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Quantity Surveying Graduate London 2024

JLL supports the Whole You, personally and professionally.

Our people at JLL are shaping the future of real estate for a better world by combining world class services, advisory and technology to our clients. We are committed to hiring the best, most talented people in our industry; and we support them through professional growth, flexibility, and personalized benefits to manage life in and outside of work. Whether you’ve got deep experience in commercial real estate, skilled trades, and technology, or you’re looking to apply your relevant experience to a new industry, we empower you to shape a brighter way forward so you can thrive professionally and personally.

What this job involves

Our graduate programme will provide you with first-hand experience while working towards a professional qualification.

You’ll join us on a 24-month trainee programme and sit in our Cost Management team. You will be working towards a Chartered Quantity Surveyor by completing the Quantity Surveying route for the Assessment of Professional Competency (APC). Alternatively, if you join as without a Quantity Surveying degree, you will work towards this qualification and your programme will be 2.5 years.

Quantity Surveyors provide expert advice on construction costs, which is why they are also known as Cost Consultants or Cost Managers. Our team ensures that proposed projects are affordable and offer good value for money, so essentially, they hold the purse strings of the project.

What your day-to-day will look like

  • You’ll get involved in real work from day one that will help clients achieve their ambitions
  • You’ll help research and calculate design costs to create budget estimates
  • You’ll monitor project spend and help report on costs to ensure they are within budgets
  • You’ll visit sites to carry out site visits to check on project progress
  • You’ll help prepare reports and contract documents for clients
  • You’ll research and keep up to date with relevant market insight and legislation that may impact our work
  • You’ll build relationships across our business and clients to ensure we deliver a great service
  • You’ll take part in regular training in business skills, technical knowledge, and professional development to support your growth

What you’ll get from us

We know that your unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives help us think bigger, spark innovation and succeed together.

At JLL, we want everyone to feel welcomed, valued, and empowered to achieve their full potential, and here are just some of the ways we’ll make that happen.

  • Support from us – The Early Careers team will be with you every step of the way during your programme. Your manager and team will also be there to guide you day-to-day. You’ll also be able to share your views and drive change through our Early Careers committee.
  • Support from your buddy – You’ll be paired with a peer on a similar pathway to you who will be there to answer any questions and guide you.
  • Training opportunities for everyone – No matter your experience or role, both our Early Careers and Learning teams will provide you with lots of ways to improve and develop your skills, from managing stakeholders and clients to report and pitch writing.
  • Dress for your day – Each day will be different, so we trust you to dress according to what you’re doing. For example, if you’re meeting clients then it’s important to dress smartly to reflect the great work we do, and we encourage you dress more casually when you don’t.
  • Competitive salary – As an accredited Living Wage employer, we are committed to paying you a wage that is fair and competitive to the industry we work in.
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays each year – We encourage you take breaks from work and hope you use this time to recharge regularly throughout the year.
  • 2 paid volunteer days each year – We feel it’s important to give back to the communities around us. JLL set up events with specific charities and organisations which you can get involved with, such as our work with schools. Or you can use your days to support a charity or local organisation of your choice.
  • Wide range of employee benefits – You can take advantage of them, which include a well-being support and resources, exclusive discounts, pension, private medical healthcare, dental insurance, employee assistance programme, season ticket loan, cycle-to-work scheme, mortgage advice, and more.

Required Skills and Experience

  • GCSEs – C / 4 grade or above in English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Degree – Ideally a RICS accredited Quantity Surveying degree
  • You’ll have an interest in the property industry and how we can shape its future
  • You’ll be confident in working with numbers with strong attention to detail and approach work in a methodical way
  • You’ll be able to connect with others easily and build strong relationships
  • You’ll be eager to grow in the role and develop your skills with us
  • You’ll have a curious mindset so you can learn and grow with us
  • You’ll want to contribute your thoughts, create fresh ideas, and challenge yourself to do more than you think you could

Right to work in the UK:

  • You will need to have permanent right to work in the UK, with no time restrictions or limited working hours. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas, including Graduate Visas beyond the programme

If you want to kick start a career where your work is valued, your passion is shared, and your development is supported, then join JLL.

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