Job descriptionWe are looking for people who are motivated, inquisitive, have demonstrable interest in the built environment and a clear passion to work within the real estate industry. About Schroders Schroders is a global investment manager which helps institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their aspirations, and prepare for the future. Our purpose is to provide excellent investment performance to our clients through active management. By serving clients, we serve wider society. Channelling capital into sustainable and durable businesses accelerates positive change in the world. Funding the future is a privilege: we use it wisely and responsibly. We employ over 5700 talented people worldwide operating in 37 different locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, close to the markets in which we invest and close to our clients. Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business. The base We're based in the City of London - close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre and have everything we need to work flexibly. The department Our Real Estate department is an integral part of Schroders Capital, the private market investment division of Schroders, and constitutes an important focus of the Group's strategy for expansion. With strong local footprints in the world's most dynamic real estate markets, including the UK, Europe and Asia, our investors trust us to source what we consider to be market-leading investment opportunities, deliver complex development projects and execute impactful asset management. Schroders Capital Real Estate (‘SCRE') is one of Europe's largest real estate managers, with deep and broad expertise across a wide variety of real estate sectors, geographies and strategies. The SCRE team manages £23.6bn capital on behalf of its investors, with the objective to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns, portfolio diversification and positive impact whilst maintaining a rigorous focus on sustainability. Our investment philosophy is centred around consistent themes, including: investing into locations with strong fundamentals; actively-managing portfolios; generating resilient income and delivering positive environmental and social impact. We adopt a research driven and market-focused investment approach. Our dedicated Real Estate Research team identifies those sectors, cities, strategies and characteristics that will drive outperformance, ensuring portfolios benefit from structural change and better align with socio-economic trends. Our market-leading Sustainability and Impact Investing team is a Schroders USP and are fully integrated into our entire investment, risk and management processes. They are experts in their fields in Sustainability, Climate and Net Zero Carbon real estate investment management. The Programme Our 2024 Placement Year Programme runs for one year, starting on 10 June 2024. This Programme will provide you with a unique introduction into the investment management industry and how the Real Estate department operates within this dynamic sector. You will be given introductory training alongside the other Placement Year colleagues across the firm and more specific training within the Real Estate team, as well as opportunities to network with people across the business. During your internship you will be assigned to one of the teams on the UK Direct Real Estate desk: Real Estate Fund Management – managing a portfolio of property assets to deliver a set level of performanceReal Estate Asset Management – managing specific assets and their tenants within a portfolio You are not guaranteed a specific team; allocation is dependent upon business needs and individual interests, and you may rotate around different teams over the course of the year. Some of your tasks may include: Assist the Fund Management teams with reviewing new and existing opportunities across their portfolio. This may include researching investment opportunities, conducting valuation analysis, undertaking due diligence and creating reports for the Investment Committee.Support the asset management team with their activities, such as repositioning assets, driving the letting of vacant space or improving the sustainability characteristics of the buildings. This requires participating in onsite meetings with stakeholders, including agents, architects, building managers and contractors.Working with the Sustainability team as they review existing assets to ascertain the quality of our buildings and design strategies to improve them and lessen the impact on the environment.Taking ownership of a data management project, such as the quality of tenants across a portfolio, the sustainability characteristics of a portfolio or mapping lease expiries. This requires being knowledgeable using Excel and its functions. What you'll be like: We are looking for candidates who have a genuine and demonstrable passion for the built environment, and who are keen to work on new opportunities each day. Does this sound like you: Genuine and demonstrable interest in real estate, the built environment and sustainabilityStrong interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills across a range of mediumsInnovative with good problem-solving skillsComfortable with analysing data and using Excel, PowerPoint and WordEnjoys working across a variety of tasks and projects, and keen to explore the wider Schroders Real Estate office networkGreat team player with a strong work ethic and resilient under pressureGrowth mindset with a willingness to learn and build on mistakes The knowledge, skills and qualifications we're looking for: We are interested in hearing from candidates who are currently studying one of the following areas:Built Environment, Real Estate, Architecture, Quantity SurveyingGeography, Urban Planning and Land EconomySustainability, Environmental Sciences and Climate StudiesYou will be studying on your Undergraduate programme and taking a placement year between your second and final year. Benefit from a series of immersive and engaging training sessions equipping you with the skills you need to adapt to the world of work, hit the ground running and make an impact – training covers industry knowledge, technical and soft skills trainingAttend “Lunch and Learns/ “Coffee Hours” led by senior people across the business – your chance to build contacts in the industry and grow your professional networkOpportunity to secure a spot on the 2025 graduate programme, subject to manager feedback and final interviewAccess to a buddy – we'll match you with a graduate buddy where you'll be supported during the first few weeks of your programme, helping you to integrate into the team and the businessGroup Project – work with a small group of interns on a current or strategic topic and presenting to managers at the end of the programmeAccess to Employee Assistance Programme – providing you with access to 24 hour confidential telephone counselling and a comprehensive online source of information on a range of issues, including Mental HealthFree use of private GP ServiceOn-site staff restaurantFree use of on-site gym Recruitment process 1. Online application form and CV 2. Online assessments 3. Online video interview 4. Assessment centre 5. Final round interview with senior members of the business Candidates should be available to start the 2024 Placement Year Programme on Monday 10 June 2024 and this will last until mid-June 2025. If you think you may require disability-related adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] our disability partner EmployAbility (employ-ability.org.uk) for a confidential discussion and advice. We recognise potential, whoever you are Our purpose is to provide excellent investment performance to clients through active management. Diversity of thought facilitated by an inclusive culture will allow us to make better decisions and better achieve our purpose. This is why inclusion and diversity are a strategic priority for us and why we are an equal opportunities employer: you are welcome here regardless of your age, disability, gender identity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or any other protected characteristics.
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