Transport planning technician apprenticeship

Provide technical support to transport planners to help manage and improve transport services and systems

Transport planning technicians provide technical support to professional transport planners in the preparation, assessment and implementation of policies, plans and projects. You’ll help manage and improve all kinds of transport systems and services, identifying how the land use can support economic growth, protect the environment and support social cohesion. Within the transport planning technician apprenticeship, you’ll use data analysis and digital technologies to model and forecast the demand for transport or travel, enabling technicians to identify how they may influence choice. Your work will 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; and the development and implementation of travel planning schemes. The majority of your time will be spent working in an office environment, with the potential for occasional work visiting sites, clients, customers or suppliers.


Duration: 30 months

Relevant school subjects: Geography, maths and ICT

Entry requirements for the transport planning technician apprenticeship: Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths, or equivalent qualifications. An aptitude and desire to work in transport planning and a passion for helping develop creative solutions

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £23,000 per annum

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