Graduate –
Sustainability

The built environment is responsible for nearly 40% of global carbon emissions, and has a fundamental role to support environmental, economic and social wellbeing.  JLL is a world leader in real estate services and we work with investors, developers, landlords and occupiers to accelerate the transition to a sustainable built environment.

Join JLL as a graduate on our Sustainability programme to help shape the future of real estate for a better world.

Job title: Sustainability Graduate – various positions
Location: London
Start dates: March 2022 / September 2022
Programme duration: 18 months

About JLL

We’re JLL. We’re a world leader on real estate services, powered by an entrepreneurial spirit. We buy, build, occupy and invest in a variety of assets including industrial, commercial, retail, residential and hotel real estate. From tech start-ups to global firms, our clients span industries including banking, energy, healthcare, law, life sciences, manufacturing and technology.

If you’re looking to kick start your career, JLL is the perfect professional home. At JLL, you’ll have a chance to grow alongside the world’s leading businesses, putting your knowledge into action every day. You’ll also make long-lasting professional relationships through sharing different perspectives, and you’ll be inspired by the best. We’re focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. Achieve your ambitions – join us at JLL!

About the role

The built environment is generating nearly 40% of the total global carbon footprint. With global warming and urbanization this trend can only increase unless we decide to combat it. Many companies have made pledges to reduce their environmental impact, but they need help to define and deliver the changes to achieve this.

We manage on behalf of our clients more than 5 billion square feet, so we have a central role to play to drive the sustainability agenda to shape a better world.

We are recruiting graduates from a wide range of degree disciplines to support our clients’ net zero, low energy, social impact and natural capital ambitions.  As a JLL sustainability graduate you will develop skills and knowledge to drive transformational change and deliver global impact.

You can learn more about sustainability at JLL by clicking here

What you’ll be doing

You will join a team of 80+ sustainability professionals delivering impactful sustainable solutions for the real estate sector.

In 2022 we are recruiting up to 30 sustainability graduates to support a range of sustainability disciplines including:

  • Net zero carbon design including thermal modelling, MEP systems and embodied carbon.
  • ESG and net zero strategy, reporting and communication
  • Energy performance optimisation
  • Climate risk reporting
  • Sustainability certification, data reporting and assurance
  • Renewable energy infrastructure and finance
  • Social impact strategy and reporting
What you’ll get from us

We know that your unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives help us think bigger, spark innovation and succeed together.

At JLL, we want everyone to feel welcomed, valued, and empowered to achieve their full potential, and here are just some of the ways we’ll make that happen.

  • Support from us – The Early Careers team will be with you every step of the way during your programme. Your manager and team will also be there to guide you day-to-day. You’ll also be able to share your views and drive change through our Early Careers committee.
  • Support from your buddy – You’ll be paired with a peer on a similar pathway/role to you who will be there to answer any questions and guide you.
  • Training opportunities for everyone – No matter your experience or role, both our Early Careers and Learning teams will provide you with lots of ways to improve and develop your skills, from managing stakeholders and clients to report and pitch writing.
  • Dress for your diary – Each day will be different, so we trust you to dress according to what you’re doing. For example, if you’re meeting clients then it’s important to dress smartly to reflect the great work we do, and we encourage you dress more casually when you don’t.
  • Competitive salary – As an accredited Living Wage employer, we are committed to paying you a wage that is fair and competitive to the industry we work in.
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays each year – We encourage you take breaks from work and hope you use this time to recharge regularly throughout the year.
  • 2 paid volunteer days each year – We feel it’s important to give back to the communities around us. JLL set up events with specific charities and organisations which you can get involved with, such as our work with schools. Or you can use your days to support a charity or local organisation of your choice.
  • Wide range of employee benefits – You can take advantage of them, which include a well-being support and resources, exclusive discounts, pension, private medical healthcare, dental insurance, employee assistance programme, season ticket loan, cycle-to-work scheme, mortgage advice, and more.
Sounds like you? Here are some things you’ll need to have:
  • Right to work in the UK
    • You will need to have permanent right to work in the UK, with no time restrictions or limited working hours. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas, including Graduate Visas.
  • Skills and motivations
    • A curious mindset so you can learn and grow with us
    • A passion to contribute your thoughts, create fresh ideas, and challenge yourself to do more than you think you could
    • A strong interest in sustainability and the property industry so you can help shape its future
  • Qualifications
    • GCSEs – C / 4 grade or above in English and Maths (or equivalent)
    • Degree – 2:1 or above in any Bachelor’s degree in any subject, although Sustainability, Environmental, Engineering and similarly related subjects will be beneficial to you in the role.

If you want to kick start a career where your work is valued, your passion is shared, and your development is supported, then join JLL.

Have a question?

We have lots of information on our website and if you can’t find what you’re looking for then feel free to contact our team (EarlyCareersUK@eu.jll.com).

Please note that to be considered for a role with us you will need to apply through our Early Careers page.