Job description


Town Planning Industrial Placement - UK Wide

Job Details

  • Reference:
  • Locations:
    Cardiff, Liverpool, London, Whitehaven
  • Job Type:
    Industrial Placements
  • Closing Date:
    31 January 2019

Interested In This Role?

Town Planning

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

Our Town Planners guide development proposals at each stage of the development control and management process. With long-standing experience in the planning sector, we offer our clients a broad spectrum of consulting services including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Strategic advice on proposals
  • Preparation of applications for planning consent
  • Pre-application consultation and negotiation
  • Management of the consultation process
  • Impact assessments
  • Support planning applications through the decision-making and post-decision processes
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Coordinating multi-disciplinary teams to provide supporting information
  • Undertake studies to support local authority planners
  • Preparation of planning policy and supporting documents
  • Appeal services

Our planning experts work side by side with specialists from a wide range of backgrounds, including environmental, transport planning and rail teams. Many of our projects are boundary pushing and nationally significant.

We work hard to foster good relationships with everyone involved in the planning process – including national governments, regional partnerships or agencies, local planning authorities and developers as well the wider community and stakeholders.


We are currently recruiting for town planning students to join our teams in Cardiff, Liverpool, London and Whitehaven for an 11-12 month industrial placement starting from June/July 2019, depending on your availability. This is an excellent opportunity for a student that is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about planning to join a multi-disciplinary team.

You will provide support to team members to deliver an effective and professional service to our clients on strategically won projects. 

What do we look for? 


  • Working towards a Master's degree in a relevant subject (including Town, Spatial, Urban or Regional Planning, Economics, Geography, Urban Policy, Public Policy, Regeneration) and an undergraduate degree with achieved results of 2:1 or higher AND
  • An undergraduate degree in Geography, Town, Urban, Spatial or Regional Planning with results of 2:1 or higher 


  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong motivation and passion for a career in planning
  • Possess strong team working skills
  • Be planned and organised in your approach to work and meeting deadlines
  • Be willing to learn and develop as opportunities present themselves

Interested in finding out more? Here's some additional information. 

 We have opportunities available at our offices in Cardiff, Liverpool, London and Whitehaven.

Candidates must upload the following in order to be considered:

  • Cover letter, detailing reason for application and why you are interested in the Town Planning sector, as well as your location preferences and availability to start;
  • CV;
  • Breakdown of modules and results to date.

 Please upload as one document, and not three separate attachments.



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