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Transport Planning - Degree Apprentice

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Leamington Spa

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Transport Planning - Degree Apprentice
Requisition ID :2019-60232
Work Location :GB-Various
Department / Discipline : Environmental
Additional Work Location : GB-Warwickshire-Leamington Spa
Position Type : Staff / Permanent

Additional Work Locations

GB-Warwickshire-Leamington Spa | GB-Shropshire-Shrewsbury | GB-West Midlands-Birmingham

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Overview / Responsibilities

Launch your career in transport planning and gain a degree at Aston University with no tuition fees to pay. You’ll be working full time as an apprentice and able to apply the theory and skills you learn at Aston to live projects that make a difference to the UK’s transport network.

Wood has an exciting new opportunity for a Transport Planning Degree Apprentice in our Birmingham, Leamington Spa or Shrewsbury office. The role will commence from September 2019 and will involve supporting the transport planning teams and working with other professionals across the organisation, including highways engineers and town planners, whilst undertaking a part time work based degree at Aston University in Birmingham.

Aston University has launched a BSc (Hons) Transport Planning Apprenticeship which will run over a five-year period. You will attend three one week teaching blocks in both the Autumn and Spring terms as well as undertaking independent study and research and attend exams in May/June of the 2019/20 academic year. Years 2 – 4 will comprise set modules and further teaching blocks and during Year 5 you will undertake and produce a dissertation. Information on the Transport Planning Degree Apprenticeship can be found here https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/transport-planning-da and here https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/transport-planner-degree/

As a Transport Planning Apprentice for Wood, you will be working on a wide range of projects carrying out work according to client specifications across a variety of sectors.

Duties during your apprenticeship may include:

* Site visits
* Site surveys
* Contribution to the preparation of Transport Assessments and Transport Statements
* Contribution to sustainable transport projects, including preparation of Travel Plans;
* Contribution to the preparation of Environmental Statements
* Use of junction modelling software including Junctions 9 (ARCADY and PICADY) and LINSIG
* Opportunity to undertake strategic and microsimulation network modelling using SATURN, VISSIM and PARAMICS
* Production of simple highway design drawings in CAD (Computer Aided Design) and using AutoTrack to test vehicle tracking
* Supporting the administration of projects

You will be assigned a mentor within your team who will work and liaise closely with you in your day-to-day work. Support will be provided if you wish to work towards chartered membership of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) and/or the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification.

Skills / Qualifications

This role requires:

* Three A Levels (or equivalent) –Maths, Geography or Economics would be advantageous
* At least Grade 4 or C GCSE English and Grade 5 or C GCSE Maths

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate:

* Good numerical/maths skills
* Good literacy and ability to write brief reports on work undertaken
* Ability to manage own time and ability to prioritise at busy times
* Creative thought and practical application
* Adaptability to changing demands
* Interest in pursuing a career within engineering
* Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite
* Interest in using computers for design work, calculations, and testing designs
* Ability to think in a methodical way to plan and organise tasks
* Ability to work well with other people in a team environment
* Good communication skills within a team and externally

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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