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Become a Transport Planner

Transport planning is a broad church. It plays a vital role in how and where we live, work and socialise. It influences land-use planning and the wider environment, including noise and air quality.

In our landscapes, transport planners are responsible for finding ways to improve and manage transport systems and connect the places we live and work together though roads, rail networks, air travel and pedestrian systems for walking, wheeling or cycling.

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Transport Planner

“Right now, with new technology revolutionising the way we travel and a dozens of nationally significant projects taking place, there has never been a more exciting time to be a Transport Planner.”

Meet a Transport Planner

Lynnie is a Transport Planner in our Manchester office. Some of the projects she finds the most rewarding are the ones with homeless shelters and affordable housing charities.

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Lynnie Ler

Pathways to becoming a Transport Planner

Route 1: Apprenticeships

You can apply to Curtins for an Apprenticeship which will offer you practical, work-based learning, recognised qualifications and a weekly training wage from the age of 16.

Route 2: University Degree

You could study at university in a related subject such as civil engineering or environmental science, followed by a postgraduate qualification in transport planning.

These degrees normally require an A-level or equivalent in maths, combined with other subjects depending on the discipline:

Maths + Physics / Chemistry / Geography / Economics

Design & Technology and Computer Science are also useful. 

You’ll also need five GCSEs grade C/4 or above including Mathematics, English and Science.

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Careers at Curtins

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