Town Planning Degree Level Apprenticeship MOTT MACDONALD LIMITED

Can you imagine contributing to the design, construction and maintenance of everything around us, and on some of the worlds most high profile projects? Using programmes such as computer aided design and building information management, you’ll learn engineering principles and technics to help design and deliver infrastructure and buildings.

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

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Following a successful probationary period, you will receive bi-annual salary reviews for the entire duration of your apprenticeship As an employee owned business all staff are eligible for a yearly bonus. We also operate a merit bonus scheme

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    66 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Balance the economic growth, social and environmental demands and impacts of communities and landowners on towns, cities, and rural areas
  • Prepare and/or determine statutory planning applications, plans or proposals
  • Formulate and implement strategic and local planning policy, laws, and practice
  • Plan for the delivery of infrastructure such as roads, railway stations, minerals and waste, and energy facilities
    Identify and analyse issues, courses of action and projects regarding the planning of land and buildings. This includes the allocation of sites and environmental, social or economic resources
  • Research and assess technical, planning information, data, and surveys
  • Visit sites to assess the effects of proposals on the surrounding area
  • Write reports, often of a complex nature, to assess and explain legislation and recommend whether plans should be allowed. These reports will be for a range of groups including politicians, developers, commercial clients and members of the public
  • Attend and present at planning committees, appeals, and public inquiries.

The training you will be getting

Chartered Town Planner (Degree) Apprenticeship Standard:

  • You will attend university one day a week to work towards your degree qualification
  • You will have the full support of your wider team, as well as a line manager, mentor and buddy, and a dedicated learning & development team
  • You will join our 2 year 'accelerate your future' internal training scheme as well as company provided training sessions

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion, we would like to see your continued employment at Mott Macdonald where you can expect to take a more senior role in ongoing and future projects as well as possibly training future junior/apprentice team members.

There is an option to conintue your professional development through further courses, events and company provided training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C or equivalent) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

You may be required to travel for university, work assignments and events including on the odd occasion weekends. Mott will provide you with travel and accommodation costs where needed.

About the employer

We’re a management, engineering and development consultancy which works on projects across the world. By challenging norms, we like to solve humanity’s most difficult problems. We’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, and communities in which we operate.




10 Fleet Place



Andrew Challis


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Chartered town planner (degree)

Level 7 (Master's degree)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

You will complete our strength based assessment online and an application form. If successful you will have a face2face, or virtual, interview with your future team.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Dec 2023