New internship scheme promises students “vital” career experience

Edinburgh-based Grant Property unveils programme to invest in next generation

A new internship programme launched by Edinburgh-based Grant Property this week is set to give students work experience and a step-up onto the career ladder.
The new, year-long paid internship scheme for up to 11 students from Scottish universities will give students an immersive experience, during which they will learn from the Grant Property team and gain first hand insight into the property industry, according to the firm.
Students from all disciplines can apply and, from the successful applicants, some will be given the chance to apply for a full-time paid summer position and the Grant Property Scholarship, which will see the company make a monetary contribution towards their academic journey.
John Moran, Managing Director of Grant Property, said: “We are looking for outgoing and confident individuals to join our team. It’s vitally important for students and young people to gain work experience while studying in order to help prepare them for the world of work.
“Many employers look for experience when taking on new staff so we’re pleased we can provide a year-long opportunity where students will learn about all aspects of our business and the wider property industry.
“We take pride in fostering the next generation of talent and helping young people build their careers.”
In December Grant Property became the 350th UK employer to be awarded Investors in Young People (IIYP) Gold Award status, in recognition of its effective approach to recruiting, retaining and providing opportunities for young people.
Moran added: “Our recent IIYP accreditation not only helps strengthen the current avenues for young people within Grant Property, but also helps develop a wider strategy to support the needs of the business.”
Sandy Kennedy, Chief Executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland, said: “Entrepreneurial Scotland’s vision is for Scotland to be the most entrepreneurial society in the world.  To achieve this goal it is vital that we all create quality opportunities for our next generation.
“This programme is an exciting opportunity for students to gain invaluable experience with an international organisation headquartered in Scotland.
“Grant Property has a proven track record of investing in its people and has been a committed supporter of our Saltire Scholar Internship programme having hosted and recruited Scholars in 2015 and 2016. Providing opportunities for the next generation is not only vital for Scotland’s future – it is good for business.”
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