What will the apprentice be doing?
The Transport Planning team is dedicated to developing an effective transport network in Warwickshire which will support our communities and the County’s ambitious plans for growth. In recent years the team’s work has included delivering new rail stations and major new or improved road and cycle infrastructure. There is much more to come, with the team working on the development and delivery of an extensive pipeline of schemes across all modes of transport, including responding to fast moving emerging transport technology such as electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles.
About the role
As a Degree Apprentice you will be assisting other Transport Planners within the team to develop transport policies and projects to meet the Council’s strategic priorities as set out in the Council Plan 2022-27 and to respond to the UK Government’s plan for decarbonising transport.
The role will provide a varied and challenging workload and provide an opportunity to build a successful career in transport planning as well as gaining experience working in local government. You will be involved with the production of feasibility studies for new schemes, technical work to assess the benefits of transport schemes and scheme impacts, writing bids for funding and communicating with a wide range of stakeholders and members of the public.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
On completion of this apprenticeship, you will achieve a BSc Transport Planning Degree with our academic partners at Aston University, Birmingham. This is a fabulous opportunity gain the degree whilst also working in Transport Planning, being paid a salary and incurring no student debt.
Your learning will take place through regular on-campus day release sessions at Aston University which will be complemented by online learning. You’ll have access to to the University Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, for online learning including webinars and assessments.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
It is Warwickshire County Council policy to seek that all our apprentices are retained in a further position, subject to performance and completion of the apprenticeship, and an available vacancy. Progression from this apprenticeship will be to become a Transport Planning Officer.
Reality CheckThis role will include some outdoor work, predominantly on construction sites, at all times of the year. PPE will be provided. In the event of high number of shortlisted applications, we may make use of an online Warwick University mathematics assessment prior to interview to aid in the selection process.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade A - C / 9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A - C / 9 - 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Economics (Grade C or above) Desired
A Level or equivalent Geography (Grade C or above) Desired
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C or above) Desired