West Suffolk Council

Apprentice - Planning Technician - Higher (Level 4)

West Suffolk Council (Employer)

Chichester College Group (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,254.44
37.0 hours per week 37 hours worked flexibly per week, Monday to Friday. Exact range of shifts/core hours tbc.
24 months (duration)
9 January 2023(start date)
Town planning assistant (apprenticeship standard)
6 October 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are offering an exciting opportunity where you earn and learn. This apprenticeship pathway will give you the hands-on experience, knowledge and confidence to lead you into your chosen career and give you the chance to fully realise your potential within a fast paced and proactive organisation.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  •  Development Management: to assist and support with a caseload of straightforward planning and related applications and pre application advice enquiries.
  • Policy and Strategy: to undertake research and evidence gathering and analysis to participate in the development of strategic planning policy.
  • Planning Administration: to assist and support the reception,
    validation and administration associated with planning and related
    applications, and undertake back-office elements inherent in the
    processing of applications.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 4 Town Planning Assistant Apprenticeship
  • Chichester College
  • Office-based work and site visits

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression onto higher levels of the course. No commitment can be made for future employment however in the past several apprentices have secured permanent roles when vacancies have arisen within the organisation. 

Reality Check

We positively encourage agile working, with work being an activity we do, not a place we go. Work styles are led by operational and organisational need and are jointly agreed between the manager and employee.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Relevant subject (Grade A-C) Essential
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