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JLL Bristol invites students to gain insight into world of property

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30 March 2022

Real estate adviser JLL in Bristol is calling on students aged 14-19 who are keen to learn more about a career in the property industry to apply for a virtual work experience programme.

The Access to Property with JLL four-day programme will give young people a chance to find out whether a role in the property sector - or within inter-related teams such as marketing, business admin or finance - might be for them.

Running from 11 to 14 April in partnership with Springpod, Access to Property with JLL will include live and recorded webinars, hosted by current JLL graduates and apprentices, which students can join or dip into later as part of a flexible programme.

The sessions will give students the opportunity to learn about the JLL culture, its diversity & inclusion (D&I) strategy and approach to sustainability, as well as the technical skills and attributes required, whether for a job as a surveyor, agent, consultant, valuer or one of the many other roles the sector offers.

Simon Peacock, head of the Bristol office of JLL, said: "This virtual work experience programme is open to anyone aged 14 to 19; however it forms part of our wider social mobility strategy focused on supporting young people into careers in property through non-traditional routes. This is an excellent opportunity for students who perhaps may not have considered a career in property or in inter-related sectors previously and would like to find out whether it could be for them."

Participants will also learn about routes into apprenticeship, graduate and internship opportunities at JLL.

In 2020, JLL took part in The Bridge Group's independent report on socio-economic diversity in the property sector, the first of its kind in the industry, in collaboration with 11 other property firms and funded by the JLL Foundation. It revealed that the property industry was deeply lacking in diversity and acutely by socio-economic background. Initiatives like Access to Property with JLL form part of JLL's strategy to addressing this issue.

The application deadline is April 6. Interested students can apply via the website here


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Peter Davison is deputy editor of The Business Magazine. He has spent his life in journalism – doing work experience in newsrooms in and around Bristol while still at school, and landing his first job on a local newspaper aged 19. By 28 he was the youngest newspaper editor in the country.

An early advocate of online news, he spent the first years of the 2000s telling his bosses that the internet posed both the biggest opportunity and greatest threat to the newspaper industry and the art of journalism. He was right on both counts.

Since 2006 he has enjoyed a career as a freelance journalist. He lives in rural Wiltshire with one wife, two children, and three cats.

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