Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Trainee Manager for Lands and Planning

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Working at Hanson is about being part of One Team. We operate over 300 production sites in the UK, employing about 3,500 people in a wide range of roles, and our aim is to be a leading sustainable business, trusted and respected by our stakeholders for the ethics we adopt and the products we supply.

We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, one of the largest building materials manufacturers in the world, and are committed to being a fair, respectful and inclusive employer.

Our motivated employees are the key to our success and our culture is based on teamwork, strong customer focus, innovation and working safely and sustainably. We are focusing on a zero-harm workplace and our ambitious target to reduce our CO2 emissions by 15 per cent by 2030 ( we have already reduced them by 50% since 2009)

Hanson UK

Hanson UK is a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry.

Description of Team/Department

Under the direction of the Property Development Manager (“PDM”), to assist the regional Land & Mineral Resources Departments (“LMRD's”) in managing Hanson UK's diverse portfolio of greenfield, mothballed and closed properties in accordance with the principles of good estates management practices and with particular focus on preparing surplus land for divestment.

Purpose of/Responsibilities of the role

  • To assist in the management of an identified portfolio of property interests (“the Portfolio”); liaising as necessary with the regional LMRDs, other Hanson staff, landlords, tenants, HUK's letting agents, regulators and stakeholders over a broad range of estates management issues.
  • To become conversant with all relevant planning permissions, lease terms, title restrictions and other encumbrances associated with the Portfolio sites; advising on compliance and taking action as directed by the PDM.
  • To submit and thereafter diligently pursue planning applications, variations to existing approvals, schemes of conditions and other planning matters required in respect of the Portfolio sites.
  • To liaise with Hanson's lettings agent in respect of 3rd party tenancy matters, including lease renewals, rent reviews, rent collection and other issues affecting the Portfolio sites.
  • Under the direction of the PDM, to assist in preparing Portfolio sites for divestment at best value, whilst minimising the risk of post-completion liabilities and having regard for Hanson's reputation as a responsible mineral operator and land owner.


  • RICS accredited graduate or post-graduate degree chartered surveyor in land management, rural land/estates management, environmental management/studies, minerals estates management, land economics or similar. 2;1
  • Full UK driving licence for UK travel

Excellent Remuneration and Benefits

  • 27 days' holiday
  • Leading pension scheme offering with generous contributions from Hanson.
  • 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform. Save money on everything from groceries, electronics, fashion, holidays and much more.
  • Ongoing training and development and opportunities to help further your career.
  • A comprehensive structured induction programme.
  • Experience within a well-respected global market leader.
  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as Cycle to work, voluntary Life assurance.
  • Access to discounted private medical benefits
  • Paid day off to Volunteer every year
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice

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Opportunity Overview

  • February 4th, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Bristol and Shepshed, Leicestershire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Acoustics
  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Structural
  • Transport Planning
  • Water/Hydrology

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