Graduate Planner at GL Hearn, part of Capita Real Estate
MSc Urban and Regional Planning, 2016
Masters programme, year of graduation and current role
MSc Urban and Regional Planning, graduating in 2016. I am currently working as a graduate planner as part of the commercial planning team at GL Hearn.
How has your Masters prepared you and given you relevant transferable skills for your current role?
The Masters course taught me legislation, how to read planning policy, how to prepare documents such as planning briefs and appraisals – all of these things you will use in your job role.
What support have you had to help you make the move from your Masters to your job? For example from mentors, academics or Careers Network?
Our lecturers sent us any vacancies / graduate schemes they knew of, which was really handy when applying for jobs.
Please add any tips or advice for postgraduates looking to enter the job market
Applying for graduate schemes takes time and there are a lot to apply for; don't let it take over your university work. In assessment centres, be yourself, be calm and do your homework on the company.
GL Hearn is a property and planning consultancy which is part of the wider Capita group. The Capita group is a business outsourcing and professional services company which has 75,000 employees globally. GL Hearn is one of the country’s top 20 planning consultancies and offers graduate schemes in surveying and planning.