Graduate landscape architects & year-out students

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Hankinson Duckett Associates (HDA) is seeking full time landscape architecture graduates and ‘year-out students’ to start from July 2024. HDA is a team of landscape architects, ecologists and arboriculturalists who collaborate to ensure that the environment is at the forefront of development decisions. We have a well-established national client base within both the private and public sectors, and our advice is sought at all stages of the planning, design and implementation process for a wide range of development types and environmental projects. HDA was founded in 1998 and has recently become an employee owned trust (EOT), meaning that HDA is managed for the benefit of its employees.

You would be joining HDA’s friendly, professional and ambitious landscape architects and planners, working across a range of projects including landscape assessment, masterplanning, management plans, urban design, design and implementation, local and strategic planning, habitat restoration and habitat creation.

HDA would give you the opportunity to fully engage with the wide scope of our varied profession with involvement in multiple projects at different stages, ensuring that there is always something new to learn, with scope to carry out landscape design, background research, graphics work, 3D modelling, site visits, assessment and report writing. If you want to expand your knowledge and experience of the wider industry even further you may also get involved in HDA’s extensive ecology and arboriculture work, including surveys, assessment, restoration and management plans.

Benefits of working at HDA include:
* Opportunities to gain experience across a broad range of Landscape Planning, Masterplanning and Design projects.
* Competitive salary and potential for a discretionary bonus. Graduates receive pension contributions, CPD and specialist training, including chartership mentoring, and opportunities for promotion based upon performance.
* Opportunity for hybrid office/home working, but you would be based primarily at our grade II listed Wallingford office with its on-site cafe/restaurant, riverside walks, canoeing and opportunity to join on-site sports and social clubs.
* HDA is ’employee owned’ through an Employee Ownership Trust, giving staff a vested interest in the success of the practice.

We are primarily looking for candidates who enjoy working on strategic level projects, and have good written and graphics skills. The successful applicants should have proven graphic skills, and knowledge of Adobe and AutoCAD software. Graduates should have a post graduate qualification in a landscape related subject applicants for the position of year out student should have completed a degree in Landscape Architecture. A full driving licence would be advantageous, and an appropriate visa for working in the United Kingdom may be required for overseas applicants not currently in education.

How to apply:
To apply, please send your CV and examples of your work, along with a covering letter to Tanya Kirk at:
OFFICE LOCATION The Stables, Howbery Park, Wallingford, OX10 8BA

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