Work in Public Sector

Build your career in the public sector

We believe in working within the system to influence the decisions that impact places and people most. Find out what we offer to people hoping to build their careers in the public sector.

Associates take a walk together during their induction to the Associate Programme

Associate Programme

Transition into the public sector

If you’re a mid-career or senior-level placemaking professional seeking to gain career experience working in the public sector, the Associate Programme can help you make this transition.

Explore placemaking disciplines

We recruit people from eight main disciplines across the Built Environment

Placemaking disciplines

  • Architecture

  • Ecology & Environmental Science

  • Engineering

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Surveying

  • Town & City Planning

  • Transport Planning

  • Urban Design

Jobs Board

Progress your career

We understand how hard it is to navigate multiple job boards across local authorities and public sector organisations. That's why we have created a bespoke jobs board for public sector roles suitable for experienced built environment professionals.

Where we work

We help to recruit Placemaking6 roles across the UK with Public Sector9 organisations, including local or city authorities, combined authorities, development corporations or publicly-led delivery vehicles, hospitals, and more.

Click on the regions10 below to find out more about the types of services we offer in each location.

Interview advice

Are you thinking of applying for a public sector role and unsure about how best to prepare for the interview? We've written an article to help.

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Placemaker testimonials

  • I have learnt much from my team, and as I learn, I can see there's potential for new suburban housing to be much better or much worse, and there's so much opportunity to influence how those places work and function.

    Jack Richards, Public Practice Associate, Autumn 2022
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