Graduate Planner - 2021 - Thames Valley - Reading
Reading, UK
4d ago



We are looking for exceptional graduates, with up to 1 years’ experience (pre-RTPI), or those currently / due to study a part time planning master’s degree, who share our passion for planning and development.

Lichfields is an award-winning, sociable and supportive company. We have been recognised as one of the Best Places to Work in Property’ by Property Week magazine, and have won multiple industry and RTPI research excellence awards, including being the only consultancy to win three consecutive RTPI Planning Consultancy of the Year awards.

We are employee-owned through an Employee Benefit Trust, meaning that we have no financial or other obligations to external shareholders.

All our people share in the success of Lichfields through a competitive benefits package, with profits shared via staff bonus schemes.

From day one, you'll have the opportunity to dive head first into your role. You'll quickly receive responsibility, work on challenging projects and collaborate with specialist teams.

You’ll broaden your knowledge and gain insight into the business by taking on exciting projects across our UK network of nine offices.

The Thames Valley office was founded over 6 years ago and has gone from strength to strength in winning an exciting and wide ranging series of projects across the local area. These include :

  • obtaining planning permission and listed building consent for Berkeley Homes for the transformation of the Horlicks Factory in Slough for a residential led mixed use development
  • promoting strategic residential sites for Countryside, Taylor Wimpey, Crest Nicholson and A2 Dominion across the region
  • seeking planning and listed building consent for the enhancement of the iconic Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Great Milton for Raymond Blanc OBE / Belmond; and
  • gaining planning permission for a number of commercial developments including for JP Morgan, Oxford University Developments, Virgin Media, Luxury Family Hotels as well as advising Marks & Spencer on their store development programme.
  • Responsibilities

    As a Graduate Planner, you will be ambitious and embrace the responsibility of providing advice to some of the UK’s best companies.

    You will work on some of the most exciting and challenging projects across a variety of sectors. In return, you will receive targeted training to build a brilliant career in planning and development, and will work in an energetic entrepreneurial culture.

    For more information our graduate page can be found here : Graduates Lichfields.

    Our three-year graduate development programme has been designed to develop your professional and interpersonal skills, so that you can successfully achieve RTPI or RICS (Planning and Development) APC as quickly as possible.

    Lichfields has RTPI Learning Partner status recognising our commitment to people development. We also offer mentoring and networking opportunities to help you build supportive relationships.


    If you want to join Lichfields, please click apply for this job online’ where you will need to upload your recent CV and a cover letter.

    Please remember to state your subjects and grades at Degree, A level and GSCEs (or equivalent qualifications), and your preferred office location / s.

    If your application is successful at the screening stage, you will be invited for an interview and asked to complete a numeracy and written assessment.

    We look forward to receiving your application!

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

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