Reference Quantity: ST0336

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Job description

Transport planning technicians present technical help to skilled transport planners within the preparation, evaluation and implementation of insurance policies, plans and tasks to handle and enhance native, regional, nationwide and worldwide transport techniques, companies and their connections with land use planning to help financial progress, shield the surroundings and help social cohesion. All Transport Planning Technicians can have a broad abilities base, nevertheless, it’s possible that some technicians could specialize in a specific aspect. This breadth of abilities displays that {of professional} transport planners, who come from all kinds of backgrounds together with arithmetic, engineering and the social sciences. Transport planning technicians work each for public sector authorities and personal sector corporations.

A transport planning technician’s work may contain contributing to:

  • the planning and design of transport and site visitors insurance policies, plans, schemes and techniques
  • accumulating, getting ready and presenting information, written info and analyses to tell the event of insurance policies, plans and tasks
  • modelling transport and site visitors techniques
  • assessing the impacts of doable transport measures
  • the event and implementation of journey planning (Sensible Journey) schemes
  • the profitable supply of tasks working as a member of a staff

Entry necessities

Particular person employers will set the choice standards for his or her Apprenticeships. Apprenticeship candidates will usually have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C together with English and Arithmetic or their equal. Employers who recruit candidates with out English or Arithmetic at Grade C or above should be certain that the candidate achieves a degree 2 equal customary previous to the completion of the Apprenticeship. Entrants should additionally present a flair and want to work in transport planning and have a ardour for serving to develop inventive options.


The standard period for this apprenticeship is 36 months however this may rely upon the earlier expertise of the apprentice and entry to alternatives to achieve the total vary of competence.


This can be a Stage 3 Apprenticeship. On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice can have glad the necessities for registration as an Engineering Technician by the Chartered Establishment of Highways and Transportation. The apprenticeship can also be mapped to the Transport Planning Society’s Skilled Improvement necessities providing younger folks the chance to entry a work-based path to a profession as an expert transport planner.


The Apprenticeship Customary will probably be reviewed after 3 years.


Transport Planning Technician, on completion of the apprenticeship, must find out about:

  1. the coverage, authorized and regulatory context inside which transport planners work together with nationwide, regional and native insurance policies; well being and security, environmental and transport rules and planning acts.
  2. the assortment and evaluation of information, together with new information obtained by transport and site visitors fieldwork in addition to the identification and use of present sources.
  3. transport and site visitors fashions, forecasting and the principal analytical strategies and software program packages usually use together with mannequin specification, calibration and software.
  4. the evaluation of transport and site visitors insurance policies, plans and tasks conforming with formal necessities, design ideas and requirements and greatest observe. These would possibly embody transport, environmental and financial assessments.
  5. techniques for, and interpretation of, stakeholder and public engagement within the growth and evaluation of transport and site visitors insurance policies, plans and tasks.
  6. find out how to work successfully and contribute to move planning by the right use of sources and time. This consists of understanding the targets of the challenge, time and finances administration, working productively inside groups and with others, challenge administration, high quality administration and assurance techniques.
  7. find out how to talk successfully, in a spread of contexts together with presentation of information, written experiences and oral communication.
  8. the company insurance policies of the organisations with which they work as effectively the code of conduct of the related skilled physique, together with the necessity to adjust to company {and professional} insurance policies on ethics and variety, and an understanding of the ideas of confidentiality.
  9. protected working practices and find out how to adjust to them, together with an understanding of related well being and security necessities.
  10. their very own contribution to sustainable growth, together with financial, environmental and social wellbeing and have an understanding of sustainability and environmental insurance policies and their impression on transport planning.
  11. sources of and approaches to Persevering with Skilled Improvement (CPD), together with an understanding of private appraisal schemes, coaching and growth plans, CPD obligations and competency necessities.


Transport Planning Technician, on completion of the apprenticeship, will to have the ability to:

  1. Use applicable transport planning methods and strategies to contribute to the preparation, evaluation and implementation of insurance policies, plans and tasks to handle and enhance transport techniques and companies. This consists of contributing to the evaluation of knowledge, the design and supply of transport surveys, the usage of fashions to forecast demand, the usage of transport, financial, environmental, security and different evaluation methods within the appraisal of insurance policies, plans or schemes, and the design and supply of efficient stakeholder and public engagement actions.
  2. Work successfully, utilizing applicable strategies, sources, time and finances for the profitable supply of tasks. This consists of contributing to the gathering, evaluation, interpretation, storage and retrieval of transport information, making use of appropriate transport fashions, making use of applicable processes for group involvement, public session and stakeholder engagement, the design and implementation of journey plans, following technical procedures and dealing inside greatest and really useful observe.
  3. Manage their work and keep the standard of their very own work. This consists of having a transparent understanding of the duties to be accomplished and contributing to the preparation, implementation and monitoring of labor plans and tasks, organising and taking part in conferences, scheduling work and managing their time to adapt with the general challenge plan programme and finances and checking work meets an applicable degree in opposition to related requirements.
  4. Talk successfully in a spread of contexts. This consists of presenting information, written experiences and oral communication utilizing right phrases, requirements and codecs.
  5. Preserve themselves and others protected by adhering to protected working practices. This consists of the power to evaluate dangers, observe protected techniques of labor and cling to all company security insurance policies.
  6. Maintain their very own abilities base and studying to develop rising competence. This consists of a capability to repeatedly assess their very own competence in opposition to coaching targets and establish growth wants and compliance with the code of conduct set out by their skilled physique.


  • Take a accountable method to well being and security
  • Be skilled, proactive and receptive to constructive recommendation and steerage
  • Be prepared to be taught new abilities and to adapt within the mild of expertise
  • Know one’s limitations and when to ask for assist or escalate
  • Work independently when applicable and take accountability for and delight of their work
  • Apply an efficient method to drawback fixing
  • As a part of a staff contribute to discussions, query and supply constructive suggestions.
  • Preserve effectively organised private data of labor undertaken.


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