Graduate/Assistant Landscape Architect or Year Out Student

    • Full Time
    • South East
    • Closing date: Aug 7, 2017

    Hankinson Duckett Associates

    Hankinson Duckett Associates (HDA) is seeking an enthusiastic graduate to join our team of landscape architects, as an Assistant Landscape Architect within our continually growing practice. We also have employment opportunities for year out students who wish to complete a year in practice before gaining post graduate qualifications.

    HDA was established 20 years ago, and has grown to around 20 members of staff, including landscape architects, ecologists, and specialists in arboriculture and built heritage. Our broad range of expertise allows a comprehensive approach to project work which adds value and interest through innovative and appropriate solutions. We have a national client base of both private and local authority clients, and our advice is sought at all stages of the design process for major development and environmental projects, as well as smaller scale schemes.

    Our work involves both design and assessment, including masterplanning and more detailed design briefs, landscape and visual impact assessments, landscape character and capacity assessments, and river restoration. We co-ordinate Environmental Statements, carry out ecological assessments and protected species surveys, and provide arboricultural surveys and advice. For examples of the range of work the successful applicant will be involved with, see the landscape projects section of our website

    We offer a good starting salary, a bonus scheme as part of the benefits package, and support to develop your professional career. Our pleasant, open plan offices are situated next to the river Thames, surrounded by picturesque Oxfordshire towns and villages, yet within easy reach of the city of Oxford to the north, and Reading to the south where there are fast rail connections to London. HDA is committed to Equal Opportunities for all.

    Applicants for the Landscape Assistant position should have a post-graduate landscape architecture qualification (such as a post graduate diploma or masters) preferably from a Landscape Institute recognised course, a sound knowledge of Adobe CS and AutoCAD software, and good graphics and organisational skills. Some previous experience in a landscape practice and knowledge of relevant issues, would be advantageous but are not essential.

    If you are yet to complete a post graduate course, but have a degree in Landscape Architecture/Design, and would like to spend a year in practice, we have ‘year out’ student positions available from this summer. HDA prides itself on the experience it offers year out students. We offer the potential to fully engage with the widest possible scope of the profession, and genuinely avoid treating year out students as CAD monkeys. ‘Year out’ applicants should have proven graphic skills, and knowledge of AutoCAD and Adobe software is desirable. Having the use of a car would be advantageous but is not essential.

    The closing date for applications is Monday 07 August 2017.

    Apply by email including your CV and examples from your portfolio to:
    Simon Elswood
    tel: 01491 838175
    Hankinson Duckett Associates, The Stables, Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Wallingford, OX10 8BA

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