The first degree apprenticeship for Transport Planners in England has been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
Designed by employers, the Level 6 Transport Planner degree apprenticeship aims to open up a new route into the profession that combines academic education with practical experience.
Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education said, ‘Modern apprenticeships open up a range of highly-skilled jobs to a more diverse range of candidates, giving apprentices the opportunity to earn while they learn.’
‘I am delighted that our transport planning sector will benefit from this high-quality apprenticeship while another route into an exciting career is opened to our learners,’ said Berragan.
Christine Crossley, Chair, Transport Planning Trailblazer group and Peter Brett Associates, now part of Stantec added, ‘Through the apprenticeship, transport planners will acquire the technical knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to develop sustainable solutions to the complex transport challenges in our society. It provides a clear path for those entering the profession and for those looking to progress from a technician qualification or practical background.’
Employers in England are now able to recruit candidates to start the programme this autumn at Aston University, through which apprentices can develop the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to become professional members of the Transport Planning community with apprentices earning a salary from an employer.