Apprenticeships are real jobs offered by a range of planning employers.
By becoming an apprentice, you can:
• Start your career in planning
• Achieve professional qualifications
• Work alongside experienced planning professionals
• Gain in-demand skills
• Earn a salary whilst you study
There are two RTPI apprenticeship pathways:
Chartered Town Planner Degree – includes an RTPI accredited qualification and professional membership on completion.
Town Planning Assistant (L4) – for a career as an assistant planner or technical officer. This apprenticeship has been approved for delivery in June 2021.
Apprentices are employed directly by employers and there are a number of places where town planning apprentice roles are advertised.
Where to look for apprenticeships:
- Search for town planning on the government’s Find An Apprenticeship website
- Search for degree level apprenticeships through UCAS
- Search for degree level apprenticeships on Not Going to Uni
- Search for apprenticeships on your local authority’s websites
- Search for apprentice roles on The Planner Jobs
- Ask family and friends if they know of any employers who would be interested in taking you on
- Contact RTPI Learning Partners and see what positions they may have available
- Search the RTPI Consultants Directory for local firms that may be recruiting
- Training providers may also be able to put you in touch with employers looking for apprentices.