Our employees are our most important asset so it’s vital that we are able to offer a wide range of learning opportunities to support your personal and professional development.
Each year we run a programme of courses which are open to all LSH employees. These typically take place between the London, Birmingham and Manchester offices with courses running each month bar August. The courses are aimed at developing core business skills and cover topics such as presenting, business writing, networking and time management. All these courses can viewed on the training calendar available via the HR Pages on our intranet (Flash) or you can use CoreHR to search for and book onto a particular course.
For any training needs not covered on the elective programme, employees, managers and teams are encouraged to speak to the HR team who can investigate setting up any niche or bespoke training requests.
Each year we run accelerated learning programmes for our top performers as identified and nominated across the business by our managers. We currently run 3 talent streams each targeted at a different experience level.
Professional Qualifications and Study Sponsorship
Sponsorship may be available should you wish to study for any relevant professional qualifications. Subject to a learning agreement the company will either partially or fully sponsor your course fees.
Our graduate scheme offers a two-year programme of structured training and practical experience to prepare them for passing their Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and qualifying as a Charted Surveyor with the RICS. The training is split into two years which focuses on developing professional skills in Year 1 and then technical knowledge in Year 2. Graduates in our larger offices will complete a rotation, providing them with practical experience in different service lines. Our APC pass rate is consistently well above the national average, making a LSH a great place to begin a career in surveying.
Continual Professional Development (CPD)
In addition to training the company/offices organise CPD events from time to time and employees are encouraged to attend all relevant internal and external CPD events to ensure they are kept up to date with all the latest industry news and developments. Employees who are members of any professional body such as the RICS are required to complete so many hours of CPD per year.
Compliance/Health & Safety e-learning
As a new employee you will be required to complete a series of mandatory online training modules within your first few weeks. These modules cover a wide range of compliance and health & safety related topics from fire safety to anti-money laundering. When you start you will receive an email with your login details and a link to the MyTraining portal. We recommend you complete these as soon as possible before your diary starts to fill up. They are very straightforward to complete and require you to read through the text and then complete a short test at the end. Some of the modules require re-testing on either a 12 or 24 month cycle from your employment start date. You will receive email notifications each time you are required to complete a module and you must complete them within the allotted time.