Transport Planning Apprenticeship

  • Transport for London
  • London, Greater London
  • £20181 per annum

Be involved in the vital planning, research and analysis shaping the future of transport in London.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    179989
  • Wages
    £20,181 p/a
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    06/04/2022
  • Start Date
    02/01/2023

  • Location
    London
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Transport Logistics
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    Transport for London

Description

Job overview:

TfL's transport planners are responsible for ensuring that the millions of journeys made every single day in London are safe, reliable, and sustainable. With London’s population ever-increasing, it’s more important than ever that we deliver transport networks that encourage active travel (walking, cycling and public transport), improve air quality, and reduce the numbers of private cars on the roads.

It takes a range of disciplines to make these changes happen, including engineering, data analysis, computer modelling, project management and public communications – all of which you’ll get to engage with on this apprenticeship.

What will I be doing?

As an apprentice, your three-year development programme will be made up of at least five six-month placement rotations. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone’s career is different, so every apprentice’s journey is unique. Here’s an idea of some placements you could complete:

  • Planning Projects – conducting research and data analysis to support some of London’s major growth and redevelopment projects and ensure these contribute to a sustainable transport system.
  • Bus Network Planning – assessing the performance of TfL’s bus routes; consulting the public and using data to identify performance improvements.
  • Investment Delivery Planning – overseeing the delivery of projects on TfL’s own road network and other assets and working with boroughs to deliver change on their own highways and transport networks.
  • Network Performance Delivery – monitoring and adjusting traffic signal timings in real-time across London; collecting data and constructing computer models to test new scenarios and proposals on TfL roads.

The above are just a few examples, and we also offer placements in a range of different areas such as Strategic Demand Forecast Modelling, Geographic Information Systems, and Development Planning, amongst others. Placements are flexible, taking into account business needs and each apprentice’s unique strengths, interests and study requirements.

Where can this career take me?

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you’ll be eligible to apply for a range of roles across various planning departments, including, but not limited to:

  • Assistant Planner
  • Assistant Project Sponsor
  • Network Performance Officer, amongst others.

Any of these roles could see you progress into more senior positions as you develop your knowledge, skills and experience.

Successful completion of the scheme will also grant you membership of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), which could lead to further opportunities both inside and outside TfL.

As a member of the team, we’ll give you responsibility and the opportunity to add value. If you’re excited by inspiring and influencing the future of London, then this is the career path for you.

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on 02393876405 (Ref ID: 179989)

Our talented apprentices form a vital part of our vision for the future, so it’s important that we find the best people to help us deliver for London. We’re looking for people who are:

  • Inquisitive and enthusiastic
  • Passionate about our vision
  • Good at problem solving

You should already hold or be working towards a minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English Language (or equivalent).

You’re not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have already studied content from the qualification for this scheme.

Please note that you will be required to provide original certificates and/or predicted grades as proof for your eligibility checks.

You must be 18 years of age before the start date to be eligible for this scheme.

You’ll be working towards a Level 3 BTEC Transport Planning Technician qualification. Typically, you’ll be required to attend college four times per year, in blocks of 1-2 weeks.

Whilst on the scheme, we’ll support your technical development through a wide range of on-the-job practical experiences and placements. We’ll also support your professional development through a combination of online training courses, mentoring and structured networking opportunities. You’ll receive one-to-one support throughout the programme from your scheme sponsor and your line manager. You’ll also be connected to a ‘buddy’ who will be a more experienced apprentice from the scheme.

You’ll also have opportunities to complete additional training courses. These will vary from soft skills training to technical skills training.

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you’ll be eligible to apply for a range of roles across various planning departments, including, but not limited to:

  • Assistant Planner
  • Assistant Project Sponsor
  • Network Performance Officer, amongst others.

Any of these roles could see you progress into more senior positions as you develop your knowledge, skills and experience.

Successful completion of the scheme will also grant you membership of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), which could lead to further opportunities both inside and outside TfL.

"The best thing was the ability to gain on-the-job experience and a degree at the same time. I had the option of going to university, however this opportunity was a no-brainer. Avoiding the fees and getting a degree – who would turn that down?"

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