The planning jobs market has experienced a complete about-face over the last 10 years, from the dark days of the recession to the current surge in infrastructure development.
Undoubtedly there is still a noticeable skills-gap and the demand for talented Planners is outstripping supply. However, this is slowly being addressed by upcoming talented graduates who are keen to learn and develop quickly, many of whom are ready to hit the ground running. As well as experienced Planners who are being tempted back from self-employment by the range of interesting new projects on offer.
The ALLEN & YORK Planning Recruitment Team work with a range of clients, from small planning consultancies to huge multi-disciplinaries and the scope of planning and development projects is evident across the sector.
There are great opportunities for Town and Transport Planners to take on new challenges and increase their skills portfolio, which we find is one of the key drivers for movement in this jobs market. Planners are always looking for the next challenge.
Competition to win projects is fierce, so employers are not only looking for ambitious individuals who are keen to embrace new challenges, but also those with strong commercial acumen and business awareness.
Delivering pitches, winning business and creating your own client portfolio are skills that are vital in the current climate.
If you are a new graduate or an experienced Planner looking for your next role, contact our Lead Consultant, Mark Maultby to discuss exciting new opportunties, 01202 888 986.