Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Planner

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The Graduate Programme

Graduates are placed on a structured 24 months’ development programme covering the whole lifecycle of a project from site possession, through to fit-out and reporting structures. Primarily, the Graduate Planner will form part of the Pre-Construction team.

Objective: Your career progression route will be to become an Assistant Planner after 2 years, with the view to becoming a Planner in 3-4 years’ time. With ongoing support from your mentor, site team and a programme coordinator, you will work to achieve the level of a Planners competence, progressing through a tailored programme. Your individual effort will be supplemented by a range of internal seminars and reviewed quarterly so that you receive comprehensive feedback on your progression.

Graduates will also be expected to take part in a rotational programme, encouraging graduates to work with other important cogs of our business. These will include Design Management, Site Engineering, Project Management and Commercial amongst others.

Outcome: On successful completion of the programme participants will achieve an Assistant Planner status.


  • Every graduate will have a tailored programme
  • You will undertake quarterly reviews every 3 months is to be held with the attendance of the HOD, Graduate and L&D Manager
  • Graduates will have access to other technical seminars and professional qualifications including CIOB

Professional Development: Ardmore will support your professional development by encouraging you to apply for your Chartership with CIOB and offering you a wide variety of work and projects in order to gain experience required to achieve this. You will be supported by an internal CIOB mentor and chancellor.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

You will work closely with/shadowing Project Planner/Senior Planner in carrying out the following -

  • Working within a team to develop site-based programmes based on specific construction tasks
  • Using data from contract programme to produce detailed construction programme; considering design and procurement
  • Developing project fit out schedules based on task specific durations
  • Develop and demonstrate a good knowledge of project requirements and site constraints
  • Monitoring project on a regular basis and providing accurate reporting on status
  • Liaising with lead Planner with regards to organisation of any resources needed for the project and ensure everything is delivered in a timely manner


  • Min 2:1 BSc in Construction Management, or Civil Engineering
  • Proficient use of MS Office
  • CSCS card
  • Previous experience on site advantageous (work placement / summer placements)

In addition, you will:

  • Have a good understanding of team dynamics and will support people in the team to achieve shared goals
  • Be self-confident and articulate, with strong negotiating and influencing skills, and ability to build rapport both internally and externally
  • Be resilient and work successfully under pressure
  • Be self-disciplined, and organised with well-developed time management skills


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Construction Management
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Structural

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