Location: Birmingham, Manchester, St Albans
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As a Transport Planning Technician you would provide technical support to Transport Planners working on policies, projects and plans relating to all kinds of transport systems including:
•Roads and the use of cars, lorries and buses
•Pedestrian systems for walking or cycling
A transport planning technician's work could involve contributing towards:
•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 role will be working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with a weekly wage of £250. The cost of all aspects of your training is covered by AECOM with support from the Government. The apprenticeship runs over a three year period during which you will acquire the knowledge and skills to become a competent Transport Planning Technician. You will undertake a supervised programme of in-company training and college teaching. College attendance will involve an induction week and then 6 two-week blocks. In between these teaching sessions you will work on assignments and have access to on-line learning activities and seminars. Your progress will be monitored online and via regular review meetings.
The apprenticeship programme is mapped to the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), an internationally recognised professional qualification. So, when you have successfully completed the programme of education and training, you will prepare for the apprenticeship end point assessment which is an interview with a review panel of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT). If you are successful at the interview you can apply for Technician membership of CIHT. There may then be the opportunity to go onto further study to enable you to be qualified to degree level and, maybe, masters level in Transport Planning
AECOM will cover the travel, food and accommodation costs for the block release weeks. You will be allocated accommodation depending on your age. Under 18s will be staying in small groups in vetted homes. Over 18s may stay in local hotels. All activities and accommodation are covered by the colleges Safeguarding and Accommodation policies and procedures.