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					                      School of the Built Environment

Guide to the
Built Environment
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                                                                             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.

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         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
         environmental aims.

                                                                                            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
         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
                                                                                            industrial units.

                                                                                            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.

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         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
         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:;             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.

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