School of the Built Environment
Guide to the
Careers Fair 2009
10.30 am - 3.30 pm
Monday 19 October 2008
Sports Centre, Gipsy Lane Campus
The Careers Centre
Department of Real Estate and Construction Management
The Leadbitter Group has ﬁrmly established itself as a market leader within
both the UK Construction and Affordable Housing Markets.
As a dynamic company, we offer excellent career opportunities for people of TOP TIPS ON MAKING THE MOST OF TODAY!
1 all ages and backgrounds.
This guide contains a map of the venue and details of all the exhibitors. Take a few moments to
The overall aim of the industrial placement programme is to engage students
read the guide and if you haven’t already, work out who you want to see.
in the second year of their degree within the business to raise aspiration and
acquire a sense of achievement within Leadbitter.
Often the representatives on stands are recent graduates so don’t be afraid to ask questions
informally - they were probably in your position last year.
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) represents for the public beneﬁt the
most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry. We have over Remember the exhibitor is paying to be here - they want to talk to you.
44,000 members around the world and are considered to be the international
voice of the building professional, representing an unequalled body of Here are some possible questions you may want to ask:
2 knowledge concerning the management of the total building process.
FREE Student Membership is available for up to 4 years to all students ⋅ Do you offer work experience placements? If so, what happens on a typical placement?
engaged in full time education on a course of general building studies
recognised by the CIOB. For further information call 01344 630 700 or visit ⋅ Must you have, or expect to get, a minimum 2:1 to apply to this company? If so, can you
www.ciob.org apply with a lower predicted degree result if you have extenuating circumstances or a really
good record of experience?
⋅ What are the typical working hours like in this organisation?
Kingerlee is a 5th generation family owned company established in 1868 and
has a long and successful history of building in and around Oxford. ⋅ What are the opportunities for progression/promotion within this organisation?
We are constantly on the look out for new talent , if you have an interest ⋅ What sort of person would I have to be to do this job well?
in Construction Management, Surveying or any other discipline related to
construction please come and visit our stand. ⋅ What sort of things could I do to increase my chances of getting into this organisation?
(e.g. work experience, extra curricular activities)
⋅ Do you accept applications from international students, who might require a work permit?
Knight Frank, LLP is the leading independent global commercial and residential
property consultancy. We are ranked in the top 3 property services ﬁrm in the ⋅ What is the level of competition for entry to the ﬁrm?
UK and we are the highest ranked independent property services ﬁrm.
The fair will provide you with a unique opportunity to ﬁnd out about potential opportunities for
4 We offer two Graduate Schemes in both Commercial and Residential
property, based at a wide variety of locations across UK. Each year we recruit you, in one day, all in one place.
the best RICS accredited graduates and work in partnership with you to train
successful Chartered Surveyors, Planners and Building Surveyors.
Balfour Beatty is a world-class engineering, construction, services and
investment business operating in UK and international markets for road, rail
5 and utility systems, buildings and complex structures. We deliver projects on
time, within budget and to our customers’ satisfaction – and with the greatest
respect for safety, the environment and the communities we work in.
King Sturge LLP is a ﬁrm with a long history, a vibrant present and clear CB Richard Ellis is the world’s leading commercial real estate advisor.
objective for the future. With over 300 ofﬁces in more than 50 countries, we have more consultants
22 advising more customers than any other property ﬁrm.
One of the largest property consultancies in Europe, King Sturge operates
through its comprehensive network in major UK commercial centres and We can’t achieve all that without the best people so we’re always on the
principal mainland European cities. look out for new talent. If that’s you, you can expect:
To work in a truly global environment
To undertake exciting projects with prestigious clients
Founded in 1998, we are a leading social enterprise, with strong ethical goals To learn about every aspect of the commercial property industry from the
and beliefs. We buy, refurbish, manage and let ofﬁces to charities and other best in the business
23 social change organizations. We own 15 buildings throughout the UK and 2 in The potential to take your career to exceptional places...
Belgium. We welcome anyone who is hard working & motivated by social and
ISG delivers award winning new build, refurbishment and ﬁt out services
throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. You are eligible to
Gerald Eve LLP in one of the UK’s leading, independent chartered property apply for either the Graduate or Industrial Placement schemes if you are
consultancy partnerships. We act for the public and private sector, including 7
studying Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or other similar
24 over 40% of the FTSE 100. Our turnover has risen by a third within the last construction related degrees, with a minimum of 2.1 in your degree. For
six years, and we have been classiﬁed as a ‘ﬁrst class place to work’ by The more information or to apply online, please visit www.isgplc.com/careers.
Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For survey 2008.
Allsop, founded in 1906, has become one of the most successful UK
RICS – The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – is the pre-eminent independent property consultancies providing a broad range of real
organisation of its kind in the world. As such, it represents everything that 8
estate services including investment, agency and professional in both the
is good in the property profession. Our members offer the very best advice commercial and residential sectors.
25 on a surprisingly diverse range of land, property, construction and related
environmental issues. As part of our role, we help to set, maintain and regulate
standards. We also provide impartial advice to governments and policy-
makers. Buro Four is a leading provider of project management and consultancy
services, specialising in property and construction. Since our inception
twenty four years ago, we have provided quality service and advice to
clients ranging from the blue-chip sector (Vodafone, Standard Life) to higher
Savills is a leading global real estate service provider with over 200 ofﬁces 9
education (Imperial College, University of Manchester) to the arts (RADA,
worldwide & was recently voted ‘Graduate Employer of Choice for Property’, The Young Vic Theatre Company) and beyond. And our clients keep
The Times (2007, 2008, 2009) and ‘Graduate Employer of Choice’, coming back when they need to embark on further exciting developments
TARGETJobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2009. that will shape their future.
With ofﬁces throughout the UK and the option of up to 6 different rotations
through various departments, plus international opportunities through the
“Graduate Swap” scheme you will have every opportunity to make your career Commercial Property at Network Rail is a great place to be - we have some
path your own. Applications open 1st Oct-1st Dec for Sep 2010 positions. very exciting opportunities across the country. Not many people know that
we’re one of the country’s largest property owners. Home to one of the
most substantial portfolios you’ll ﬁnd we own over 20,000 buildings, 2,500
stations and over 9,000 railway arches, ofﬁces, shops, leisure and light
After graduating you’ll join a community of over 100,000 Oxford Brookes
alumni living and working all over the world. Call by the alumni stall to ﬁnd
out what this means for you, from staying in touch with old classmates to 11
taking advantage of the alumni discounts on offer or claiming a free Oxford
Brookes email account.
NB Real Estate has always tried to stand out from its rivals. An innovative Instant Ofﬁces is the number one internet gateway to ﬂexible ofﬁces in
approach to business has seen it grow rapidly during the past 23 years the world. We work with all 5,000 serviced ofﬁces globally and are the
into one of the UK’s foremost property consultancies. NB Real Estate is a number one source of new business for the top 10 serviced ofﬁce operators
young, progressive company that looks for individuals who are enthusiastic, worldwide. We provide expert knowledge from our main ofﬁces in London,
motivated and aim to excel. Chairman Michael Hatt says: ‘The values we Miami and Sydney, with multilingual staff covering all key business territories.
prize most highly are a commitment to quality, teamwork and innovation. We
recruit people who we believe will ﬂourish in the vibrant atmosphere at NB When we recognised there was insufﬁcient supply to cater for larger,
Real Estate. Our commitment to them ensures that they get the training, medium-term deals, we created our own managed solution for anything
resources and rewards that help them achieve their career goals. In return we from 30 to 500+ workstations. We are the pioneers of this market, and 16
look for ﬂexibility, reliability and responsibility.’ generate over 6,500 new customers globally every month with requirements
from one person upwards.
We have 200,000 registered customers with over 1,000,000 unique users
Morgan Ashurst has over 1800 employees across a network of ofﬁces in the per annum. We have grown from only 12 employees in 2003, to 80 in 2008.
UK. From a turnover of £5 million in 2007, we will go to an EBIT of £5 million
in 2010. We have experienced 100% year-on-year growth for the past ﬁve
We work for private and public sector clients on projects from £50,000 to years; this trend is forecast to continue.
over £300 million. Our sector expertise covers airports, commercial, defence,
education, healthcare, industrial, leisure and retail.
We welcome applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduates Jones Lang LaSalle is a ﬁnancial and professional services ﬁrm specialising
from the construction management, commercial management and quantity in real estate services and investment management. We have c36,200
surveying disciplines. employees in 750 cities in 60 countries. 17
We have c10 places on our Commercial Practice Scheme. To apply you
need three A levels and an expected 2.1 degree.
What we do:
Building - Complex structural alteration, new build, refurbishment, ﬁt –out,
renovation, external repair and planned maintenance in sectors including
Heritage, Education & Healthcare, Retail & Leisure, Pharmaceutical and BAM Construct UK Ltd has nationwide coverage through seven regional
Commercial. bases. With an annual turnover of £1bn, our operations are backed by the
International Royal BAM Group. Ranked among the largest construction
Our commitment to producing a high standard of work within budget and companies in Europe 18
on time has enabled us to continue to build upon our excellent reputation.
Indeed, our success has been rewarded annually with 60-70% repeat We provide a structured learning and development experience to all
business from many of our clients. graduates, placement students and day-release trainees and we will guide
you to become professionally qualiﬁed.
Our Student Development Programme has helped dozens of ambitious,
career-minded students get ahead in the construction industry.
Oxford Brookes Careers Centre
Offering help and advice on a wide variety of career areas. Support
on producing an excellent CV, guidance on application and interview 19
Oxford Brookes University Postgraduate Programmes techniques; presentation skills and much more. Visit our stand today or try
If you are ready to invest in your future by studying at postgraduate level, our website www.brookes.ac.uk/careers.
then at Oxford Brookes we can offer you all the support and encouragement
you need. As one of the leading modern UK universities, Oxford Brookes’
popularity with postgraduate students continues to grow. Our postgraduate
As one of the largest privately owned property consultancies in the United
15 students come from all over the world, bringing with them a global outlook
Kingdom, Strutt & Parker is justiﬁably proud of its reputation for independent
and enriching our community both culturally and academically.
thinking and attracting and retaining the best personnel. We offer rewarding 20
Taught Postgraduate Administrator - Email: email@example.com; careers in Commercial, Development Land, Planning, Rural Consultancy,
Tel: 01865 483713 Farm Management and Residential Sales throughout the United Kingdom
PAYE Stonework & Restoration Ltd are one of the UK’s leading company’s
in the specialist ﬁeld of cleaning, repair and adaptation of historic building
facades such as: Windsor Castle; St. James’s Palace; Kensington Palace;
The Houses of Parliament. We are recruiting graduates from the BSc 21
Construction Management Course for ‘Assistant Contracts Manager’ roles.
We also offer ‘Year Out’ Industrial Placements.