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Graduate Landscape Architect

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Oxford
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  • Basic knowledge of the UK planning system, planning guidance and policy context and landscape planning processes.
  • Basic understanding of the technical standards and regulations pertinent to our industry.
  • Exposure to how a professional practice operates and an understanding of what it is to be a Landscape Architect / Urban Designer.
  • Sound working knowledge of software packages pertinent to the task required.
  • Sound-written, hand-drawn and verbal communication skills.
  • Essential skills:
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Resilient
  • Creative thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Interested in learning
  • Enthusiastic and driven
  • Passionate
  • Self-motivated


  • Assist in the preparation of presentation materials in a range of mediums.
  • Assist in the preparation of drawings/packages of drawings for planning and building control approval, tender and construction purposes.
  • Attend and assist in preparation for internal and external meetings.
  • Coordinate certain tasks or elements of a project.
  • Develop and prepare sketch work and illustrative materials.
  • Drafting of reports or sections within a report.
  • Proactive role in the maintenance of project files, printing, scanning drawings and preparing drawing issues.
  • Research project briefs, precedents, case studies, materials and construction products.
  • Support landscape assessment fieldwork and surveys and assist with landscape planning documents such as LVIA, TVIA, LVA, and landscape studies, including appendices.
  • Undertake design exercises and creative concept work.
  • Undertake drafting, setting up and amending drawings in accordance with CAD standards.

Helping clients & partners to deliver transformative landscape design, landscape planning, urban design and masterplans

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Mission & Purpose

Gillespies helps clients lead the way in landscape and urban design, masterplanning and landscape planning. From our UK and international offices, our team of over 140 people work closely with our clients and partners to deliver responsibly designed, transformative and award-winning spaces that focus on creating well-being and sense of place. From the smallest community park or rooftop garden to an entire city-wide masterplan, we set out to create inspirational spaces with a purpose: to make people’s lives measurably better. This approach and the quality of our work wins multiple awards for our clients. But we believe that no matter how well-executed a design, strategy or plan is, the real measure of success is that the work becomes well-used, indeed loved, and stands the test of time. These are principles we have been using since 1962, and they have made us one of the most successful practices in our industry. Services: Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Masterplanning, Landscape Planning (LVIA, EIA, DCO, Expert Witness, Development Planning) and Wayfinding and Signage. Sector Experience: Residential, Retail & Mixed-use, Hotels, Resorts & Tourism, Business & Science Parks, Leisure & Visitor Attractions, Energy, Environmental & Utilities, Sports facilities, Healthcare, Education, Transport & Infrastructure.


  • Flexible and remote working arrangements for a better work-life balance

  • Paid professional memberships and ‘Pathway to Chartership’ support package

  • Perkbox membership with access to wellness hub

  • Employee Assistance Programme and much more!