Transport Planning Apprentices - Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey County Council
Kingston Upon Thames
21d ago

Job Details

£16,743 per annum for 36 hours per week. This is a 24 months Apprenticeship fixed term contract based at County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames.

This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role.

You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.

For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council 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.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

Thank you for your interest in applying for this Surrey Apprenticeship. We’d like to remind you that you must ensure you are eligible for this scheme before applying.

Please read through the eligibility criteria below carefully and ensure that you are eligible before applying.

  • A minimum of three Level three A or AS qualifications at Grade C or above.
  • 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade C or above.
  • You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a Level 4, 5, 6, 7, HND / C or Degree qualification.
  • You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject and content from the qualification of this scheme.
  • You must be 18 years of age by 1st September 2018 to be eligible for this scheme.
  • Apprenticeship Standards- Transport Planning Technician

    About the Role

    Surrey’s transport planners are responsible for ensuring that all the thousands of journeys made every single day in Surrey are safe, reliable, and sustainable.

  • Without effective transport planning, our roads become congested; commuters cannot get to work; businesses cannot receive or dispatch vital goods;
  • and emergency services cannot provide crucial aid to those in need. Put simply, transport planning is the foundation of the modern county, with its growing population and where any new development is challenging.

    What will I be doing?

    During your apprenticeship, you’ll work with different teams. As an example, you may be working on the development of a business case for a major transport scheme, you may also be working on the early stages of work that cover highway, walking, cycling and bus improvements.

    Working with a team of highly skilled multi-disciplinary team covering town planners, engineers and transport planners, project managers you will get to play a key role in shaping Surrey’s travel behaviour.

    What will the training involve?

    As a Transport Planning apprentice, you will work with various teams across Transport Policy, Transport Studies, Works Delivery and Planning.

  • The work will cover a wide range of transport planning functions, which could include handling development of highway network improvements;
  • working on developing Surrey's major schemes programme; influencing behaviour change and encouraging a shift towards sustainable transport modes;
  • reviewing various strategies within our Local Transport Plan.

    What training and support will you get?

    For the duration of the scheme you’ll have a mentor that’ll support and guide you sharing their knowledge and expertise.

    Finally, you can expect to have a buddy, Your buddy can answer any day to day questions you have and share their experiences with you.

    During the scheme, you’ll not only complete a BTEC Level 3 in Transport Planning, but also have opportunities to complete additional soft skill training courses.

    This course is very likely to involve a number of up to two week residential block release periods over the duration of the course.

    So applicants will need to be prepared to stay away from home.

    What do we look for?

    You’ll have an inquisitive mind and a creative approach to problem-solving.

    You’ll be interested in and committed to improving travel conditions for all of Surrey’s road users, and enthusiastic about delivering change.

    If you are excited about how Surrey is changing, whilst thinking strategically about improvements in across the County, then this is the career path for you.

    We’ll be looking to know what makes you passionate about the profession.

    Where can this career take me?

    An apprenticeship in Transport Planning could lead to a career in the field. Outside this area, the apprenticeship could lead to roles in highway engineering, town / urban planning, partner communications, or project management, amongst others.

    Completion of this apprenticeship will fulfil the requirements for membership of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and EngTech Registration with the Engineering Council.

    For more information about the role & training, please view the full job description attached at the bottom of this advert.

    Additional Information

    The job advert closes at 23 : 59 on 12th August 2018.

    Interviews will take place week commencing 20th August 2018.

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