Testimonials

JAMES DEMPSTER

Having joined CgMs in November 2012, the company has grown dynamically and now has a strong graduate intake. This has flourished noticeably over the past couple of years due to a progressive and sociable working environment where results are rewarded and a few pints down the pub on a Friday night are not frowned upon. 

Since I started at CgMs, I have quickly progressed to Planner having been given the independence and responsibility to manage and coordinate my own projects from inception to construction stage. This has resulted in my attendance at pre-application meetings; project design team meetings and planning committees as sole representative whilst also having the opportunity to work with a diverse range of different clients on major development projects, notably student housing and retail schemes. I'm awaiting the results of my RTPI APC submission which has been fully supported by CgMs and I now have my sights set on taking the next step in my career at CgMS

MIRIAM ROGERS

I worked for CgMs two-three days a week whilst studying for a Masters in Town Planning at UCL. Working and studying provided me with essential practical knowledge which complemented the theoretical work I was undertaking at university, and also additionally helped me to financially support myself. CgMs provided a very understanding environment, allowing me the flexibility required to fit my employment around my studies.

Once my Masters was completed, CgMs offered me a full time job and I now work at the central London offices as an Assistant Planner. I am also working towards my MRTPI. CgMs provide a mentoring system which is incredibly helpful and gives me the support of colleagues who are also studying for their accreditation. My colleagues have been incredibly supportive and encouraging  and have help me gain confidence daily. I am not desk-bound; I get out to see sites and attend meetings with senior colleagues which makes the work really interesting. There is also an active social and sports life at CgMs  which provides the opportunity to network with clients and socialise outside of the office.

CELIA WIGNALL

I began working for CgMs in a temporary maternity cover role in 2013, having recently completed my post-graduate qualification in Historic Building Conservation. I was immediately able to put what I had learnt into practice, entering a dynamic and enthusiastic team where from day one I was encouraged to go out on site visits, meet with clients and planning and conservation officers, and take on responsibility for my own projects. Under the guidance of experienced colleagues, I gained a wide range of experience in the first few months at CgMs. When the maternity cover period came to an end I was offered a permanent position within the Historic Buildings team. As a Historic Buildings Consultant I regularly work with many different teams within CgMs, including Archaeology and a number of our Planning teams, on projects which are diverse both geographically and in subject. I may be in Cheshire village one day, a Grade I listed central London property the next day, and the day after that carrying out research in an archive, studying documents relating to a property or area which have been unread for decades or even centuries. CgMs offers a great deal of opportunity for professional development within a supportive and sociable atmosphere, and allows for a varied, absorbing, and independent working life.

Why CgMs?

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