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GL Hearn hires planning graduates

13th December 2016

GL Hearn has hired four new graduates for its planning graduate scheme. The graduates, each of whom have strong academic backgrounds in planning, overcame significant competition to be accepted onto the programme.

As part of GL Hearn’s graduate programme, they will each complete rotations in different disciplines in Planning concluding in the attainment of the Licentiate Assessment of Professional Competence (L-APC), which is the main route to becoming a Chartered Town Planner for graduates who have completed a fully accredited Royal Town Planning Institute accredited degree.

Graduates also benefit from professional mentoring and will be assigned supervisors to help them through the L-APC.

The four graduates are:

  • Yordanka Yordanova recently graduated from UCL with an MSc in urban regeneration, having previously secured a BSc Joint Honours in geography and urban and regional planning from the University of Birmingham. Yordanka is now in GL Hearn’s economics team.
  • Kelly McCann originally completed a BA in geography at the University of Leeds with a year’s international study at the University of Ilinois, and then an MSc in urban design and city planning at UCL. Kelly has joined the infrastructure planning team at the company.
  • Daniella Marrocco studied a Joint Honours BSc in geography and urban and regional planning and an MSc in urban and regional planning, both at the University of Birmingham. Daniella is now part of GL Hearn’s commercial planning business team.
  • Cerys Hulbert studied for a in BSc geography at Manchester Metropolitan University then went on to complete an MSc in spatial planning and development at Cardiff University. Cerys has started her career at GL Hearn in the London residential planning team.

Alastair Crowdy, managing director of Capita Real Estate Advisory and GL Hearn, said: “At GL Hearn we are committed to providing structured training and development for the planning stars of the future. I am delighted to welcome Yordanka, Kelly, Daniella and Cerys who have all made a brilliant start to their careers at GL Hearn. “We look forward to helping them nurture successful careers in the industry and putting their training into practice.”

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