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Apprenticeships UK&I 2016 - Transportation Planning job in London

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Job Ref:  132504BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
London, UK (Show on map)
Post Code:  WC1A
30/09/2016 11:54

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at ;NA.

About the Business Line
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary
We have roles in Birmingham, Bristol, Chesterfield, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Croydon, Bedford, and St. Albans.

These are permanent full-time Apprentice & Trainee roles ideally suited to school leavers - if you are a graduate please apply to our Graduates UK & Ireland 2016 position (ref. 119962BR), and if you are a university student looking for a temporary placement please apply to our industrial placement or internship positions.

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies had annual revenue of approximately US$18 billion. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at NA and @AECOM.

As a Transport Planning Technician you would provide technical support to Transport Planners working on policies, projects and plans relating to all kinds of transport systems including:
  • Roads and the use of cars, lorries and buses
  • Rail networks
  • Pedestrian systems for walking or cycling
  • Air travel
A transport planning technician's work could involve contributing to:
  • the planning and design of 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 measures
  • the development and implementation of travel planning (Smart Travel) schemes
The role will be working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with a weekly wage of £250. The cost of all aspects of your training is covered by AECOM with support from the Government. The apprenticeship runs over a three year period during which you will acquire the knowledge and skills to become a competent Transport Planning Technician. You will undertake a supervised programme of in company training and college teaching. College attendance will be an induction week and then 6 two weeks blocks. In between these teaching sessions you will work on assignments and have access to on-line learning activities and seminars. Your progress will be monitored online and via regular review meetings.

The apprenticeship programme is mapped to the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), an internationally recognised professional qualification. So, when you have successfully completed the programme of education and training, you will prepare for the apprenticeship end point assessment which is an interview with a review panel of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT). If you are successful at the interview you can apply for Technician membership of CIHT. There is the opportunity to go onto further study to enable you to be qualified to degree level and, maybe, masters level in Transport Planning

AECOM will cover the travel, food and accommodation costs for the block release weeks. You will be allocated accommodation depending on your age. Under 18s will be staying in small groups in vetted homes. Over 18s may stay in local hotels. All activities and accommodation are covered by the colleges Safeguarding and Accommodation policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements
No experience is necessary but the position is ideally suited to school leavers at either GCSE or A-Level standard (or equivalent) who can demonstrate:
  • You will need to have at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including English and Mathematics or their equivalent. These are the minimum requirements so you can still apply if you have other qualifications such as A-levels
  • Show an aptitude towards spreadsheets and analytical tasks
  • Demonstrate an interest in and a desire to pursue a career in Transportation
  • Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities
  • Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Ability to think in a methodical way to plan, organize and implement tasks
English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports

Preferred Qualifications

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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