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Chartered Town Planner Apprentice L7 Degree Apprentice

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HH
£9,254.44 to £18,278.00 annually
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?
  • To provide a range of support services to help the Planning Services Department to run effectively and efficiently whilst working towards obtaining a Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) recognised qualification
  • To gain experience; develop skills and knowledge within planning (including Development Management, Planning Policy and Heritage & Conservation) and to contribute to the service by helping to prepare planning reports, plans, policies and related documents, research; site monitoring and assessment and to maintain and develop information databases / spreadsheets
  • This is a training role within a designated area where the apprentice will work alongside colleagues to undertake a range of supervised duties (direct and indirect supervision)
  • To develop skills and knowledge within the field of planning (including Development Management, Planning Policy and Heritage & Conservation) and utilise these to help provide administrative support, prepare planning reports, policies, and related documents
  • Provide clerical and word-processing duties, as required, including in the planning and delivery of consultation using a variety of methods
  • Undertake administrative tasks that include diary and room bookings, data entry, archiving, filing, photocopying, scanning and answering telephone calls
  • Attend meetings and take accurate minutes/notes when required
  • To prepare reports and presentations for Officers and Members, and when appropriate present this information at relevant meetings
  • To use a range of software packages and maintain and develop information databases; spread sheets and GIS mapping layers
  • To deliver programmes of monitoring, research or investigation necessary to support planning decisions
  • To undertake site visits and site assessment
  • To undertake any training identified
  • To help display, replace and remove planning site notices throughout the city
  • To do any other work asked for by the senior management team
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required including attendance at University/study sessions
  • Attendance at apprenticeship days and completion all coursework by target dates

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

Level 7 Chartered Town Planner apprenticeship standard.

The apprenticeship is a 5-year course including 4 years taught plus 1 year in practice for those at undergraduate level or 2 years taught plus 1 year in practice for those eligible to start at masters level.

Applicants would be required to carry out the course at Sheffield Hallam University and prior to applying, should check to see if they qualify for enrolment (as detailed in the person specification).

Please note that if you are not eligible to apply for the course at Sheffield Hallam University then your job application will not be successful. Further details on whether you are eligible to apply for this post can be found here:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship applicants are in a prime position to apply for suitable posts within the local authority.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*/9-C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*/9-C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent at least 2 subjects (Grade 112 UCAS Points) Essential

Things to consider

NB: If you are not eligible to apply for the course at Sheffield Hallam University your job application will not be successful. Details on eligibility can be found here:

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