Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Planner 2022

Reading

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About Stantec

With 21,000 talented professionals internationally, Stantec has a strong reputation for its work with public and private sector clients on a diverse range of high-profile infrastructure and development projects.

The friendly and collaborative culture at Stantec is something we are proud of and we have many other reasons for you to be excited about joining us. We offer a competitive salary, agile and flexible working arrangements, industry leading training, great projects and lots more!

The Stantec Promise

More than our services, we are defined by what we stand for, what we believe, and why we do what we do. Our promise is to design with community in mind. Watch our staff explain why community matters so much to them.

Redefine your personal best

Have you ever thought about joining a Graduate Development Programme where you get to work in a diverse, welcoming, and fun environment, on amazing projects, whilst starting your journey to becoming professionally qualified?

We have a large and diverse graduate cohort, spread across all our offices in the UK.  You will join our existing cohort of Engineers, Scientists, Project Managers, Data specialist, Environmentalist, Talent Acquisition & HR, Health Safety and Business Management to name a few. We have a structured 2 year graduate programme that is catered to your specific discipline. You will learn on the job, work on some amazing projects and be mentored by some of our industries leading practitioners. 

If this sounds like something that appeals to you, then look no further than Stantec, where we have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate to join our planning team in Reading.

The opportunity

You will work in a truly multi-disciplinary environment, giving access to a broad knowledge base with the support of experts across the business.

You will work closely with a range of clients, including blue-chip organisations, local authorities, property developers and investors.

As part of your graduate opportunity you will get involved in the follow;

  • Assist with planning policy reviews for medium and large scale and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects in the residential, commercial and retail sectors.
  • Input into the preparation of planning applications and supporting documents
  • Provision of development planning support across PBA.
  • Input into the preparation of evidence based studies (e.g. employment and housing needs assessments).

About you

You are a recent graduate (or will be graduating) with a RTPI accredited degree in planning. You will have some awareness of planning law and procedures, including the changing planning system at national, regional and local levels. You are a strong communication skills, both verbal and written with strong Qualitative/Quantitative reasoning and analytical skills.

Benefits

  • We offer a number of other leisure and lifestyle benefit options (from buying additional holiday to travel insurance and bikes) to help you tailor your benefits to your personal needs.
  • Ensuring you have a pension in place is a very important part of planning for the future. We offer tax efficient ways of saving towards your retirement plan with pension schemes that provide a wide variety of investment options.
  • We want all our employees to be happy, healthy and engaged at work. We have a number of campaigns that run throughout the year with the main objective being to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of our employees. Information on local activities and initiatives is also available and regularly updated.

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