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Apprenticeships in Town Planning

How to 'earn while you learn'

Our 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.  An apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and get recognised qualifications as you go. This a first step to a career as a Town Planner and Chartered Membership of the RTPI.

There are two RTPI apprenticeship pathways:

  • Town Planning Technical Support - Level 3 Diploma

  • Chartered Town Planner - Degree (in development)

Town Planning Technical Support - Level 3 Diploma

A job in Town Planning Technical Support - as a Planning Technician - could include supporting Planners with applications for development proposals, searching plans and land files, checking development permissions are met, setting up databases and using software including geographic information systems (GIS).Download our brochure for apprentices here.

Find the framework listed here - search for town planning

If you are enrolled on this RTPI apprenticeship, you can apply for student membership of the RTPI.

Chartered Town Planner - Degree (in development)

The RTPI is currently working with a group of employers known as a Trailblazer to develop a Chartered Town Planner degree apprenticeship.   The Trailblazer has submitted its final plans to government.  We hope the scheme is up and running with a few providers in September 2018.

The group consists of public and private sector representatives and is supported by a wider consultative group of other employers, universities and training providers.

Trailblazer Group members:

Suffolk Coastal & Waveney District Councils (co-chair)

CBRE (co-chair)

Bidwells

Brighton & Hove Council

Edgars Limited

ELG Planning

Indigo Planning

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Savills

Segemoor District Council

Sport England

South Cambridgeshire District Council

St Albans City & District Council

Thurrock Council

Winchester City Council

Any employers wishing to express interest in employing a degree apprentice in 2018-19 should contact us with their details.