DPP has confirmed the appointment of five new Assistant Planners across the business as part of its annual graduate recruitment programme.
The appointments, which have been made across three of DPP’s five offices, support the continued growth of the business and form part of its annual commitment to recruit the best new graduates in the planning profession.
This is the second year of DPP’s dedicated graduate recruitment programme, which is part of its strategy to promote staff from within the company.
Joe Kirtley joins the Newcastle office after completing a Masters in Town Planning from The University of Sheffield. Before joining DPP, Joe gained consultancy experience at a firm in Sheffield.
Cêt Roberts joins the Cardiff office after concluding her post-graduate Masters degree in Spatial Planning and Development at Cardiff University. Originally from Denbighshire in North Wales, Cêt is a native Welsh speaker and prior to joining DPP gained experience by working for a public/political consultation/PR company.
Abi Tucker joins the Leeds office following completion of her Masters of Planning at Sheffield University. Abi is originally from Chester and is a passionate promoter of sustainable development.
Eleanor Robinson joins the Newcastle office on a part time basis alongside completing her undergraduate MPlan at Newcastle University. Originally from Durham, Eleanor excelled during a period of work experience with the DPP team and will now combine her studies with an on-going role.
Finally, Nerys Davies joins the Cardiff office on a part time basis whilst completing a Masters degree in Transport and Planning. Having completed an undergraduate degree in Town Planning, Nerys undertook work experience with the Cardiff team where she impressed. Originally from Aberystwyth, Nerys’ first language is Welsh.
Speaking about the appointments, Gareth Hooper, DPP Chief Executive Officer, said:
We are delighted to welcome our five latest Assistant Planners. All of them come with excellent academic records, but through our recruitment process, they have also demonstrated an ability to apply their knowledge to real-life planning scenarios.
This is our second year of an annual intake of graduates, a programme we have developed to support our growth by developing staff from within the company.
All our Assistant Planners are supported with a technical and professional skills training programme as well as a mentoring system to support their development. We are proud of the growth individuals within the company have shown in response to this support and we look forward to seeing Joe, Cêt, Abi, Eleanor and Nerys doing likewise.
Image Clockwise From Top Left: Cêt Roberts, Joe Kirtley, Abi Tucker, Eleanor Robinson and Nerys Davies