Planning Inspectorate

Chartered Town Planner Apprentice - Master's Degree (Level 7)

Planning Inspectorate (Employer)

University of the West of England, Bristol (Training Provider)

Annual wage £27,859.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, 1 day of which will be spent at UWE in first 2 years. Flexible working hours policy available, hours to be agreed with Line Manager.
36 months (duration)
30 September 2022(start date)
Chartered town planner (degree) (apprenticeship standard)
4 positions available
22 May 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

In partnership with the University of the West of England, we are looking for up to four Chartered Town Planner Apprentices to make recommendations on appeals for experienced planning inspectors. Carrying out site visits, evaluating evidence for and against proposals, and making robust views as to whether the appeal should be allowed or dismissed.


What will the apprentice be doing?

For most of your apprenticeship you will be working as an Appeals Planning Officer, making recommendations, for the consideration of experienced Planning Inspectors, on planning appeals. You will travel across the country (chiefly in the southeast), carrying out site visits where developments are proposed. You will then evaluate evidence and arguments for and against the proposals, in order to make sound and robust views as to whether the appeal should be allowed or dismissed.

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

You will undertake an MSc in Urban Planning, attending University of the West of England (UWE) one day a week over two years. After successful completion of the MSc you will, in the third year, become a Chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (achieving MRTPI status).  You will be in a paid role where you can see the practical applications of what you’re learning. You will be supported by our Apprentice Manager, mentors and colleagues to help you succeed.  

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We will introduce you to a range of planning casework and provide a gateway to an interesting and rewarding career in planning as part of a highly regarded, trusted and supportive organisation. You will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to become Chartered Town Planners. Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), it is relevant to those working across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Analytical skills, Willingness/ability to travel, Pro-active, Ability to learn quickly, Time management skills, Ability to reach conclusions

Qualifications Required

Other Honors Degree (Grade 2:2) Desired
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