Placements & Employability Newsletter

Spring Update


Well done to our third-year students who have now completed their Easter placements. According to the feedback from employers, many of our students were professional and very engaged.

We hope that the experience has been valuable. Don't let this be your final placement, keep in contact with your employer and continue searching for hands-on experience to stand out from the crowd when you graduate.

"Placements are an amazing way to get involved in planning in practice and explore the different career routes of a Planning degree prior to graduation. 

This is a fantastic opportunity that CBRE have offered me and I can't wait to get started."

- Katie Milnes
Katie Milnes who is on the MPlan Urban Studies and Planning successfully secured another placement with CBRE over the summer - adding further experience to her CV!
Want to share your story? Get in touch with Amy Woolley at

Please note: your evaluation form must be completed by the end of the week. 
Photo by MPlan Level 3 student Enoch Lam whilst on placement with Southwark Council
Level 2 MPlan students - please make sure you check your emails regularly for any updates about your summer placement.
The following sessions in preparation for your placement:

Placements prep for international students: Thursday 11th May, 10 - 11:30 am
Pre-placement meeting: Monday 15th May, 12 - 1 pm
The following drop-in session for placements and employability:

Friday 28th April, 10 - 1 pm
Wednesday 3rd May, 10 - 12 pm
Wednesday 17th May, 10 - 12 pm

Further support: take a look at our virtual tour with CBRE

Working with 360 technology, we took a virtual tour of CBRE in Manchester in January. The aim of this is to help students as part of their pre-placement prep, helping them get a feel of their environment prior to their placement. 

View CBRE's Virtual Tour here
For more information on placements, can be found here.

If you need further support in placements or graduate career guidance, you can get in touch with the central Careers Service.


Although it is exam session, there are still a number of events going on that will help enhance your employability, ready for the work of work! 

Careers Service are holding a number of events including:


26th & 27th: 4 - 5pm & 1 - 2pm
Discover Your Future Talk - Work Experience Bursary

27th: 4 - 5pm
Discover Your Future Talk - Finalists


3rd & 11th: 1 - 2pm & 4 - 5pm
Discover Your Future Talk - 1st and intermediate years

4th: 1 - 2pm
Discover Your Future Talk - Finalists


20th: 9:30 - 4:30pm
Life after University - getting a job
Note: These events can be booked through Careers Connect

Employer on Campus

Planning Aid offers planning advice and support to individuals and communities. They believe everyone should have the opportunity to get involved in planning their local area, and provide people with the knowledge and tools to achieve this.
Confirm your place here


More vacancies can be found on the Employability Hub on MOLE and on Careers Connect but here are our top employers:

Graduate opportunities:

Full job descriptions can be found on MOLE, under the Employability Hub.

Graduate Planner at Persimmon Homes Nottingham
CVs and Covering Letter to be sent to by Friday 12th May.

Graduate Planner at Persimmon Homes Leicester
CVs and Covering Letter to be sent to by Tuesday 30th May.

Shell Graduate Programmes: Real Estate
Closing date: Wednesday 31st of May. More information can be found here.

Graduate Planner at Lichfields
Apply online here.

Graduate Planner at Urbanist Architecture
If you are interested in this job, please apply now by emailing –

Stay in touch with us

Graduating this year? Make sure you stay connected with the Department on LinkedIn to ensure that you still get notifications of opportunities including graduate jobs and events.
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