Graduate Town Planner Scheme

Parker Planning Services Town Planner Graduate Scheme

A career in planning may be of interest if you have studied social science subjects such as Geography, Planning, Land Management, Urban/Regional Economics or subjects such as Architecture and Urban Design.

Our experienced team strive to provide a first-class service and work hard to achieve positive planning results on behalf of our wide range of clients. We have a highly successful record, working across multiple sectors such as housing and commercial, agricultural and rural, renewable energy, leisure and tourism, education and health, charity and community, council and local government, minerals and waste. We strive to ensure plans become reality by using our combination of planning knowledge and environmental assessment skills. We work in collaboration with one another and during your time with us you will contribute to the overall success of the business whilst developing your career.

About our graduate scheme

Our graduate scheme is aimed to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career.  From the moment you join us, you’ll receive the training you need.  You will be assigned a chartered mentor, who will guide you to meet the objectives of your professional training.  We will support you on your journey to gaining chartered status.

As a graduate, you’ll also have regular opportunities to attend technical, business skills and personal development activities – including conferences, courses, lectures, networking, revision sessions and social events.

What we can offer you. Join us, and you’ll get:

  • Annual salary reviews, linked to strong performance and attendance.  We believe that hard work should be recognised and rewarded.
  • A competitive salary: we will ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Annual personal training budget – we believe in employee development and training and encourage the use of this budget each year to enable you to keep abreast of developments, laws and future considerations within the industry.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement: we believe in a work-life balance and realise the importance a staff wellbeing in our workplace. We also close for Christmas – these are days given in addition to your annual leave entitlement.
  • We award long service and for every full year you work you’ll receive one additional days’ annual leave, up to a maximum of 5 years.
  • We pay for your RTPI fees and memberships.
  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • We pride ourselves on working as a team in collaboration with one another and whilst we work hard, we also like to have fun together: we provide company paid employee social events throughout the year.

Candidate Specification:

We are looking for flexible and motivated graduates with a genuine passion and a desire to make a difference in the world of planning.  If this describes you, apply today to launch your career with Parker Planning Services Ltd.

To apply for this scheme, you will need to have completed your degree or be completing it soon in one of the following degree disciplines:

  • Town and Country Planning
  • Urban Planning
  • Land Economy
  • Geography
  • Land Management

In your application you should be able to demonstrate your interest through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience.

We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics:

  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.


How to Apply: Please send a covering letter and full CV to apply for the role to For further details or to discuss this role please contact us on 01603 516319 or email us at

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