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Chief Planners of Tomorrow scheme launched

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is pleased to announce that the Chief Planners of Tomorrow 2022 scheme is now open to applications.

The programme is a work-shadowing scheme offering RTPI Young Planners the chance to step into the shoes of a Chief Planning Officer for the day.

Participants will be given the opportunity to learn from the best, including those currently in senior leadership roles in local authorities.

Successful applicants will also get an insight into how strategic decision making processes are made at the top level.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • You will need to register as a member of the RTPI Young Planners
  • You need to be a member of the RTPI and a graduate, Licentiate or Chartered member with no more than 10 years’ experience post-qualification
  • If you have already participated in the programme sadly we are unable to accept you, due to the limited places available

Sarah Woodford, Head of English Regions at the RTPI, said: We are delighted to be launching our Chief Planners of Tomorrow Programme for 2022. Experiencing first-hand what it is like to be a Chief Planner, where decisions are made at the highest levels is something that we know is incredibly valuable to those just starting off in their careers. 

“Thanks to our Chief Planner hosts, CPOT has already given more than 50 Young Planners the opportunity to experience what this is like as they step into their shoes for the day. Our participants tell us that it is an amazing opportunity, eye-opening, thought provoking and informative.

“For this round we will be giving applicants the choice to participate ‘in person’ for the day or virtually over a series of days. We have already had a lot of interest from Young Planners keen to participate and we look forward to receiving applications in the New Year.”

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