Posted on Aug. 21, 2023 by
Sustainable places. Connecting communities. Realising potential. We live by these principles to create great experiences for people, now and in the future.
We create places that make a lasting positive contribution to our communities and our planet. We bring people together, forming connections with each other and the spaces we create. And we provide our customers, partners and people with a platform to realise their full potential.
Having a diverse workforce at all levels will empower us to make better decisions. We know that employing a diverse mix of people makes us a stronger and more sustainable business and one that reflects the diverse society around us. That’s why we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.
At Landsec, we have a diverse and exciting range of roles that all play an important part in running a successful business including property management, urban regeneration, retail, customer, innovation, HR, finance, digital, sustainability and marketing.
Landsec Internships are exciting opportunities to join our business with six months of paid work experience. It’s important to us that Landsec reflects the communities we’re part of, which is why our internships aim to give people who might not have previously considered working in the real estate industry the chance to start their career in our organisation. Landsec Internships are entry level meaning it doesn’t matter if you have any work experience, what school you went to, or if you went to university.
You might be at the start of your career, or even looking for a change in career. The placements are designed to build your confidence, transferable skills and experience in the world of work, while giving you the opportunity to contribute new insights and perspectives to our business.
Please note that Landsec Internships have eligibility criteria in line with our social mobility focus – you can find more details about this below.
- Six months of paid work experience starting in late October.
- The chance to build your experience and skills in a dynamic and inclusive FTSE-100 business, hosted in a specific team at Landsec, where you will work on exciting projects during your internship.
- Training, learning and development opportunities to develop your skillset and confidence, including access to LinkedIn Learning.
- A team buddy and senior mentor to grow your professional network, alongside personal coaching and support from an external provider.
- The opportunity to join our diversity and employee networks.
- London Living Wage salary of £22,837.50 (pro-rata for 6 months).
- Landsec Internships are designed to give you the first step on your career journey in the real estate industry – please note that these are six-month opportunities with no guarantee of a permanent role at the end.
The role – Finance Intern
Our Finance team is where the company’s performance is turned into numbers and communicated to different stakeholders. Within Landsec, we help the business achieve its strategy by ensuring plans are financially viable. Outside of Landsec, we report our financial performance to investors, lenders and the wider public.
The role of Finance Intern will be to assist the Costs and Services Charge teams to deliver some of their key processes by producing clear and meaningful financial information, and presenting this to our business partners.
The aim of the role is to experience and understand the finance function of a listed real estate company, as well as to develop a foundation of skills in working with financial information.
As Finance Intern, you’ll be exposed to day-to-day interaction with finance professionals. You’ll gain valuable skills in using financial systems. You’ll also learn to communicate financial information and get the chance to experience a finance business partnering relationship.
In this position, you’ll be faced with a fast-paced environment where numbers are the common language. We’re looking for someone who has a methodical approach and enjoys working with numbers and systems. You will have an eagerness to learn and to support the team, which is an essential part of the position. The role will be perfect for someone aspiring to pursue training as an accountant in future, however accounting experience is not a pre-requisite for this entry level opportunity.
Can I apply?
Landsec Internships aim to give you the first step on your career journey into the real estate industry. We’re looking for enthusiastic people who are ready to learn, get involved and make the opportunity their own. You don’t need to have any qualifications or previous work experience to apply for our internships, but you may be asked to demonstrate a good level of written and spoken English. If you haven’t thought about exploring a career in property before, why not give it a go – we’d love to hear from you!
It’s important to us that our business is more representative of the communities we’re part of, which is why we’ve designed the programme in line with the UK Social Mobility Commission Toolkit. For your application to be taken forward, you need to meet at least two of the following eligibility criteria.
Question 1: When I was aged 14, my parent or carer (main household earner) was one of the following:
Someone who needed technical knowledge or specialist training to do their job, such as a technician, plumber, printer, electrician, gardener or train driver. Someone whose job involved routine or manual work, or provided a service to members of the public, such as postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, farm worker, catering assistant, sales assistant, HGV driver, cleaner, porter, packer, labourer or customer service. Unemployed and claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance (or unemployment benefit) for more than a year.
If any of the above answers apply to you, and you answered ‘Yes’ to questions 2 or 3, you are eligible to apply.
Question 2: When you were aged between 11 and 16, did you attend a state run or state funded school (i.e. you didn’t have to pay a fee to go there)?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to this question, and you also meet the criteria for question 1 or 3, you are eligible to apply.
Question 3: If you finished school after 1980, were you eligible to receive free school meals at any point during your time at school?
Yes No I attended school outside of the UK and this does not apply to me.
If you answered ‘Yes’ to this question, and you also meet the criteria for question 1 or 2, you are eligible to apply. If this does not apply to you because you attended school outside of the UK, you must make sure you meet the criteria for questions 1 or 2 to apply - please contact us if you’re not sure.
Why do we ask these questions?
We are committed to enhancing social mobility at Landsec to address a lack of representation by socio-economic background. Landsec Internships are designed to make sure people from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented within the real estate industry have the opportunity to gain work experience in our business, which is why we use the UK Social Mobility Commission Toolkit for our eligibility criteria. Please visit the
Social Mobility Commission Toolkit
for more detail on why we have asked these questions.
If you do not meet at least two of these criteria for the Landsec Internships, please visit our
for all other roles at Landsec.