Planning Graduate

Date: 9 Feb 2024

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG

Why MAG?:

At MAG we provide the airport facilities and travel services that people need to connect with the world. As the largest UK owned airport operator, we serve over 60 million passengers a year from Manchester, London Stansted, and East Midlands Airports. With over 270 destinations across the globe, our businesses not only bring people together but also support the prosperity of the regions in which we operate.


At MAG, we recognise creating a first-class journey for our customers starts by creating a first-class career journey for our colleagues and we are committed to building inclusive environments in which our people can thrive. You’ll also have access to some great benefits including:


  • 6% company contribution pension
  • 24 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised public transport
  • Huge range of company discounts


The role

Over your three year graduate programme you will be supporting senior planning professionals to:


  • Secure a supportive national, regional, and local planning and transport policy framework for all the group airports
  • Deliver timely planning and other related permissions by mitigating and managing planning related risks to growth and development and ensure operational regulatory compliance with all Planning and related legislation
  • Create and deliver policy compliant land use strategies & master plans to inform the optimum long-term use of the Company’s land assets and capital investment programmes
  • Create and sustain powerful and effective external stakeholder relations to ensure MAG’s development interests are realised and/or protected.


What will make you successful in this role


Ideally, you will have a degree in Town & Country Planning or closely-related discipline.


You’ll need an eye for detail; the ability to analyse and interpret complex data and evidence, mitigate and manage risks, and deliver comprehensive reports, strategies and masterplans to help MAG reach its goals.


You’ll also need to be an excellent communicator and a skilled collaborator, working closely with and presenting ideas and information to internal and external stakeholders.


Lastly, to meet our security clearance requirements, you should have lived in the UK for the last three years.


Join MAG and take the first step in your journey to success.



Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments


At MAG we believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.


We’re also committed to well-being with a focus on mental health and supporting colleagues from underrepresented groups through our Colleague Resource Groups.


As a Disability Confident employer we are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process.


You can contact the team by emailing


Our Colleague Resource Groups include: Women’s Network, Embrace - Race & Ethnicity Group, Fly With Pride (LGBTQIA+), Mental Health, Parent & Carers, Disabilities including neurodiversity