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Mott MacDonald

2021 UK Graduate Landscape Architect

Salary notes: 
Job/scheme locations: 
Southampton or Croydon
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

Each of our offices are part of a wider network of landscape professionals who are an award winning landscape and urban design practice. They create memorable and site specific landscapes for people and places. A key element in their approach is understanding the environment, its physical attributes and cultural context. This combined with embracing of innovative and informed design approaches, contributes to the creation of unique spaces on an international basis. We are looking for flexible and motivated graduates to join our environment team based in in our Croydon office who have a genuine passion for the environment.

Our multi-disciplinary highways team consists of over 60 environment professionals. Their expertise covers a diverse range in sustainability, carbon, landscape, arboriculture, ecology, noise and vibration, environmental management, planning and assessment fields. The role would involve undertaking site surveys in support of landscape and visual impact assessments (LVIA), and assisting in the analysis and development of landscape and environmental improvement schemes. They also produce conceptual and detailed designs (and associated contract drawings), and presentation drawings.

Our multidisciplinary project teams are in high demand, establishing policy, strategy and environmental management plans, and advising on environmental risks and liabilities as part of due diligence. Our people deploy a diverse range of skills across a variety of roles, including ecology, environmental impact assessment, landscape architecture, climate change, conservation, biodiversity enhancement, pollution monitoring and remediation, carbon footprinting, flood protection and waste management.

If you choose to join us you will rub shoulders with true innovators and leaders in your field (and maybe even a Nobel Laureate). We at Mott MacDonald are acclaimed for our excellent career progression opportunities, supported by a rich and varied learning and development framework.

Our business is thriving through the dedication of talented, successful and inspirational people – people just like you.

Candidate Specification

We are looking for flexible and motivated graduates with a genuine passion for landscape architecture, and a desire to make a difference in the world. If this describes you, apply today to launch your career at Mott MacDonald.

To apply for this scheme, you will have less than 12 months experience and have achieved one of the following degree disciplines:

  • MSc or MA in Landscape Architecture, or a BA Hons in landscape architecture. 

In your application you should be able to demonstrate your interest in building services through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience.

We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics:

  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.

Equality, diversity and inclusion:

Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture. Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us and we will talk to you about how to help.

Flexible working:

We support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

Job Profile

A graduate scheme should be more than just job. We know this and so do you. That’s why with our graduate programme, we aim to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career.

From the moment you join us, you’ll receive the training you need. You will be assigned a chartered mentor, who will guide you to meet the objectives of your professional training agreement. We’ll support you on your journey to gaining chartered status wit The Landscape Institute. (LI)

What else is involved?
With our innovative graduate development portal, you will be able to effectively track and plan your personal and professional development online.

You’ll be enrolled onto Accelerate Your Future, a three-year programme which develops your strengths, it also gives you the opportunity to network and meet other graduates in your cohort. The programme is a mix of residential events, classroom-based learning, virtual webinars and business challenges.

We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development programme to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.

You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:

  • Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, you’ll have biannual salary reviews.
  • A competitive salary: in addition to biannual reviews, we will ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Contributory pension: we have the best people on our team and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.

Our social side

Being part of Mott MacDonald means more than just work, there’s a huge range of fun and exciting things that you can get involved in. From the moment you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your social and professional network, whether it’s meeting other graduates at the graduate weekend residential course or joining forces with other members of staff from around the company at our annual sports day.

Each of our offices have a sports and social committee which will give you the chance to be part of a variety of sports, social and charity events. We’re committed to promoting a strong culture of social responsibility and encourage our staff to play active roles in the local community.

It's worth noting that sports and social committees tend to vary from office to office, so as well as getting involved in what’s already on offer, don’t be afraid to suggest new events or initiatives that you think could be a great addition.

It doesn’t stop there. As well as events, you’ll also have access to discounts on cinema tickets, travel, fashion, utilities and much more as part of our company benefits which you can take advantage of the moment you join.

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