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Careers & Employability

Our aim is to support members at key points throughout their careers.

The RTPI magazine The Planner website is a first port of call for careers advice.

Employability trends and advice

We have produced a commentary report on recent recruitment data and information and reflections on graduate employment.

Working overseas

RTPI advice on international exchanges and careers can be found here.

Job hunting

We offer guidance to those looking to start their career in planning, or who are already in employment but are thinking of their next career move. You will see that jobs are also advertised in our journal The Planner which can be accessed online at Planner Jobs.

Legal advice

There may be times when your employer is looking to restructure, review staff contracts, or consider redundancies. Alternatively your personal circumstances may change, you may have caring responsibilities, or are planning study part-time whilst employed. You might be an employer seeking independent employment advice. The RTPI's employment law helpline provides RTPI members with access to free advice.

Work for yourself?

Consultancy is another career option. We offer a wealth of information on many issues relating to consultacy, whether you are thinking of setting up your own practice or considering small amounts of freelance planning advice. 

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