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ANTHONY CHILD
PLANNER

What do you enjoy most about working for Bidwells?

The culture of Bidwells makes it a genuinely enjoyable place to work, which as a graduate creates a great environment to learn in. Not only do colleagues have exceptional knowledge and are good at what they do but they create a really supportive environment and are always happy to help and give you guidance. Bidwells is also very focused on investing in their people, particularly their graduates. The Graduate Development Programme was a great experience that we all thoroughly enjoyed. The workshops were held in Cambridge, Perth and London and provided us with the opportunity to develop our skills as consultants and more importantly build friendships with graduates from across divisions and offices. 

What’s your biggest career achievement to date?

Being a planner I would have to say obtaining my first planning permission was a notable achievement! In all honesty it’s difficult to pick a single project as I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in project teams that have had success on a wide range of schemes across our client base. On a personal level its quite satisfying to reflect on how much I have progressed from when I started. This progression has been possible as Bidwells ensures that its graduates are given responsibility to run or have a significant involvement in projects from early on. Whilst it may seem a little daunting colleagues are always on hand to support you throughout a project and provide you with advice whenever you need it.

Why should other graduates consider Bidwells as a career choice?

Firstly, I would say that Bidwells provides you with an excellent opportunity to learn and develop your skills through working on some really interesting projects. Already in my time here I’ve been involved in projects ranging from new garden villages and urban extensions to marinas and racehorse training facilities. Secondly, Bidwells makes sure that we have fun, it’s even one of Bidwells’ values. Whilst the day to day office environment is enjoyable I’ve also had the chance to go on divisional days out in London, team trips to Paris and Liverpool and afternoons punting in Cambridge.

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