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Apprentice Transport Planning Technician

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£18,933 (pro rata for part time)
Job term:
Full Time or Part Time
Fixed Term
Closing date:
27 November 2020 11:30 PM
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Fixed term up to 2.5 years (apprenticeship)

Transport Planning Technicians provide technical support in the preparation, assessment and implementation of policies, plans and projects to manage and improve local, national and international transport systems, services and their connections with land use planning to support economic growth, protect the environment and support social cohesion.

You could be contributing to:

  • the planning and design of transport and traffic policies, plans, schemes and systems
  • collecting, preparing and presenting data, written information and analyses to inform the development of policies, plans and projects
  • modelling transport and traffic systems
  • assessing the impacts of possible transport measures
  • the development and implementation of travel planning (Smart Travel) schemes
  • the successful delivery of projects working as a member of a team. 

You will:

  • have 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including English, maths and science
  • have a desire to work in transport planning
  • have a passion for developing creative solutions to problems
  • be a team player
  • have excellent IT skills
  • be willing to learn and study outside office hours
  • be able to start the course in January 2021.

This is a Level 3 apprenticeship. On its completion, you will have satisfied the requirements for registration as an Engineer Technician by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

The training will be currently undertaken online due to COVID-19.  Under normal circumstances it will be in Leeds, at the Leeds College of Building and is provided via block release. You must be prepared to travel to Leeds on a regular basis. Travel, meal and accommodation costs will be met by Suffolk County Council for the block release, as per the expenses policy.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Julia Proctor on 07738 801019

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

Apprenticeships have changed, there is now no upper age limit on being an apprentice and we welcome applications from anyone who is interested in starting or further developing their career in this area.   For more information on who is eligible to apply for an apprenticeship please click here.

The Job and Person Profile and Apprenticeship Recruitment Brochure contain a range of information that you will find useful in applying for this job so please ensure you read them. The position described is what you would be working towards while you complete your apprenticeship.

Please note there is no guarantee of a permanent position. We believe that the experience you will gain throughout your apprenticeship will significantly enhance your ability to find employment inside or outside our organisation.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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