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Our 5-year apprenticeship gives you the knowledge, experience and qualification you need to start a career as a Chartered Town Planner. 


Studying Msc Urban

Planning & RTPI


Our 5-year apprenticeship gives you knowledge, experience, and the qualification you need to start a career as a Chartered Town Planner. You'll get hands-on experience at the UK's leading Utility and Infrastructure firm, and training will be provided by the University of the West of England, Bristol.


To work towards a professional qualification (Msc Urban Planning & RTPI)  through a combination of on-the-job training and a formal university programme. 



This apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for school leavers to get a head start on a planning career without going to university full time. It’s also suitable for anyone looking for a change of career. 

We would love to hear from you if you are:

  • passionate about delivering a sustainable future and making a positive impact in the delivery of major infrastructure projects nationwide

  • an enthusiastic team player who thrives collaborating with others

  • a keen learner who is comfortable tackling new challenges in a fun and fast-paced environment

  • a motivated solution finder who has good attention to detail


With 475+ people in offices across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, opportunities for you to grow, succeed and thrive at Dalcour Maclaren are limitless.
Every day we deliver the future by playing our part in building sustainable and improved infrastructure across the UK and beyond.


We provide a full range of services across the Power, Water, Telecoms and Transport sectors and we represent some of the largest projects in the UK ranging from HS2, Gatwick Runway Extension, Heathrow’s 3rd Runway, Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station, and several UK offshore wind farm developers along with associated transmission and distribution clients.


We take a fresh approach to land and the environment for Utilities and Infrastructure firms, and we embrace new technology to deliver excellent results for all.  


A position on the Dalcour Maclaren apprenticeship scheme will offer you a full-time role within a forward-thinking and expanding company whilst working in a friendly and dynamic environment.

Personal and professional development doesn’t stop at the end of your apprenticeship with Dalcour Maclaren. We support your continuing professional development and offer the opportunity to become a Chartered Town Planner.



We are looking for a minimum of 5 GCSEs, including English and maths or equivalent. Entry requirements for the University are as follows:​

  • English and maths GCSE (grades A*- C or 9 - 4) or equivalent


As well as one of the following:

  • 3 A-levels - grades C or above 

  • A previous Level 3 Apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline - experience will be considered

  • BTEC DMM or higher

  • Mature applicants with experience will be considered on a case by case basis



Alongside working for Dalcour Maclaren, you will obtain an MSc in Urban Planning (RTPI accredited) part time over five academic years, with teaching delivered in day release study at University of the West of England. As an apprentice, you will be fully enrolled as a student and work towards your degree, with the university fees being covered by Dalcour Maclaren.

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