Transport & Town Planning

*One candidate, one application*

We can only accept one scheme application per candidate. Applying for more than one scheme could mean that you won't be considered for your preferred choice.

Scheme overview

With 8.6 million people now living in London, the city's population is the largest it's ever been. By 2030, that figure is forecast to hit 10 million. This means that more people are, and will be, travelling in to London on a daily basis for work, which poses a huge challenge for our transport networks. Investment in transport infrastructure is vital to keeping London moving and meeting the challenges of population growth.

Scheme length
Two years

Entry requirements

Five A*-C grade GCSEs (or certificated equivalent), including maths and English language (essential), science, ICT and any other two subjects. Applicants must be 16 by 1 September 2016.

Salaries will differ according to the scheme, however, all our schemes offer a competitive package with the minimum London living wage.
This apprenticeship may lead to:
A level 3 Advanced apprenticeship, and registration as an engineering technician by the Chartered Institution of Highways and transportation.


This role is now closed.

Joining us

Initially, there is a three-day induction based in London which explains everything there is to know about us, the role and where you fit in. Following that, you'll begin an intensive development programme which is designed to give your career a real kickstart.

The Transport Planning and Town Planning apprenticeship scheme offers practical learning and academic training. By the end, you will have developed to meet the transport planning technician apprentice standards.


Placements may include getting involved with*:
  • Planning and designing 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 measure
  • Considering the transport implications of planning application
  • Developing and implementing travel planning (smart travel) schemes
  • Delivering projects as part of a team
*This list is not exhaustive

Who we need

This is an exciting development programme for talented, enthusiastic individuals who want to be involved in developing the transport policies and plans that London needs to meet the challenges of the future. We're looking for people who have:
  • Strong motivation
  • A keen interest
  • The desire to get involved
  • An interest in the way cities function, including the role of transport and:
    - the use data and other sources of information to develop solution
    - learning about the development of policy, and projects

What you get out of it

Training in the following:

  • Data protection
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Fire safety in a head office environment
  • Valuing People - Fairness & Inclusion


On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you'll become a professional transport planner.

You'll also receive:

  • At least 29 days annual leave, plus standard public holidays
  • Free travel on our networks (Zones 1-9) with an Oyster card for you and one member of your household
  • A 75% ┬áreimbursement on the price of an annual travel ticket outside of our network - plus an interest-free, 10-month loan to pay for it
  • Pension scheme membership
  • Optional private medical benefit
  • A range of staff retail and leisure discounts
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