Joining SEGRO means getting REAL experience from day one. You will be given a specific role to do in each of your three rotations around the business. Two placements will be based in our Business Units (Greater London or Thames Valley & National Logistics) and will cover roles such as Asset, Leasing or Development Surveying. The third rotation will place you with our dedicated Investment team where you will be able to gain exposure to our investment strategy and get involved in valuations, buying, selling and swapping assets.
At SEGRO, as owners of all our properties, we have the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that we create the space that enables our customers to manage and grow their business. To support you with your property decisions, you will be working with some of the top agents in the country alongside some of the sharpest legal minds. With access to their considerable expertise and with help from your internal team, you will be accountable for your own portfolio.
The size of the business means you will never be just a number. As a relatively small property company in terms of employees (we have circa. 300 across the UK and Europe), you will have real accountability for what you deliver and this will get you noticed. Everyone is on first name terms and with our open plan offices and hot-desking policy you can be sitting next to colleagues from any function which means you learn about the business fast.
With three 9 month placements (which could also include a chance to work in Europe), you will have your own portfolio of properties to manage. The rotations really help with your APC, so that you will be gaining first-hand experience of Property Management, Development and Investment – not just talking about it. This is supported by your personal APC Coordinator and Supervisor as well as our comprehensive personal development training to grow your skills and capabilities to the full.
The world of industrial properties is far more exciting than it may sound. When you think of industrial, how often does clothing come into your head? With several units in our premier locations, the well-known fashion retailer H&M are distributing their range to all of their UK stores from our properties. Do you maybe fancy exotic cars? We’ve got some of those too, with the likes of Pagani and Rolls Royce in our portfolio. Our coverage wouldn’t be complete without food and drink and our buildings enable customers like Wasabi (the sushi chain) as well as Ocado with their online food delivery platform, to deliver the household brands that we all know and love.
We, as consumers, are changing the way we shop, with a larger proportion of our purchases done online. The growth of internet retailing has generated a spike of activity in the industrial and logistics sector. Ecommerce is changing the way businesses operate in terms of supply chain and efficient operations. In this dynamic sector, a strong demand has come from parcel delivery companies and retailers looking for strategic locations from which to service their customers. Such an exciting and thriving environment provides a fantastic backdrop for great learning opportunities for you.