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A career in regeneration

What is regeneration?

Regeneration is about transforming places, neighbourhoods and communities. It's about making a positive difference to the people who live there - things that make a real difference - jobs, the environment, health, skills, business, community buildings and housing. When you apply for a placement in regeneration, you will need to demonstrate that you have an interest in and some knowledge of the subject.

Regeneration doesn't happen by chance. It requires visionary leadership, negotiation, finding solutions to complex, interlinked problems. We're talking high level skills - graduate skills - that you will have gained during your studies. It's up to you now to make sure you tell the recruiter what they want to hear, that's all the great bits about you!

Would regeneration suit me?

If you are the kind of person who is interested in communities and places, how to improve them and ultimately improve people's quality of life, you are already a good candidate for a placement in regeneration. Any degree can be relevant because regeneration covers such a broad range of activities. The beauty of a career in regeneration is that you won't be put in a box and expected to work in one profession. 

What kind of jobs are involved in regeneration?

It's a diverse field, with opportunities in design, community work, property development, project management, finance, local government, planning, health, community safety, skills and much more. It takes many people with different skills to change places and transform lives: variety is definitely guaranteed! Want a taste of regeneration?

The Regeneration Placement Service provides graduates and undergraduates with the chance to get work experience in regeneration at the same time as gaining those transferable skills that stand out on a CV. To find out more visit the Applying for a placement page.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of our Regeneration Placement Service, call Elaine Bird on 0121 202 3260 or email