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Planning Apprentice
  • Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
  • Reference: 18250
  • Published: Thu 23/03/2023, 12:07 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/04/2023, 12:07 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Lincolnshire, Lincoln

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Planning Apprentice

Lincolnshire County Council are offering an exciting opportunity to join its Planning Team as a Planning Apprentice. The role offers on-the-job training whilst also working towards gaining a Royal Town Planning Institute Qualification from an RTPI accredited Planning School starting at Level 4 with progression to Level 7.

About the role 

Working alongside other members of the team you will gain first hand practical experience and an appreciation and understanding of working within a County Council planning department.  The position offers a chance to assist with the processing and determination of planning applications that are made to the Council to determine as well as involvement in the Development Consent Order process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.  Other opportunities include working with colleagues within the Councils Historic Places Team, Highways Development Management and One Public Estate team.

About you 

We are looking for someone that is self-motivated, enthusiastic and that has a hunger for knowledge and an eagerness to learn.  Working as part of a team you will need to work well with others but also be able to manage your time effectively when working independently. In return we can offer you a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible and hybrid working arrangements and a commitment to support and promote your continuous learning and development.

Minimum qualifications for the Chartered Town Planner Degree Apprenticeship (undergraduate)

• 112 UCAS points from at least two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (we accept AS Levels and general studies)
• Town Planning Technical Support Apprenticeship - Level 3 Diploma
• Access to Higher Education Diploma: a minimum of 45 passes at Level 3.

For students entering the apprenticeship at postgraduate level the entry requirements are a lower second classification (2:2) BSc/BA (Hons) degree or higher, or the Sheffield Hallam University Certificate and Advanced Diploma in Urban Planning.

We may also consider relevant professional level work experience as an alternative to 32 of the UCAS points.
After successfully completing the University Certificate in Urban Planning, learners move onto the University Advanced Diploma in Urban Planning in year 2.

Here a link to the UCAS calculator to check UCAS point associated with any qualifications completed: UCAS Tariff Points - Calculate Your Entry Requirements 

The course will start in September/October 2023 and the applications will be open in May and close at the end of July. 

We welcome applications from Post Graduate and Undergraduate candidates keen to join our incredible team of planners as a Planning Apprentice.   If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you do not meet all the essential requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

We always maintain professionalism ensuring LCC's Core Values and Behaviours Framework is central to what we do.

About Our Offer

Along with a competitive salary we are offering:

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply!  If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on over to

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

Applications will close on 24/04/23 and interviews will take place on or around 10/05/23

For a confidential and informal discussion about the role please contact:

Marc Willis (Applications Manager) at as we would love the opportunity to consider your application.

For more information regarding the apprenticeship contact:

Best of luck with your application.