Shannon Smart, Graduate Environmental Planner

"At PBA you get the opportunity to tailor your programme to your needs…the training days also give you a great opportunity to meet other graduates at the same stage as you and build up a support network"

Postgraduate study

BSc Geography The University of Edinburgh (undergraduate)

MSc Environmental Science The University of Aberdeen

What interested you in PBA?

PBA interested me because it was a mid-sized company which would allow me to get involved in a wider variety of projects within the environmental sector. As a graduate I was a bit unsure about what exactly I wanted to specialise in and this gave me the opportunity to see first-hand before deciding. PBA is also very people-focussed which was clear even during my first interactions with the HR team. They offer employees a range of benefits through their Brett Flex scheme and give employees the opportunity to get involved in supporting the local community through STEM, charity work and fundraising.

What do you like about the Graduate Development Programme?

You can tailor your programme to your needs such as through optional rotations. I like that we have a lot of input into the graduate programme and can mould it to the training needs of that year’s graduates. The training days also give you a great opportunity to meet other graduates at the same stage as you and built up a bit of a support network.

Favourite project. Why?

Land North of Cherry Hinton. I was involved in a few different aspects of this project including sustainability which gave me a great opportunity to interact with lots of people across the practice who work in various disciplines.

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