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Cindy Wan

Graduate Trainee - Planning / 2016 / Harrow

University/ Degree: University of Sheffield, Urband Studies and Planning

Hi, I’m Cindy and I’m based at Harrow Estates as a Planning Graduate. Harrow Estates PLC is fully owned by Redrow and specialises in the acquisition of large complex brownfield and greenfield sites throughout the UK.

Prior to my new role at Harrow, I studied at the University of Sheffield reading Urban Studies and Planning (MPlan). This formed the foundation of my interest in building a career within both the housebuilding and planning industry. For me, Harrow seemed the perfect fit as the only way to grow in what you do is to be challenged rather than be comfortable - this is just that! The sites that Harrow deals with are complex and in need of remediation and/or subject to planning constraints.

Both Redrow and Harrow have been fully supportive of my professional development as I continue to embark on gaining RTPI chartership over the next 24 months. Besides this, you will get the chance to meet all the other graduates whether it is training, social events or charity work. There really is more to Redrow/ Harrow than a place to work, it is also a family.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time watching TV, visiting friends and family, baking, travelling, relaxing, playing badminton or piano… At first, I was a bit nervous as I have moved away from my home in Leeds and away from my Uni life in Sheffield to start a whole new adventure on the other side of the Pennines. Whatever the future holds, I know I have made the right start in choosing this placement to guide me through my first steps in the ‘real’ world. Hopefully, you’ll feel the same way too.

All the best with your job applications and hopefully see you here at Redrow!

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