Graduate - Property Services

7 days left

Council House / Home based
£20,852 per annum
15 Jun 2022
07 Jul 2022
Job Ref
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

37.0 Hours per Week

2 year fixed term contract 




37.0 Hours per Week

Are you a Graduate in a Building Services/Construction or Surveying based subject? Solihull Council are currently recruiting for Graduate opportunities within Corporate Property Services, starting in Summer/Autumn 2022.

These 24 month fixed term graduate internships are a great opportunity to gain exposure to a forward thinking local authority; helping to improve lives and services for the residents of Solihull.

As a graduate based in our Corporate Property Services Team within the Resources Directorate you will gain broad experience of working within a Public Sector organisation and the Construction industry. Working alongside experienced Surveyors, you will be responsible for a range of property maintenance and repairs services at Council premises within the Borough.

Our Corporate Property Services Team are a team of professionals specialising in Property Maintenance; Reactive Repairs, Cyclical Servicing, Planned and Minor Works.

The portfolio of buildings includes public sector buildings; social housing, schools, academies and corporate buildings. The team form part of the Authorities Corporate Landlord structure providing all Hard Facilities Management as well as operating a highly successful trading arm providing services to external clients.

You will have:

  • A degree in a construction, building services or surveying subject and an interest in pursuing a surveyor career path.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities of a local authority.
  • Experience of analysing, interpreting, and summarising varied information from a variety of sources and providing clear recommendations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write clear, concise reports and prepare and deliver effective presentations.
  • Basic knowledge of computer aided design and construction software

Why Solihull Council?

At Solihull Council, we have seen first-hand the huge benefits graduates can bring, having run a variety of successful graduate internships since 2017. Our graduates become an integral part of our teams, getting involved with real projects and adding real value to critical public sector services.

As well as hands on involvement in projects to support our Council Plan, our graduates will have a tailored learning and development programme throughout, the support of a personal mentor and the ability to network and share ideas with other graduates across the Council.

We also offer flexible and agile working and a competitive range of employee benefits including shopping discounts, public sector pension and access to a healthcare cash plan.

We have recently adopted our smarter ways of working model, which seeks to balance individual needs with service delivery. In this role, this is likely to include a combination of working from home and from our offices in central Solihull.

Apply Now!

To apply, please click on the link below and upload a CV and covering letter, clearly outlining your skills, experience and suitability for the opportunity based on the job description and person specification attached.

If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Linda Wilson, Head of Corporate Property Services on 0121 704 6865.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete verbal and numerical testing week ending 8th July 2022. Successful applicants will then be invited to assessment centre on 22nd July 2022.   

This role requires a standard DBS.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Job Description & Person Specification