Degree apprenticeship opportunities

Apprentice Planning Officer

This is a new and exciting apprenticeship opportunity to earn a wage while studying for a Chartered Town Planner (Degree) apprenticeship over 60 months. You will spend most of your working week at work and at least 20% of your time in off-the-job study or training. Working with three teams across our Planning and Infrastructure Services you will:

  • assist in the work of the Strategic Planning, Planning Applications and Developer Contributions team
  • learn and grow to gain an understanding of our role in planning
  • gain in-depth knowledge of your chosen profession on the job whilst studying for a Chartered Town Planner (degree) apprenticeship qualification.

This is a fantastic role for anyone wishing to start their career in the planning field.

Training and development

You will also have access to our extensive suite of e-learning courses and our development framework. These consist of meetings with senior officers, politicians and meetings on key initiatives within the council – everything you need to gain a broad overview of the organisation.

We’ll help you achieve your ambitions as you help us achieve ours.

We are a flexible employer and offer hybrid working with opportunities to work flexibly from home and from one of our offices in Kent. Learn more about the benefits of working with us.

Entry requirements

You can join our degree apprenticeship programme if you have:

  • 3 A Levels at a grade BCC or equivalent
  • 5 GCSE’s A to C including maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).


Applications closed on 19 July.

Recruitment timetable

Applications open July 2024
Applications close 19 July 2024
First sift activity 22 to 26 July 2024
Final stage interviews 12 August 2024
Start date27 August 2024