Our internships are a great way to get hands-on experience, while benefitting from structured learning and development.
As an intern, you’ll join LocatED with a defined learning plan. This gives you the structure you need to develop key skills and excel. Throughout your time with us, you’ll be provided one-to-one support and mentoring, while playing a valuable role in the delivery of our services. Internships can vary in length, up to a maximum of 12 months, depending on which of our teams you join.
Interested? Click here to read about the experience of interning at LocatED from Atreya, who joined us for a three-month placement, and Nadia’s view as his line manager.
What you’ll get from our internship programme:
- A National Living Wage salary
- 25 days annual leave (pro-rata based on the length of your internship), plus bank/statutory holidays
- The opportunity to earn up to 10% bonus in a performance related pay scheme
- Access to high quality training and professional development opportunities
- Life assurance cover plus Smart Health
- Two paid days each year to volunteer with a charity of your choice.
What we’re looking for in our interns:
- 3 GCSEs at Level 4 (Grade C) and above, including English and Mathematics
- Good oral and written communication skills
- The desire and commitment to work as part of the team
- Strong IT capabilities in Microsoft packages.
How to apply
We will advertise internships here.
“Prior to my role at LocatED, I worked as a Landscape Gardener. During the winter months I volunteered to update and maintain the company’s website. I had to learn programming and data analytics during which I realised I had developed an interest. I decided to look at new opportunities for career growth which would include further development and training in IT and Project Management.
I had to go through a formal job application process, which was daunting as I had never worked in an office but despite this, I was successful in both an initial telephone interview and then a face to face interview and have now been in the role for over a year. Being at LocatED has helped me understand so much, especially how a business is run. I have gained so much experience in terms of project management, understanding the property sector and my own personal learning and development.
During this time, I have lead presentations and trained employees on software and systems, some of which, I have had the opportunity to develop and build. This aspect of the role has been eye-opening; it involves looking at what processes are in place, what needs to be in place and what is needed for the transition. The level of thinking about how things can be improved is intensive as one small change can lead to several process adjustments.
My favourite aspect has been teaching new processes to employees using guidance learned and documented myself. I have really enjoyed the ability to shadow different business areas and have felt involved within the company. I have continued to learn and develop throughout my internship.”
Nadia, Business Manager, gives the following line manager’s perspective:
“LocatED has previously hosted job placements for students looking for experience in property and this had been met with great feedback both from the students and the teams they worked with. It was decided a Programme Management Office (PMO) Intern role was needed during the build of an in-house management information system.
It has been a great experience and has resulted in an original three-month placement being extended to a year. Naturally curious, Atreya is not afraid to ask questions about every element of work to supplement his understanding. He has proven to be an exceptional fit to the PMO Team, adding his own stamp to the existing high performing, dynamic and innovative team. What is most impressive is his ability to understand and explain systems, a lot of which is self-taught.
Atreya has taught us how to explain what we see as ‘everyday’ activities in a more strategic way to help facilitate his understanding. This in turn, has helped the PMO Team identify and tackle existing issues we have previously just worked around.”