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Town Planning Summer Placements - UK Wide

Job Details

  • Reference:
  • Locations:
    Any available location:, Leeds, Manchester, Solihull
  • Job Type:
    Summer Placement
  • 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 final year undergraduate students who are going on to study a post graduate qualification on an RTPI-accredited course, to join our teams in Leeds, Manchester and Solihull for a 6-8 week summer placement starting in June or July 2019.

This is an excellent opportunity for students who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about planning to get experience working in 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? 


  • An undergraduate degree in Geography, Town, Urban, Spatial or Regional Planning with results of 2:1 or higher.
  • Starting a post-graduate qualification on an RTPI-accredited course in 2019.


  • 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

Additional Information.

We have opportunities in our Leeds, Manchester and Solihull offices. 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, your location preferences and your 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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