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Aug 27, 2020

Land Collective Launches Virtual Internship

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G&T is excited to support the Land Collective’s worldwide Virtual Internship programme, offering students at sixth form and university the opportunity to gain construction and commercial property experience whilst physical internships are unable to take place.  

“Since launching with the help of Gardiner & Theobald and other firms across the built environment, we have seen a positive turnout from 69 universities…with more than 80% of the participants being from BAME backgrounds, which is super exciting.”

Sarah Hayford

The Land Collective Founder

The virtual internship, which started on Monday 24th August, will take two weeks to complete and allow students who are interested in commercial property to get an introduction to the sector, take part in exercises that mirror the type of work they will be involved in and gain career guidance. Students will learn via text, downloadable documents, video, audio, quizzes and gain a certificate once they complete the course.

“I hope to gain knowledge on the important skills required in order to work in commercial property, learn tips that can help with my employability and get experience that will help me stand out from others.”

Suzane Yeboah

2nd Year Sociology, Accounting and Finance Student at University of Leicester

COVID-19 has had a detrimental impact on many students looking to pursue a career in property and construction. With internships and work placements no longer able to take place, many students’ careers have been put on hold. Combined with an already existing skills shortage, it has never been more important to support such initiatives for those that wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity or the tools to succeed in the industry.

G&T is working with the Land Collective as part of our recently launched NewGen programme. The initiative works alongside charities and other industry organisations to inspire a new generation of diverse built environment professionals.

“I want to gain a clear understanding of the fundamentals of commercial property along with a stronger employability skill set. I hope to determine what skills I utilise best to see whether this is a career path that will complement those skills.”

Mac Dedic

2nd Year Mathematics Student at Imperial College London

A total of 164 participants signed up to take part, with the initiative attracting applicants from a total of 69 universities, five schools/colleges across nine countries, including Ghana, the United States, Portugal, and India. Other organisations taking part include Colliers International and Bryan Cave Leighton and Paisner.

“I hope to gain an understanding of the process of getting a job within construction and commercial property and the different jobs within the built environment.”

Joyce Silva

Student at Brampton Manor Academy

The Land Collective is an online content-led platform that encourages the next generation of professionals to provide commentary on the real estate market and the wider built environment. Through written articles, research and events they aim to spark meaningful discussions between industry professionals and educate those interested in joining the industry about the different jobs in the built environment. The group is made up of a hub of current students and recent graduates from a variety of backgrounds, including management, law, architecture, politics, economics and urban studies.

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