School Leaver Program: Apply Now
Thank you for your interest. Our intake for this year is now full. Please keep an eye out for when applications re-open in 2024.
Are you looking for work opportunities in 2024 to kickstart your career?
Gain office-based, professional experience while earning a competitive salary?
Student Cribs are hiring for multiple roles across our Lettings and Management Teams at our Central London headquarters and Manchester and Newcastle regional office. Flexible start and end dates available for the right candidates. Past Assistant Portfolio Managers have received full-time job offers with Student Cribs while others have used their competitive salary to support travels before University.
We are looking for motivated, reliable and personable candidates who are keen to take on real responsibility from day 1 and quickly build professional skills and experience.
Build Valuable Professional, Office-Based Experience
You will work closely with senior members of the Student Cribs team, receiving mentorship and training so that you quickly build experience in a fast-paced growing business.
The program is designed for outgoing, confident and enthusiastic individuals who will be required to work well within a team but also have the ability to adapt, be flexible and support other departments during peak periods.
Whilst the role will be primarily based in London, you’ll have the opportunity to visit other great cities within the UK; this will include attending open days, viewings and house visits – expenses covered of course!
We will assign you to the department that best matches your skillset, interests and preferences. Each role is hands-on and commercially focused, with real responsibility from day 1. While your exact responsibilities will vary depending on the team you join, they may include:
Lettings & Management
The Lettings & Management teams are responsible for letting our student properties, contracting tenants and ensuring current tenants have a great experience living with us.
-Managing important parts of the sales process, such as calling leads and following up on viewings- there are often prizes for top-performers here!
-Daily calendar management for cities you are working on
-Travelling to our cities to conduct viewings, inspections and support on marketing activities
-Taking inbound calls
-Managing maintenance requests and progress, including managing contractors
-Reviewing and generating contracts
-Supporting incoming tenants with queries on contracts and payments
-Managing our LiveChat system, chatting in real time to website users and helping solve their queries
-Using internal software / systems – a great opportunity to get hands on with business software that will set you up for all future office work
-Meeting with senior management to report and feedback on your markets and share your insight and ideas for improvement
Acquisition & Development
The Acquisition and Development team is responsible for the purchase and refurbishment of Student Cribs growing portfolio of over 1,000 properties across the UK.
-Researching and implementing innovative new products
-Finding and negotiating with new suppliers
-Visiting properties to assist with the furnishing process
-Market research / identifying new investment opportunities
-Assistance with other investment team tasks
Work In a Fun, Collaborative Environment
We don’t ask for any particular experience to join our program, but there are some skills we would like to see demonstrated within your application.
Great team working skills (Could be shown through school sports/clubs )
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Confident, with the ability to work well under pressure (Could be demonstrated through presentations and deadlines )
Diverse in your abilities and able to adapt to new roles (Demonstrated through working with others/taking on new challenges)
Proactive approach to work with good attention to detail (Demonstrated through the taking up of new courses or challenges to improve overall performance. )
Strong eye for detail
During your time at Student Cribs, you will have the ability to gain new skills that will help you succeed, be it at University or in the next steps of your career. We will provide you with training and working closely with senior members of your team, you will receive tailored mentorship to help you succeed. You will have the opportunity to work in an office environment with a small team, meaning your role will be extremely hands on and you will have real responsibility. You will learn the inner workings of the UK’s leading student property company – invaluable experience whether you want to pursue a career in real estate or any other fast paced, highly successful company.
You will also work closely with other departments within the company, with opportunities to learn about their roles and to become involved in what they do. The core skills you will acquire while working at Student Cribs will become the basis of your future professional careers.
Details & Benefits
Hours: 9am-6pm Monday – Thursday, 9am-5pm Friday
£22,000 pro rata
A free breakfast will be provided in the office, daily
Travel opportunities with expenses paid
Location: Central London, with several roles also available in our Newcastle (vacancies now full) and Manchester offices
Start Date: Opportunities to join from June to September 2023, with contracts expected to run until January 2024
Opportunities for future employment: some of our Assistant Portfolio Managers have gone on to become full-time Student Cribs team members, while others have secured other great roles using their experience at Student Cribs!
What Past Assistant Portfolio Managers Say
“Where do I start with Student Cribs? I began my journey as a Student Brand Manager and loved every minute of it. As soon as I started, I had a light bulb moment of knowing this is the career path for me. I soon after began as an Assistant Portfolio Manager and it is the most supportive and friendly working environment. The job has boosted my confidence, self-esteem and motivation to be successful. I have gained so much experience in the space of 6 months by getting the opportunity to travel to different cities to do viewings, photoshoots and safety checks on our properties which have been great transferable skills for my career growth” Taylor Danks
“The opportunity to work at Student Cribs has allowed me to progress and enhance skills that are not taught in school, all whilst in a supportive and friendly environment. From day one I have been given responsibility which has allowed me to learn so much so quickly! I have been able to travel for work across the country and worked amongst a variety of great teams whilst at Student Cribs” Archie Manston
“I joined Student Cribs without any experience or idea of what the working world would be like. Student cribs is a forward thinking company, welcoming and dynamic. I have thoroughly enjoyed working here and getting fully involved from the get go. Not only do they encourage team work between departments but allow room for independence and problem-solving. I would 100% recommend Student Cribs to anyone looking for work experience within the property world!” Francesca Isabella Thompson
“Since joining Student Cribs, I have gained experience working in a dynamic office environment and an insight into the world of work. From learning sales strategies to building up confidence over the phone, I developed my skillset and had the best time along the way. The Student Cribs team couldn’t have been more friendly and supportive!” Isabella Denny
“Before working at Student Cribs, I genuinely had no idea what to expect. However, as soon as I stepped in the office, I have never felt so welcome! As well as this, I have made lifelong friends and even travelled across to the UK from Newcastle to Leicester. They have now offered me a job here and I couldn’t be happier” Lara Robson
“I love working at Student Cribs, it has given me a real experience in the working world, working with teams and amazing mentors who have taught and given me the opportunity to manage and organise property viewings in a number of cities” Jessica Odukwu
“Student Cribs has been an extremely supportive environment, where I have been able to learn on the job with a friendly and helpful team. I have learnt so many new skills which are very transferable and will continue to aid me in my next steps. As well as this, I have also been provided with some great opportunities such as being able to travel to the university I am attending next year to help conduct viewings.” India Mitford
“It gave me the opportunity to experience what working in an office environment is like, and it helped provide structure for my gap year. I’ve learnt loads of new things about student accommodation and customer service, and it was really lovely to also get the chance to work with people who were my age” Bee McDougall
“I have learnt so much during my time at Student Cribs, whilst really enjoying myself! The office environment is really welcoming as a 1st place to work, and I have gained so many skills that I know will be beneficial in my future” Darcy Atkinson
“Student Cribs have provided me with endless opportunities. Since working here I have travelled to 3 different cities across the UK to carry out viewings and to market our company. The support from the senior management team has been amazing, giving me many responsibilities in the field of lettings and management. This furthermore allowed us to develop a wide range of skills which I will forever use. Working at Student Cribs has been amazing- my favourite part is the social aspect from team lunches to socializing with the team on Friday afternoon, making it super easy to fit in and enjoy coming to work every day” Isabella Sims