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RTPI Apprenticeship in Town Planning Technical Support

Do you want to 'earn while you learn'? Why not choose an Apprenticeship in Town Planning Technical Support?

The world of the built environment is changing fast and to face the challenge of planning our future towns and cities you need up-to-date skills. But you don't need to sit in a classroom all day to get them – there are other ways of learning that could suit you.

An apprenticeship in Town Planning Technical Support is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and get recognised qualifications as you go. You would study one day per week at college and be at work the rest of the time. It is also a first step to a career as a Town Planner and Chartered Membership of the RTPI.

What is Technical Support?

Planners help to physically shape our environment to make the places where we live, work and play better. They work on major projects (the London Olympics 2012), help design skylines, and tackle big issues like climate change, as well as getting involved in things like house extensions. Planning is a very broad profession and planners work in public, private and voluntary sectors, or as self-employed consultants or researchers.

A job in Town Planning Technical Support could include supporting Planners with planning applications, searching plans and land files, checking development permissions are met, setting up databases and using software including geographic information systems (GIS).

Interested? Excellent! Find out more and find an apprenticeship using the links below.

Download our brochure for apprentices here.

Download our brochure for employers here.

If you are enrolled on one of our apprenticeship schemes, you can apply for student membership of the RTPI. Download our application form here.

Degree Apprenticeship

The RTPI is currently working with employers to develop a Chartered Town Planner degree apprenticeship. If you would like to know more please contact us.