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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: