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This page contains general advice for UK planners looking for job opportunities overseas.

General advice

  • Visit the target country (e.g. study trip, conference) to understand the job market.
  • Research the local planning system online for free, or you may want to consider the International Manual of Planning Practice.
  • Search the local planning association and enquire about membership and the local job market.

Ways to research the job market online include:


Search volunteering websites for job opportunities in planning. Example list below:

RTPI membership abroad

Inform the Subscriptions Department when you change your address: fees for members based abroad are lower. You will need to keep up your CPD while you are away.

If you are a member you can contact the international office [email protected] to make contacts with RTPI members based in the target country.