Resources for town planning degree apprentices and employers

Resources for town planning degree apprentices and employers

End-point assessment organisation the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has developed resources for apprentice students and employers to support them through the chartered town planner apprenticeship. This degree apprenticeship launched in September last year.

Andrew Close, head of careers, education and professional development at the RTPI, explained: “The scheme has started with a bang with 190 recruits across the country. The apprentices are learning relevant practical skills in the workplace as well as gaining long-term knowledge on sustainability, regeneration and good place-making through eight providers.”

The new apprenticeship has been rolled out by eight universities: Birmingham, Brighton, UWE Bristol, Anglia Ruskin, Leeds Beckett, London South Bank, Plymouth and Sheffield Hallam.

Alishba, one of the new apprentices, said: “The apprenticeship provides me with an opportunity for career progression and a chance to learn more about the impact planning can have on shaping places.”

Another apprentice, Meghan, said: “The apprenticeship is definitely the best way to learn while on the job because it links the theoretical, academic aspect of the work with the day-to-day practicalities of being a planner.”

To gain access to the resource centre: www.rtpi.org.uk/membership/assessment-of-professional-competence/degree-apprenticeship-end-point-assessment/degree-apprenticeship-end-point-assessment-resource-centre

For further information on a career in town planning: www.rtpi.org.uk/media/3099809/about_planning_guide_latest.pdf

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