Graduate Opportunity

Property Development Graduate Programme 2020

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Lendlease was founded 60 years ago, born out of a vision to create a company that could successfully combine the disciplines of construction, development and investment. Today, we work closely with clients, investors and communities in Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Americas to create better places – places that leave a positive legacy and inspire and enrich the lives of people around the world.

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Our Development Graduate Programme

Our Development business has a proven global track record in delivering complex mixed use large scale urban regeneration schemes incorporating residential, retail and offices, to establish a new benchmark for best practice in urban regeneration within the European market, including Elephant Park, International Quarter London, and Timberyard Deptford. We are looking for graduates who can help us deliver our extensive pipeline including Silvertown Quays, Euston OSD and Birmingham Smithfield. We operate an integrated team to manage the entire development process, from site acquisition, to Masterplanning, consulting with local authorities on town planning, development and project management, sales, leasing and asset management.

Your role as a year graduate is to learn from the Lendlease Graduate Scheme, to develop business acumen and to understand how we operate and succeed as a company. You will support the delivery objectives for the team and fulfil activities specific to the role. You will also progress their own technical competency in order to succeed and progress. You will gain exposure to the full property development lifecycle and advocate the Lendlease Principles of safety, sustainability, diversity and inclusion and customer focus.

In addition to our expertise in real estate, Lendlease believes technology and data, infrastructure and service systems can be used to enhance the way our cities work. We use digitisation and analytics to generate insights to improve the design and performance of the places we deliver. We believe smart solutions, including smart cities will also be enabled when urban environments and cities deliver superior environmental, social and economic outcomes for our communities.

To continue building our legacy in real estate development and support our innovation efforts in smart cities technology, we offer two graduate pathways:

  • Development Management
  • Urban Analytics & Smart Cities.

Both pathways are designed to enhance your skills, build your experience and provide you with an in-depth understanding of development across our projects and business units, including Residential, Retail and Office.

During your rotations you will gain experience in:

  • Design Management
  • Project Management
  • Development Appraisals
  • Development Management
  • Governance Processes
  • Health and Safety expectations
  • Innovation
  • Legal Agreements
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Town Planning.

If you choose to go on the Urban Analytics & Smart Cities route, your focus will be on designing and delivering superior urban analytics and smart city solutions for our projects.

You will be supported through a structured learning and development programme, a variety of on-the-job assignments, and networking opportunities, including:

  • A graduate conference to develop your self-awareness and ability to build great relationships
  • A series of business capability workshops in areas such as Negotiation and Business Acumen
  • Ongoing catch-ups with senior leaders to encourage and steer your progress
  • A buddy and a mentor
  • Funding of your annual membership and associated fees, plus access to a qualified advisor to help you achieve your professional RICS status (candidates with a RICS accredited degree).

Your profile

  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • A minimum 2:1 bachelor’s degree in real estate or a relevant engineering discipline.
  • A degree with a specialism in technology or data processing would be encouraged for the Urban Analytics route.
  • Some relevant and demonstrable work experience.


You will join us on a competitive salary, incremental fixed pay increases throughout the programme, private medical insurance, 25 days holiday + 4 days wellbeing leave, an industry-leading pension and a flexible benefits scheme that allows you to shape your own package.

Application Process & Timeline

TIP: Apply as soon as possible to be in with a chance for your ideal role.

STEP 1 – Online Application Form (including submission of CV)

You will be asked to provide your basic details, upload a copy of your CV and answer 2 questions in relation to your application to our Graduate Programme.

TIP: Why not get a head start and prepare your answers to our 2 questions before you begin to complete the online application form. You will be asked:

  • What attracts you to starting your careers with Lendlease? (max. 300 words)
  • What are the top 3 strengths that make you a great fit for your selected stream (i.e. Construction, Consulting, Development, Finance or Central Function)? (max. 300 words).

STEP 2 – Video Interview

STEP 3 – Assessment Centre.


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Opportunity Overview

  • November 3rd, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London and Birmingham
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Acoustics
  • Analytics
  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Data Science
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Fire
  • Geotechnical
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Marine
  • Mechanical
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Real Estate
  • Structural
  • Town & Transport Planning
  • Transport

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