Graduate Planner looking for progression

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    £20,000 - £25,000 Dep Exp

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    Matt Kirk

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    7 months ago

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    Matt Kirk

As a Graduate Planner, you'd expect to get a wide range of work, perhaps you'll need your handheld occasionally. You'd certainly want to learn, and 100% expect to progress. 

Are you going to get that at one of the big firms? Do you sit opposite an experienced Director and Associate every day? Do you think that if you did, you might reasonably expect to learn more and progress more quickly?

Are you asked to do a narrow range of mundane, or maybe only occasionally interesting tasks in a large company, compared to say a smaller business that needs you to do more and take on more responsibility more quickly?

Would you expect to progress when pitted against more people who take up more time and might feel first in line? How do you get promoted when you're in a long line, not just a line of graduates but every planner at every other stage in their career who are also shouting for attention?

What if you weren't just a number? What if you didn't even have to shout to get noticed? What if you were noticed every single day?

It's no secret that for years I've said, the best Architecture & Planning professionals started off in a small company. Why? Because they learn more, because they're asked to do more, to take on more responsibility sooner than their colleagues in big national businesses. There might well be an argument there that if you work for a smaller company you'll find your job more interesting and be more fulfilled at work. 

These guys aren't expecting you to spend the next 10 years here. Great if you want to do it, you'll go far in a growing company with no glass ceiling. They understand that at some point, some people might want to go to a local authority or experience a big firm at a more senior level. They understand that their place in your career is to progress you to that point. 

You might even find an easy commute if you're in Cheshire or South Manchester, even Oldham or Derbyshire / South Yorkshire might be an easy drive or train journey into work. 

Can you think of any reason not to explore this opportunity? It's not going to hurt to ask for more information, we're here and easy to talk to. Get in touch or apply.