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Location: London
Position: Project Management
Salary: £400 per week
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Vacancy Type: Graduate Internship
Job Description:
Job title: Transport Planning Internship

Salary: £400 per week

Duration of contract: Initially 6 months 

CVs will be shortlisted asap and the role will be live until it is placed 

Interviews will be held at their office in Croydon

London Borough of Croydon

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 6 month Graduate Internship, working as an Transport planning Graduate at Croydon Council. Before you apply, please check that you are willing to travel to the London Borough of Croydon.

Transport Planning Intern – Job Specification

As a Transport Planning Graduate you'll use your interest in transport to help Croydon manage the level of growth planned for the borough. You'll assist in assessing the impacts of development on the local transport network, tackling local air quality issues and the Climate Emergency, and promoting cycling and walking. Ultimately, this role is about working passionately and collaboratively as part of a forward thinking and innovative team, to help us achieve our ambitious and challenging targets.

While you'll be expected to work flexibly across the service and you'll ideally have an interest in the following specialisms:

  • Urban geography, planning or traffic engineering – you’ll be working alongside our colleagues in the Planning and Development Management teams to ensure new developments minimise impact on the road network and promote opportunities for sustainable transport.
  • Cycling and walking – you’ll be asked to help deliver projects that increase walking and cycling and make the local road network safer and easier to use by these forms of travel.
  • Air quality and the environment – you’ll get involved in delivering projects that help tackle air pollution and support the uptake of electric vehicles and reduction in private car trips.
  • New urban mobility services – you’ll be asked to work on projects to manage and oversee the introduction of new shared mobility services within the borough such a flexible car clubs, electric scooters and dockless electric bikes.

To join, you'll come with an undergraduate degree or relevant qualification, or equivalent practical experience. You'll be a good communicator, have proven IT skills (basic Microsoft Office packages), and feel comfortable meeting and dealing with members of the public and councillors. Most importantly, you’ll need a keen interest in transport. 

As a Transport Planning Intern, you'll gain practical experience in addition to your professional training, and you'll receive all the support you need to succeed in your career as a Transport Planner.


To work effectively with other team members to deliver sustainable transport projects and policies, while gaining the skills and qualifications you need to embark on a successful career as a Transport Planner.


Rotating through different roles in Strategic Transport, you will develop your skills, knowledge and experience in the planning and design of Transport schemes, plans and policies, while providing support in accordance with Council policies and procedures.

You will help assess the transport and public realm implications of Applications for new developments in the borough, and communicate with a range of audiences including presenting, report -writing, public consultation and stakeholder engagement.

You will develop project management skills (budget, time and quality management) through on – the job and formal training to establish knowledge and understanding.


  • To be a flexible and supportive member of the team
  • To maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • To attend and take part in team meetings and performance reviews
  • To participate in relevant training programmes as required by the council


  • To actively and enthusiastically work towards developing your skills and knowledge, as agreed in your learning plan, and attend all training supplied whenever necessary.
  • To provide excellent customer service to answer/deal with queries, by phone and email, obtaining input from colleagues as required to provide a full response.
  • To assess impacts of potential transport measures e.g. bike lanes, zebra crossings
  • To consider implications of planning applications for developments e.g. new flats.
  • To make sure new developments minimise impact on the road network and promote opportunities for sustainable transport.
  • To work on school travel plans to help students make safe, sustainable journeys.
  • To support the successful delivery of Road Safety education, training and publicity.
  • To support successful Travel Demand Management and Transport Policy initiatives, including those designed to improve local air quality and reduce carbon emissions.
  • To support the Project Management of sustainable transport scheme designs – notably walking, cycling and public transport, and parking management schemes.
  • To develop consultation materials to ask residents what they think of our proposals.

This a 6 months role and is based in the Council offices in Croydon, so please ensure travel to this location is possible.

Application Process:

1. Applicants should apply with their most up to date CV only, no cover letter required at this stage.

2. All CVs will be filtered and screened by the University of London’s Internship Team.

3. Once the Internships team at the University have filtered and screened all the applications; they will call all the suitable applicants over the phone. Unfortunately due to the high number of applications that we receive, we can only call the most suitable candidates.

4. Successful candidates will be notified of the application process and the next stages. Face to face interviews are most likely going to take place in early December 2019.

The recruitment for this position is fully managed by CoSector University of London, Internships team therefore, if you have any problems with applying or questions regarding the placement, Waltham Forest ask that you contact the University of London Internships team directly. Any candidates that contact Waltham Forest directly will be missed in the application process.

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