Case Study December 2019

Hosting a Robertson Scholar

Mike Buchan, Office Manager at real estate firm JLL in Glasgow, talks about his experience of hosting Robertson Scholars for their summer internships. Two former interns reflect on their experiences helped to shape their future careers.

JLL is a world leader in real estate services with over 90,000 employees in 80 countries.

In 2017, it participated for the first time in the Summer Internship Scheme for Scholars on our Journey to Success programme. Mike and colleagues hosted third-year Robertson Scholar, Meg Beattie, for two months in its Glasgow office.

Following the success of this, the organisation last year welcomed Connor MacDougall through the scheme and is now planning to host again in 2020. Both Connor and Meg are now employed by JLL; the former for one day a week during the final year of his studies and the latter full-time through JLL's graduate programme. Hear from all three about their experiences below.

Mike Buchan from JLL

Robertson Scholar Connor MacDougall

Robertson Scholar Meg Beattie

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