Transport Planner Apprentice Bracknell Forest Borough Council

As you consider the journeys of residents, businesses and visitors to the Borough, we’ll make sure you have the training and support you need to get your own journey off to a flying start. As part of your position you will undertake such other work as the Council or the Head of Service may determine which is compatible with the responsibility levels of the post. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm with flexible working available in agreement with your line manager

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To develop and maintain a good understanding of national and local policy on transport and development management, and the transport aspects of proposals within the Development Plan
  • To develop and maintain a good understanding of the transport networks, facilities and characteristics of the area
  • To assist in reviewing Transport Assessments, Transport Statements, drawings and other relevant material received from developers and their consultants
  • To develop the skills to provide advice on the transport impacts of proposed development, and developments’ compliance with transport policy, to senior members of the development & adoptions team and to planning colleagues in their work in processing enquiries and applications for planning permission
  • To assist in the preparation of reports and written evidence in relation to planning applications and, where appropriate, for appeals in the planning process
  • To assist in identifying appropriate measures to mitigate the impact of development, to be directly constructed or provided by the developer under relevant legislation
  • To develop the skills to provide support in helping to respond to land charges searches and street naming and numbering
  • To liaise with network and industry colleagues and external professional bodies to develop and maintain knowledge of good practice within the planning and transport development management field
  • To develop the skills to ensure that allocated day to day correspondence and other communications are dealt with professionally, speedily and effectively
  • To develop the skills to provide support to and assist the Highway Adoptions Team as required, particularly relating to matters associated with development proposals and associated highway adoption agreements

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • This post will require the successful applicant to commit to the opportunity to complete a BSc Degree Apprenticeship in Transport Planning (subject to entry criteria being met)
  • Under the Bracknell Forest apprenticeship scheme, you will have the opportunity to study for your Transport Planning Degree which requires you to undertake a minimum of 6 hours off the job training/learning during your normal working week once your apprenticehsip programme commences in September 2024
  • The Transport Planning Degree is a course delivered by Aston University, Birmingham, which will require you to attend six one-week blocks on campus per academic year, between September and March
  • The course is expected to take 5 years to complete and passes (Level C/4 and above) in maths and English and 3 A Levels (C and above) are essential for enrolling onto the course

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This role will allow you to progress to a Highways & Transport Technical Assistant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent in 3 other subjects (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 additional subjects (Grade C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Geography, Maths or Economics (Grade C or above) Essential

Things to consider

The apprenticeship programme start date will be September 2024. However you will spend time learning about the Highways service within the Council to provide you with a good understanding before the Degree programme commences,

About the employer

Bracknell Forest Council is proud to be an award winning and forward thinking organisation that knows what it's doing and where it's going. We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion for all our employees and residents. As one of our employees, we want you to fulfil your potential, feel valued for your individuality and feel confident bringing your authentic self to work . At Bracknell Forest Council we are always looking for better ways of doing things. The people in our community are at the centre of all that we do. Our staff are vital for delivering innovative projects and you will be trusted to take ownership of your own work. You will have time to immerse yourself in the community and be supported by our managers and leaders to excel in your role. A career with us means having everything you need to build on your skills to build better relationships and communities. This is your chance to make a lasting impact.


Bracknell Forest Borough Council


Time Square

Market Street

RG12 1JD


Andy Wells

01344 351212

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Transport planner (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete the application form ensuring that you provide full details of your GCSE and A level qualification to ensure that your application is considered

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Oct 2023