What does a transport planner do?
Transport planners plan the growth and maintenance of rail, road and air networks. This could be on a local, regional or national level. You’ll need to be a good problem solver with excellent analytical and maths skills. You’ll need to be able to balance the needs of a community with environmental factors when creating a transport plan.
What do I need to do to become a transport planner?
You’ll need a degree in a related subject like civil engineering or environmental science, and a postgraduate qualification in transport planning.
To get on a relevant degree, you usually need three A levels, with maths and/or physics preferable if you wish to take an engineering-based subject. You also need five GCSEs A-C including maths, English and science.
Depending on the subject, level 3 vocational qualifications (e.g. engineering) may be accepted – check with universities.
- Usually three A levels, with maths and/or physics preferable if you want to take an engineering-based subject
- Level 3 qualifications, e.g. engineering
- Civil engineering degree
- Or Environmental science degree
- And Postgraduate qualification in transport planning
- A level maths
Where to find out more
Where could I be working?
You’ll mostly be working indoors, though your job may require site visits.