Andrew Jalali has joined Mosaic Town Planning in Manchester as planning consultant, after leaving Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners.
Paul Williams, director of Mosaic, said: "An ongoing increase in our workload made it clear that we needed new capacity within the team. Andrew came to Mosaic for work experience before his first job, and when the opportunity came to take him on full-time, I didn't have to think twice."
The majority of Mosaic's work is in the house-building sector; current clients include Persimmon, Morris Homes and MCI Developments.
Jalali's appointment followed the promotion of Leon Armstrong to associate and Daniel Whitney to senior planning consultant.