As a Transport Planning Technician you would provide technical support to Transport Planners working on policies, projects and plans relating to all kinds of transport systems including:
- Roads and the use of cars, lorries and buses
- Rail networks
- Pedestrian systems for walking or cycling
- Air travel
A transport planning technician's work could involve contributing to:
- The planning and design of transport and traffic policies, plans, schemes and systems
- Collecting, preparing and presenting data, written information and analyses to inform the development of policies, plans and projects
- Modelling transport and traffic systems
- Assessing the impacts of possible transport measures
- The development and implementation of travel planning (Smart Travel) schemes
The cost of all aspects of your training is covered by AECOM with support from the Government. The apprenticeship runs over a three year period during which you will acquire the knowledge and skills to become a competent Transport Planning Technician. You will undertake a supervised programme of in-company training and college teaching. College attendance will be an induction week and then 6 two-week blocks. In between these teaching sessions you will work on assignments and have access to on-line learning activities and seminars. Your progress will be monitored online and via regular review meetings.
AECOM will cover the travel, food and accommodation costs for the block release weeks. You will be allocated accommodation depending on your age. Under 18s will be staying in small groups in vetted homes. Over 18s may stay in local hotels. All activities and accommodation are covered by the colleges Safeguarding and Accommodation policies and procedures.
We will support your development into a fully competent Transport Planning professional, and well as Chartership with the TPP which will enable you and AECOM to demonstrate your level of technical competence. You will be encouraged to continuously develop your skills through continuous professional development (CPD), we have thousands of online courses through AECOM University, and talent management programmes for our high performers. Given the global nature of our business you will also have the opportunity to work on projects not just in the UK but also further afield in Europe and the Middle East for example.
- Show an aptitude towards software-based engineering and drawing e.g. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other similar 3D software
- English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports
- Demonstrate an interest in and a desire to pursue a career in Transportation Planning
- Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities.
- Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic
- Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects
- The minimum qualifications required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency is Grade 4 or C GSCE maths & English
Leeds College of Building block release tuition combined with assessment and advisor support in the workplace.
Current COVID restrictions have closed the college and all face to face tuition is on Microsoft Teams.