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Land & Planning Graduate Scheme @ Crest Nicholson Crest Nicholson are now recruiting for its award winning 2018 Graduate Management Programme starting in September, with special emphasis on the lan... Crest Nicholson, Job, Construction, St Albans, United Kingdom, Full-time, Project management

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Land & Planning Graduate Scheme

Land & Planning Graduate Scheme

Graduate scheme

St Albans, United Kingdom

Crest Nicholson are now recruiting for its award winning 2018 Graduate Management Programme starting in September, with special emphasis on the land and planning elements of building new homes and communities.

Is your aspiration to work for a FTSE 250 residential developer? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to learn and grow with an expanding business? Here at Crest, our focus isn't just on building high quality new homes, we are fully committed to building sustainable communities for future generations to come. We're proud of our track record in developing, retaining and promoting our graduates to become the inspirational leaders of our business and the industry as a whole.

The Land or Planning Graduate Management Programme

This year the Chiltern division are looking for one Land and one Planning graduate to join them for a 2 year programme. It is aimed at graduates looking to develop their skills within the land acquisition or planning application management areas of construction. The department deals with the strategic sourcing of land both regionally and at group level. Responsibilities includes liaising with local authorities, government bodies and land owners, both public and private, to identify areas of land suitable for residential development. Once acquired, the land goes through the planning application process where you will be working with the development and design teams to submit applications to the planning department, in line win current legislations and specific constraints.

Degrees covering Civil Engineering, Urban Design, Surveying, Town Planning, Construction Management and Project Management as well as Geography and Politics are all suitable for this programme.

Possible future career paths within the Land and Planning Department are: Land Buyer, Planner, Planning Manager and Development manager, Design Manager, Development Director.

What we offer

Our two year programme is designed to bring talented graduates into our business and create future managers and leaders. You will follow a well-structured two year programme, developing skills and expertise within your chosen discipline in year one and following a rotational programme in year two, which will expose you to the wider business, including technical, sales and marketing, customer service, land, build, and commercial.

A programme of 14 engaging workshops delivered by Board, Division and Group directors covering the end to end cycle of residential development.

Regular reviews and individual mentoring from a member of the Board and the divisional Managing Director.

Support to be able to contribute to and work on real business initiatives, task and projects.

Graduates will work on a variety of different learning projects including a design a house project where you will present your project to the Crest Nicholson board with the possibility that the design may end up being one of Crest’s future 'house types’!

Management Excellence Programme to develop your leadership and management fundamentals.

Support to enable you to work towards chartered status in your chosen discipline such as RICS, CIOB or RTPI.

Desired Behaviours

Passion for creating high quality, well-designed homes and sustainable communities for our customers.

Analytical mind - to analyse, interpret and develop innovative recommendations and solutions.

Desire and ability to make things happen whilst maintaining integrity and quality.

Confident in own ability to convince and influence others at all levels including board, project teams, consultants and colleagues.

Strong business acumen.

Logical approach to decision making and problem solving.

Delivering well-conceived and thorough projects.

Resilience - The ability to learn from difficult situations and provide effective solutions.

An excellent attitude and approach to team work and inter dependant working.

Person Requirements

A good degree classification within the aforementioned disciplines

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Brilliant interpersonal skills

Proven skills and experience working as a team

Full driving license

Eligible right to work in the UK


Up to £25,500 annual salary with extensive benefits package

Company car

Inclusion in company bonus scheme

Formal salary and promotion review at 18 months of Graduate Scheme


Excellent Pension scheme

25 Days Holiday

Private Medical Care

Bonus scheme

Season Ticket Loan

Cycle to Work Scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Child Care Vouchers

Crest Nicholson are a multiple NHBC Pride in the Job award winner with an outstanding industry reputation for excellence. If you feel you are ready to begin a rewarding career with one of the UK’s most celebrated developers, then please apply now.