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“Utopia or Dystopia”; Carrington West to Chair Session at RTPI Young Planner’s Conference October 2022

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“Utopia or Dystopia”; Carrington West to Chair Session at RTPI Young Planner’s Conference October 2022

Carrington West town planning team are delighted to confirm their involvement in the Royal Town Planning Institutes (RTPI) 2022 Young Planners’ Conference. The event is taking place in Milton Keynes, on 21st to 22nd October, and is themed “Utopia or Dystopia”. The conference has a comprehensive programme of speakers and the theme is challenging planners to consider their own influence and position on planning in 2022. 

A member of the team will be chairing a session on career pathways, along with Becky Bonnett, Planning Manager at Barratt Homes, and Alice Higgitt, Graduate Planner at Savills. More speakers are to be announced to join the panel who will explore the skills employers are looking for and how to map your career to suit your aspirations. 

Town Planning Team Leader, Kevin O’Shea says, “We're excited to hear from the panel their own experiences and advice. At Carrington West we have one of the largest town planning recruitment teams in the country, so we are in a great position to share our thoughts and experiences of what skills employers expect young planners to have and what makes planners more employable.”

Kevin adds, “We are honoured to be involved in this year’s event. The town planning recruitment market is very active at the moment and there is intense competition for planners as demand outstrips supply. It would be easy for younger planners to believe they have the pick of jobs. However, to future proof their careers they need to carefully consider the decisions they make now, and not be lured into a false sense of security based on today’s job market.”

Bookings are available now here and more information can be found on the RTPI websiteor please contact us.

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About Carrington West:

Carrington West is an award-winning technical recruitment company providing high-calibre talent in the UK buildings & construction, highways, transport & infrastructure, property, rail, town planning, utilities, telecoms & power, water & environmental sectors. We recruit contract and permanent professionals from entry to board level for private and public sector organisations. Founded in 2011, we have grown quickly due to the passion, integrity and excellence of our people who consistently deliver outstanding levels of service so our clients and candidates can achieve their goals.For regular updates and alerts follow us on LinkedIn.