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Licentiate APC (L-APC)


Whole submission


  • MSc in Spatial Planning & Development at University of Reading

My career:

To gain work experience during my time at university, I originally spent a few weeks at DMH Stallard’s Gatwick office which taught me the responsibilities and tasks involved at a planning consultancy, undertaking various tasks such as site appraisals, preparation and submission of planning applications and attending community engagement events. Following the completion of my master’s degree, I joined Gerald Eve LLP’s Planning and Development team in London as an Assistant Planning Consultant through their graduate scheme.

Since joining Gerald Eve, I have been involved in a range of regeneration projects within Central London, including residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes at varying scales. This has involved managing relationships with clients and leading on negotiations with the Local Planning Authority. I have continued to work at Gerald Eve and have since been promoted to my current role as Planning Consultant.

APC tips 

  • Try to use your APC application documents as a way to reflect on your daily work and utilise it to understand what aspects of your work are successful and what aspects you can improve on. I note that reflection and review is a core competency, and I particularly found it useful to look back on my work and gain a better understanding of why I did that and the implications of this to help inform my future work.

  • Create a programme early on and try to keep on top of your reflective journal weekly, allowing sufficient time to discuss and review with your mentor.

  • Try to ensure your documents (PES, PCS, PDP and Reflective Journal) all link together so that you can identify any successes or weaknesses that you can use in your PDP to address.

  • Make the most of the RTPI CPD opportunities and webinars that discuss the APC process.