Year in Business Intern-Leeds

Year in Business Intern-Leeds Leeds, England

Full Time Leeds, England 10.56 - 12.04 GBP Today
Job description

Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Interns/Graduate/Apprentice, Internship/Industry placement
Leeds - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Global Workplace Solutions is a division of CBRE providing integrated solutions across large multi-discipline property portfolios. We are an organisation that has people at the heart of its culture and our aim for this account is to deliver an exceptional service to the John Lewis Partnership.

We encourage new ways of working, driving innovation, whilst always living to our RISE values.

The John Lewis Partnership Account is a £100m revenue account, delivering a total FM solution to approximately 450 John Lewis and Waitrose stores and distribution centres nationwide, through a dedicated team of around 400 employees.

The role of the Business Intern will be to support the Account team to deliver a comprehensive operational and administrative service to the client and the contract.

Role Summary:
  • Compile data for reports to support the business and Client reporting governance cycle.
  • Provide data analysis and insight that supports targeted spend and maintenance activity across the Account.
  • Offer ideas and support the development of innovative tools that allow for an increase in performance efficiencies, e.g. engineering app.
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting as requested to support Operations.
  • Engage with customers to manage non-standard works through to completion, engaging with CBRE Engineers and Vendors.
  • Support, where appropriate, with the raising and managing of purchase orders, tracking of cost changes, updating of the Appendix A (Commercial Contract).
  • Support our Operational teams with seasonal peak Client trading activity, e.g. ‘ready for summer’; ‘fit for peak’
  • Drive high quality commercial performance through understanding the contractual commitments, better buying and use of preferred suppliers.
  • Provide feedback and ideas for the continuous improvement of systems and processes which maximize efficiency benefits for the customer and GWS, including saving opportunities to ensure the customer and GWS financial savings targets are capitalized.


  • Hold academic passes with at least GCSE Maths and English or equivalent


  • Analytical
  • Problem solving
  • Commercial acumen
  • Highly computer literate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong oral presentation skills
  • Capable of working in a matrix environment


  • A basic understanding of business and customer-facing environments
  • Commercial awareness
  • Understands the requirements of operating in a contract environment.


  • Customer focus skills with a passion for customer service.
  • Effective communication skills enabling the individual to work with clients, suppliers, and staff at all levels
  • Self-motivated
  • Results/ task orientated, with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Ability to work under pressure and with changing demands and priorities
  • Confidential and discrete approach

Core Competencies

  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail

Year in Business Intern-Leeds
Dallas, United States
Robert E. Sulentic
Unknown / Non-Applicable
10000+ Employees
Company - Public
Real Estate
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