LocatED INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
As part of LocatED’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitments, we have set up a Young Persons’ Programme to provide internships and work experience at LocatED.
LocatED’s Internship Programme provides a mix of hands-on practical experience, structured learning and development.
Interns join LocatED with a defined learning plan. They are provided with ongoing one-to-one support and mentoring whilst playing a valuable role in the delivery of LocatED’s services.
The length of the Internship varies up to a maximum of 12 months, dependent on what team the individual is based.
The below sections demonstrate the value of an internship from both the intern and the line manager’s perspective.
What the Intern programme offers
- A National Living Wage salary
- 25 days annual leave (pro-rata based on length of the contract)
- Opportunity to earn up to 10% bonus in a performance related pay scheme
- Access to high quality training and professional development opportunities
- Two days each year to volunteer with a charity of your choice
- 3 GCSEs Grades 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
Intern vacancies will be advertised on our current vacancies page
“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.”
Atreya Bakhshi, PMO Intern
Nadia, Head of Programme Management & Systems 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 3-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.”