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Associate Trainee - Consulting & Valuation

Pay: Competitive
Location: London London United Kingdom
Category: Entry Level
Available from: Immediately
Finishes on: Ongoing Position
Type of work: Full Time, Indoor , Daytime Work
Job reference: E05018763
Financial Services 2022-03-28 2022-07-02

Job Description

HVS has created an exciting new opportunity for exceptional graduates to train in our London Office to Associate Level.The goal of the traineeship is to fast-track the right individual to a level that will qualify them to apply for Full Associate roles in any HVS office or elsewhere in the Industry.Client & Assignment Related TrainingWith the support and mentoring of senior staff at HVS, the trainee will work as part of a team conducting live hotel and related hospitality sector valuations, feasibility studies and operational reviews. They will benefit from comprehensive training and hands-on experience in the following areas: Preparing proposals, briefs and administration at all stages of the lifecycle of the client assignment; Research into a wide range of subject properties across EMEA; Fieldwork visits to local market areas across Europe; Inspection tours of subject and competitive properties; Conducting interviews with senior professionals in person or remotely, including hotel general managers, sales managers, financial controllers, local government officials, planners, other valuers, real estate agents, bankers and others; All aspects of desk research – telephone and zoom interviews, searches of internet and published data sources, identifying other sources of reliable information; Analysis of data collected from a variety of sources; Preparation of detailed financial projections, using HVS London’s bespoke suite of complex financial models; Working with Directors and HVS Editors to perfect Report writing in accordance with the proposal/engagement letter using HVS house models in faultless business English; Liaison with clients throughout each assignment as directed by the assignment manager. Additional Activities and Opportunities Weekly progress meetings and reviews with senior personnel; Attendance of meetings with prospective clients, as invited by directors, drafting of proposal letters and handling follow-up discussions with prospective clients; Participation at office, team and marketing meetings Participation in appropriate training courses, attendance of relevant conferences and hospitality industry meetings; Writing articles, assisting with research projects and in-house publications The preparation of presentations and other marketing collateral. Person Specification The right candidate will have either a first degree from a recognised hotel school or if the first degree is in another discipline, an MBA via a hospitality-related course and Work experience in an international hotel company or environment, ideally in a finance/accounting, rooms division, development, sales and marketing, or administrative management Can demonstrate Strong English language skills, both written and spoken. Strong level of numeracy and analytical aptitude. Knowledge of the European hotel sector. Strong computer skills, including financial modelling (Excel) and word processing (Word) – prior experience using presentation software and databases would be an advantage. An ability to speak at least one other European language fluently is desirable. Is able to travel on business within the EU/EAA/Schengen area without the need for additional work permits or visas. and has the following key attributes A strong desire to work with HVS Aspires to become totally immersed in hotel consulting Is a team player Has meticulous attention to detail and high personal, professional and ethical standards Has a high level of motivation Is a self-starter and can work independently Is willing to ‘go the extra mile’ Has a thirst for knowledge and experience Is a creative thinker and problem solver Enjoys a positive mental attitude Enjoys travel, meeting people and networking Has an entrepreneurial outlook, and interest in developing own network Ideally has a UK or European driving license Competitive Compensation is offered together with the training package outlined above.

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