(Colette O’Shea, Managing Director, Landsec)
At Landsec, we believe great places are for people to experience and are made with the experience of great people. As one of the largest real estate companies in Europe, our £13.4 billion portfolio spans 24 million sq ft of well‑connected, experience-led retail, leisure, workspace and residential hubs, with a growing focus on London. From the iconic Piccadilly Lights in the West End and the regeneration of London’s Victoria, to the creation of retail destinations at Westgate Oxford and Trinity Leeds, we own and manage some of the most successful and memorable real estate in the UK. We aim to lead our industry in critical long-term issues – from diversity and community employment, to carbon reduction and climate resilience.
We provide UTC students with unique insights into the property and construction industry. We do this through exciting activities including business challenges, work shadowing in our Head Office and with our partners, and opportunities to spend time with Landsec employees from our development, investment, sustainability, engineering, tech and innovation teams.
We also give UTC students the opportunity apply for the Landsec Academy, our apprenticeship programme, which is a fantastic opportunity to gain diverse experience in the property industry while getting a professional qualification. Our trainees carry out placements across Landsec in a range of departments tailored to their interests, with many joining our organisation permanently at the end of the programme.