At Lendlease, we are committed to taking care of the people that keep our company thriving.  Our goal is to create a workplace that supports people to seek happy, healthy and productive lives.

As a participant of the Lendlease Graduate Programme, you will become part of a diverse team based environment where you will have the opportunity to work with truly experienced professionals, in a culture that ensures you develop and grow – in fact many of our leaders began their career as part of our Graduate Programme.

In the United Kingdom we offer a two-year Graduate Programme with opportunities across our business areas including Construction, Development, Consulting, Investment Management, and Corporate Functions.

Our Construction business has been continuously operating in the United Kingdom for more than two decades. We have delivered some of the world’s most exciting and iconic buildings, including the London Olympic Village, Bluewater and Trafford Shopping Centre’s, Canary Wharf, The Lloyds Building, regeneration programme of Elephant & Castle, Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the Sydney Opera House.

Join us and you will work on projects in a variety of sectors, including commercial, residential, retail and urban regeneration.  Roles available within the Construction Stream for our 2020 Graduate Programme include:
  • Construction& Engineering Management (CEM)
  • Commercial Management  and Quality Surveying (CMQS)
  • Planning
  • Design Management
  • Engineering
Over the two years of the graduate programme you will not only develop a wide range of skills and experience across all stages of the construction process, you will also establish a network of colleagues that will stay with you as your career progresses.

Construction is a team game and nothing beats the spirit created by working with a group of professional and highly motivated peers to deliver an outstanding outcome. Our teams are united by a shared vision of creating the best places and leaving a positive legacy.
  • Right to live and work in the UK.
  • A minimum 2:2 classification in a degree related to the above streams is preferred.
  • Other degrees with relevant experience will be considered.
  • Some relevant and demonstrable work experience.
Location: London, Birmingham and Manchester - with potential placements elsewhere in the United Kingdom
Lendlease’s Consulting business has more than 20 years’ experience delivering quality projects across a wide range of market sectors. We are renowned for our positive, proactive and solution orientated approach to addressing clients’ property and construction needs. Our client base is drawn from national and local government, public agencies and the private sector. Join us and you will have the opportunity to work across all these sectors during your first two years with Lendlease.

Why consider a career within our Consultancy business?
  • Our Consulting business is a trusted partner of choice for many of the country’s leading companies and institutions. 
  • We have delivered some of the most complex projects in the United Kingdom.
  • Our priority is to help our clients  focus on their core business.
  • Our core consulting services are enhanced by the vast expertise within the wider Lendlease group.
As well as developing your core project management and related technical skills over the duration of the Graduate Programme, in Consulting you will also be given the opportunity to work on our business development activities, including bidding for new work and our marketing activities.

  • Right to live and work in the UK.
  • All Undergraduate and Postgraduate classifications welcome.
  • All degrees welcome.
  • Relevant work experience is an advantage but not a necessity

Location: London

Our Development business is dedicated to creating the best places; those that are productive and profitable, enhance the environment, and allow communities to prosper. We are in the business of creating positive legacies for everyone involved, with people at the heart of everything we do.

We have a proven track record in delivering complex mixed use large scale urban regeneration schemes incorporating residential, retail and offices, aiming to establish best practice in urban regeneration within the European market, including Elephant Park, International Quarter London, and Deptford Landings.

We operate an integrated team model and our diverse skills allows us to manage the entire development process, from masterplanning and site acquisition, consulting with local authorities on planning, to project management, sales and leasing. We can even manage the asset once its complete. In between, we’re able to integrate everything from financial modelling and research analysis to concept design and marketing. 

By joining the Development stream of our Graduate Programme, you will be exposed to the full development cycle, building on your commercial acumen, actively managing stakeholders, and experience functional areas such as safety, sustainability, marketing and operational excellence. You will join a passionate and growing team.


  • Right to live and work in the UK.
  • A minimum 2:1 bachelor’s degree in a discipline that is transferable to the variety of work we undertake (e.g. real estate, property, urban planning, architecture, engineering, economics, social economic, future cities or smart cities etc.)
  • A degree with a specialism in technology, socio-economic or smart cities would be encouraged but not essential.
  • Some relevant and demonstrable work experience.
Location: London and Birmingham - with potential placements elsewhere in the United Kingdom
Corporate Functions
Our Corporate Functions teams are the business minds behind the projects.

In our Corporate Functions business, you will become part of a community of corporate business partners who will enable enhanced performance of our operations.  Using some of the latest technology, while adhering to strict environmental standards and working with a selection of industry professionals, we aim to deliver projects on budget, on time, in the safest way possible.
Roles available for our 2020 Graduate Programme include:
  • Finance: Our Finance team provides both strategic insight and operational financial support to all areas of our business, playing a pivotal role in driving the performance of the organisation. 
    During the programme you will undertake further studies (e.g. Masters in Finance, Association Chartered Accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Institute of Tax), as well as attend structured in-house development courses whilst having the opportunity to work in finance across a broad range of the Lendlease business.

  • Sustainability: Sustainability is about creating places for people and meeting their needs today, and in the future. We have a long and proud history of giving emphasis to environmental, social and economic outcomes to deliver places that respond to the complex global forces shaping our future, including rapid urbanisation, climate change, inequality and resource stress.

  • Marketing: Marketing plays an important part in helping Lendlease create the best places.  Graduates will work across the various marketing disciplines gaining experience and exposure to B2B and B2C marketing. In addition to this you will get involved in digital and social media campaigns, marketing strategy, planning, budgeting, and research insights.
  • Right to live and work in the UK.
  • A minimum 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred
  • Other degree qualifications with relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Relevant work experience is an advantage but not a necessity.
Location: London
Investment Management

The investment management business manages approximately A$36 billion globally in property assets via funds and separate mandates. We invest on behalf of pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, investment managers and insurance companies, offering our investment partners access to quality property assets.

We manage capital in bespoke investment structures that suit our investor’s investment strategy.

You’ll get to join our team in a variety of different areas: Investment Area: where our specialists and portfolio managers provide clients with access to our best ideas, people and superior investment performance.

Asset Management: where our business manages real estate investments within Europe across major real estate sectors (Office, Retail and Residential).


  • Right to live and work in the UK.
  • We are looking for innovators with an entrepreneurial mindset with a desire to learn, who have a genuine interest in property fund management
  • We will consider candidates from a range of different degree disciplines. (i.e. not just property/asset degrees)
 Location:  London



Together we're going places

Our unique programme streams are developed in line with our vision and business strategy and area tailored to enhance your skills and support you for your future roles with Lendlease.  As a participant of the Lendlease Graduate Programme you will be supported through a structured learning and development programme, various on the job activities and networking opportunities, including:

  • An annual conference; developing your self-awareness and ability to build great relationships;
  • A series of business capability workshops in areas such as negotiating and business acumen;
  • Ongoing catch ups with senior leaders to encourage and steer your progress;
  • Funding of your annual memberships and associated fees, plus access to a qualified advisor to help you achieve your professional chartered status;
  • A buddy and a mentor.
You will be challenged to explore innovative ideas that will contribute to our business and make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.  Across all of our graduate roles we are looking for candidates with good interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills, who are customer focused, display commercial acumen and have the ability to see the bigger picture. 



Lendlease seeks to be an employer of choice.  You will join us on a competitive salary, incremental fixed pay increases throughout the programme, private medical insurance, 25 days’ holiday plus wellbeing leave, a pension with our contribution of up to 10 per cent and a flexible benefits scheme that allows you to shape your own package.

Applications for our 2020 Graduate Programme will open in mid-September 2019.

STEP 1 – Online Application Form (including submission of CV)

You will be asked to provide your basic details, upload a copy of your CV and answer two questions in relation to your application to our Graduate Programme.

TIP: Why not get a head start and prepare your answers to our two questions before you begin to complete the online application form.  You will be asked,

  • What attracts you to starting your careers with Lendlease? (max. 300 words)
  • What are the top 3 strengths that make you a great fit for your selected stream (i.e. Construction, Consulting, Development, Investment Management and Corporate Functions)? (max. 300 words).
STEP 2 – Video Interview

This is a one-way automated video interview and a great opportunity to make your application come to life.  Further details will be made available to you when you reach this stage.

TIP: Prepare for it as you would for a face-to-face interview and make the most of the practice questions/time.

STEP 3 – Assessment Centre

We will invite you to attend an Assessment Centre at one of our offices/projects.  We’ll further assess your suitability through individual and group exercises and interviews.  It will provide you with an opportunity to find out more about us, our graduate programme and speak to some of our graduates to help you decide is Lendlease is for you.

TIP: Try to relax as much as possible – we will definitely do our best to make you feel at ease.




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