Town Planning Apprentice - Level 7 - London

  • Jacobs
  • London, Greater London
  • £18.93 per hour

At Jacobs we’re all about Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow! Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

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  • Wages
    £18.93 p/h
  • Hours
    32.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 7
  • Employer


About Jacobs

At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. Together, we’re pushing the limits of what’s possible. We stay ahead to create the new standards our future needs.

How about a career that involves an opportunity to study alongside working for a company that is focused on the biggest challenges in the world today.

The biggest questions spark our curious minds.

At Jacobs, we solve the most important problems, the ones for the real world – making life simpler and more seamless along the way.

We are excited to be looking for a Town Planning Apprentice based in Birmingham! You will work towards achieving a Level 7 Degree qualification in Town Planning.

About the role

The successful individual will be working towards a Chartered Town Planner Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship post graduate degree qualification. This will be taught as a 1 day release per week for a duration of 2 years.

Working as part of the Planning team to deliver a range of planning and environmental projects. This will include working alongside other disciplines as part of multi-disciplinary teams.

Key responsibilities

· Preparing and reviewing planning deliverables such as appraisals, planning applications and planning policy non-core planning activities such as consents management and environmental coordination

· Identifying potential health and safety hazards of specific projects

· Building strong relationships with our existing internal and external client base

· Resolve design and development problems using creative and logical methods

· Financial monitoring of projects, document control, progress reporting and ad hoc project management tasks

On completion of the course the successful individual would qualify to undertake the Royal Town Planning Institute’s gateway and end point assessment to become a chartered town planner.

What we’re looking for

Jacobs require innovation, whether that be technology enabled or not, it requires us to use our ‘Essential Skills’ as well as our technical skills and experiences to positively disrupt and innovate.

It will be our Curiosity, Innovative thinking and Adaptability that allows us to embrace change, it will be our Empathy and Listening capability that allow us to truly understand our client’s requirements.

As we learn to automate some of the activities it will be these ‘Essentials’ that will allow us to offer competitive advantage over our clients and prepare us for the future. We believe that ‘The Essentials’ are the foundation for all of us, to equip us with not just the human skills that allow us to embrace change and bring world class innovation to our clients but also that allow us to explore and shape diverse and creative career opportunities in Jacobs.

Why Jacobs?

Recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice our Early Careers Programmes offer a structured approach to Continuous Professional Development. You’ll benefit from learning will provide both the technical skills, behavioural competencies and business acumen you require to create your future.

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on 02393876405 (Ref ID: 177373)

Desirable Skills & Characteristics:

· Strong numeracy skills

· Confident communication skills both written and verbal

· Experience of using MS office packages; particularly Microsoft Excel

· A well-mannered and professional individual with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. Proactive in nature who takes pride in ‘getting things done’ to a high standard

· Able to demonstrate a keen interest in a career in Project Management within the engineering & construction environment


· BA/BSc in Geography

· 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics

· 3 A ‘level’s or equivalent qualifications

Our Equal Opportunities Policy

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

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