Apprentice Economist - London at Savills
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Apprentice Economist - London
Start date: September 2021
The Savills Economics team has established a reputation as one of the leading players in the UK covering property and economic analysis and research. We are working on projects including: Manchester High Speed 2 stations development frameworks for Manchester City Council; Development and Infrastructure Investment Framework for Ellesmere Port Industrial Area; Town Investment Plan for Newark on Trent; industrial intensification market analysis for clients including the Greater London Authority and Berkeley Homes; land value uplift and capture analysis for Transport for London; preparation of an Innovation Quarter business plan for Trinity College Dublin; electric vehicle charging market research for an institutional investor; and economic benefits assessments, social infrastructure analysis and negotiations, and infrastructure funding bids for a range of developers and land owners.
The remit of the Economics team is to lead on work in the field of property, planning and economics, covering:
- Preparing and influencing economic, planning, property, regeneration, and infrastructure development strategy, policy and research at national, sub-regional and local levels.
- Establishing the economic, financial and business cases for projects and programmes, including major proposals and estate/property initiatives.
- Carrying out social and economic impact assessments, for example as part of the formal environmental impact assessment (EIA) process.
- Developing new business opportunities in the field of economic consultancy as opportunities arise.
The team draws upon and works with other teams in Savills, for example its remit includes working with the Savills Research team to jointly develop areas of research that will raise the profile of the company.
The role of the apprentice is to:
- Work with colleagues on research, analysis and report writing to deliver projects
- Build up expertise in agreed areas of work.
Key activities include:
- Undertake economic, social and market research and analysis
- Take responsibility for elements of projects
- Help develop creative and original solutions
- Contribute to writing complex reports, interpreting data and making clear and relevant recommendations
- Contribute to and take part in presentations at meetings
- Communicate and negotiate effectively with clients and colleagues
- Maintain an awareness of market conditions and government policies
- Keep informed about documents relating to relevant policy and practice.
The long term potential is for that individual to become a consultant economist, having developed their skills working within a market leading team. The individual would be client facing over time and therefore communication and interpersonal skills are very important. An outgoing, sociable and presentable individual is required. They need to be proactive and confident.
Four full days in the office working hours 9am to 5:30pm. The fifth day each week (during term time) should be spent at University.
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