I have now been with Montagu Evans for a year, and can’t believe how quickly the time has flown in! Over the last 12 months I have been involved in such a wide range of projects, including retail schemes, residential development, and even a football stadium! This has allowed me to develop my knowledge and experience in a range of sectors, and has really supported my professional development.
I've also been lucky enough to have the opportunity to get involved in a number of social events with Montagu Evans, including our annual summer mixer and London and also our Scottish mixer, hosted at the Silver Dolphin and a sail along the banks of Loch Lomond. I have also signed up to take part in the Buccleuch Challenge at the start of September with colleagues from the Glasgow and Edinburgh planning team. This involves 6 hours of cycling with a range of activities and challenges thrown in!
Our Planning Team team away day to Marseille in October is a great opportunity to spend more social time with our London colleagues. And finally, I recently achieved a personal goal, submitting my APC after completing the required two years’ in the planning industry. This involved pulling together a submission which comprised a Professional Experience Statement, Professional Competence Statement, Professional Development Plan and Log Books which detailed my experience and allowed me to reflect on my work over the last two years. Now just to wait for the results…
All in all I have had an amazing first year with Montagu Evans and look forward to what is shaping up to be a very busy and exciting year ahead.
Aimee Henderson, Graduate, Planning.