 1-1 support from your manager
- Access to both our elective and 1st Year APC training courses to help develop your business skills
- A lively sports and 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!
Can I get involved?
Our typical applicants are 2nd year students studying a RICS accredited undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Real Estate (or similar) or Building Surveying with a placement year option.
How to apply
The application process for placement year students is similar to that of graduates and is split into two parts. Both must be completed by midnight on the 30th November 2018.
Step 1: click the APPLY NOW link below to complete a simple application form and upload your CV.
Step 2: click the VIDEO QUESTIONS link below to complete the task. You will be directed to another site where you must first register. You will then receive log-in details with a unique PIN code and full instructions on how to complete the video questions. You will have to answer 3 video questions and will have 2 minutes to answer each question (so max. 6 minutes in total to complete)
You must complete steps 1 & 2 before the deadline for your application to be considered. You do not have to complete the video questions straight away but we recommend you aim to complete them within a week of completing step 1.
Internships & work experience
SORRY! APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2019 SUMMER INTERN SCHEME HAVE NOW CLOSED.
INTERNS & WORK EXPERIENCE
Keen to get ahead of the pack early? Then read on.
Our new summer intern scheme aims to provide real estate students with 4 weeks practical experience in our London office during July/August each year. There may be some intern opportunities in our larger regional offices too.
Applicants will ideally be studying for a RICS accredited degree (BSc or MSc) in Real Estate or similar* with a view to joining a graduate scheme and working towards their APC to become a chartered surveyor.
*includes Real Estate courses with a planning or property finance element. There may also be opportunities for building surveying students.
SUMMER INTERN SCHEME
Our summer intern scheme provides opportunities for Real Estate (or similar) students to gain 4 weeks (min) practical work experience in our London office.
Sometimes we have opportunities for Building Surveying students and opportunities in our larger regional offices such as Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Bristol.
The summer intern scheme is an ideal opportunity to:
- Strengthen your CV
- Gain a real insight into the day to day world of a surveyor and the workings of a commercial real estate firm.
- Gain practical work experience to support your academic learning
- Build new networks
- Begin a relationship with a firm which could lead to further opportunities
- Meet new people and have some fun.
HOW TO APPLY
Missed the boat? Applications for our 2020 scheme will open on 1st April 2020
Part 1: click the APPLY NOW link below to complete a simple application form and upload your CV.
Part 2: click the VIDEO QUESTION link below to complete the task. You will be directed to another site where you must register. You will then receive log-in details with a unique PIN code and full instructions on how to complete the video question which takes no more than 2 minutes.
For your application to be considered you MUST complete PARTS 1 & 2 by midnight 30th April 2020. It doesn’t matter which order you do it in as long as you complete both parts.
Applications will be shortlisted and successful applicants invited to an interview in May.
Final selections will be made and matched to the positions once the interviews have been completed. Successful applicants will be notified by phone.
WORK EXPERIENCE (1-2 WEEKS)
The early bird catches the worm.
Each year we provide dozens of short-term work experience opportunities to students at across our offices in the UK & Ireland. Typically these last 1-2 weeks.
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