Infrastructures Placement 2024

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Build the world you want to live in with a career in the infrastructure property sector. We are hiring Placement Students to join our Infrastructures team on a 12-month sandwich placement contract in Leeds and Nottingham

We are looking for ambitious students with a background in or understanding of the sector to join our growing Infrastructure team. Our society is changing, as can be seen in news reports every day. Housing shortages, water shortages, climate change, biodiversity, energy supplies, renewable energy and the switch to electric cars from 2030 are all issues that our society is facing today.

As well as impacting towns and cities, our focus within the infrastructures team is how the countryside needs to adapt to these changes, and you could be part of building the world we want to live in.

The team

Our infrastructure team is the fastest growing of its kind in the country, now with 180 people in seven offices around the UK, working with major clients including Network Rail, HS2, National Highways, National Grid and the Crown Estate.

Operating in both rural and urban environments, our Infrastructure graduates are directly involved in delivering the world we need for the 21 st Century and beyond. We cover an array of services to clients within the following sectors:

  • Energy
  • Minerals & Waste
  • Regeneration
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities
  • Transport
  • Geospatial/GIS
  • Property/Asset management

What will it take to be successful?

Candidates applying will have an understanding of the infrastructure property sector and will be completing a relevant RICS accredited degree in land management. Candidates with relevant work experience within the surveying industry who can demonstrate a basic understanding of rural valuation and the principles of compulsory purchase are favoured.

However, we are also looking for candidates with a can-do attitude and strong communication skills who are driven and enjoy problem solving who will be an asset to our team. Candidates will be highly motivated problem solvers who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment as part of a team.

Candidates will have good inter-personal skills and will be competent with both Microsoft excel and word applications.

Our promise to you

We offer a supportive team environment and the opportunity to develop your knowledge of all aspects of infrastructure surveying in our offices. Independence and individual responsibility will develop as candidates gain experience throughout the 12-month placement year.

Carter Jonas runs an internal APC training program available to all placement students and graduates. As part of this program placement students will be included in various away days learning about the APC process is and how to be successful, as well as having the help and support of the wider firm to include those who have recently sat their APC and feedback and workshops provided by APC Assessors working at Carter Jonas.

In addition to the APC Program, Carter Jonas also runs an Infrastructure Academy for all new starters in the infrastructure team. This includes various training events set over a 3-month period on the various processes and legislation utilised to facilitate infrastructure. These events are run by experts in the respective area and includes topics such as valuation, tenancies, statutory blight schemes, wayleaves and easements.

You will be provided with regular one to ones and feedback on your development and input into the team. With clear objectives you will truly be able to add value to our team while enjoying real exposure to our expertise.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience to become an Infrastructure Surveyor, which is someone who combines the skillsets of surveying with the fast-paced world of infrastructures, you will develop skills and a working knowledge of technology used on infrastructure projects as well as an understanding of dispute resolution, mediation and business skills.

Why choose us?

We offer a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, flexible benefits, referral schemes and generous annual leave. 

As an equal opportunity employer, with the Investors in People Gold accreditation, we are dedicated to driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Learning and development is important to us; we encourage everyone to continue developing to optimise their performance and fulfil their potential.

We have an agile flexible working policy; many of our team work flexibly, we would be happy to talk to you about how this could work for you. We enjoy what we do, and we do it well, which is why 80% of our business comes from repeat clients. 

About us

Since 1855, Carter Jonas has grown to be one of the largest and most respected property consultancies in the UK with a network of 34 offices across England and Wales, employing more than 1,000 partners and employees.

Our tailored service and Simply Better Advice have enabled us to forge lasting, intelligent and trusting partnerships with our clients. These long-standing relationships are our most important and most closely protected asset. From private landowners to local authorities, pension funds to farmers – our universe of client experience is among the most varied in UK property.

We employ the very best people. We are a place where people want to work, and our culture is both collaborative and business minded. We have experts in every field who deliver long term advice that enhances our clients’ future prosperity.

Ahead of the curve, we are pioneering in the use of technology within the property industry, making Carter Jonas a hugely exciting place to work.

DEADLINE 4th December 2023