Reference: RA0005974
Description: About the Team

We are looking to appoint an Apprentice Transport Data Technician to join our successful and innovative Transport Planning team where you will play a key role in shaping the future development of Warwickshire’s transport infrastructure, vital to supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity. This role offers an excellent opportunity to start your career in transport monitoring, modelling and planning.

The Transport Planning team identifies, develops, and delivers transport schemes to meet the objectives of the County Council’s Local Transport Plan. The Modelling and Monitoring team plays a key role in supporting the Council’s enviable record of securing funding and delivering major transport improvements across all modes of travel. Data collection and analysis to support all aspects of transport planning is highly valued by the Council, recently demonstrated by a significant investment in monitoring capabilities. There is much more to come over the next few years, with plans to deliver an ambitious pipeline of transport projects, working with new and interesting monitoring technologies, and planning and delivery of numerous multi-modal transport schemes

About the Role

As our apprentice you can expect a varied and challenging role that enables you to gain new professional skills and qualifications. This will include supporting the development and implementation of transport monitoring tasks, including commissioning of surveys, production of monitoring reports, data management and trend analysis.

Key tasks of this post include:

undertaking regular automatic survey programme
data capture/commissioning for specific studies/modelling team support
uploading and checking the accuracy of data
monitoring Local Plan targets
monitoring the effects of scheme on different modes of travel

You’ll be supported from day one to learn and practice these duties, by a skilled and experienced team. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the exciting plans to expand County’s permanent and temporary monitoring infrastructure. This will involve working with internal and external partners in procurement and delivery of permanent automatic survey sites and working with new technologies such as AI video monitoring.

The role will also be part of the team providing in-house capability in the deployment and maintenance of temporary monitoring sites using radar and video technologies.
You’ll have the opportunity to develop your analytical skills, working with large datasets such as mobile phone network data, Sat Nav data and WCC cloud-based survey database.

The role will be mostly office/home working based, with on-site work as needed for specific studies. You will be expected to liaise with colleagues daily and work at Shire Hall on a regular basis. When working on-site, and after enough training and building of experience you may occasionally be expected to work independently so will need to be confident in lone working, paying particular attention to health & safety practices.

Please click here for more information about the course you will be studying.

Key Requirements
We’re seeking somebody who is motivated, creative, organised, and willing to take responsibility for the success of their activities. You will expand your analytical skills in order to develop detailed understanding of transport problems and to identify, explore and develop data and monitoring solutions. You will need to have some experience as an Excel user, able to use spreadsheets to analyse and manipulate complex data. As you will be working with and alongside a wide range of internal and external colleagues, partners, and clients, you will need to have good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feelsvalued, included, safe, supported,andwelcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!
At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.
Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund’
The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.
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Additional Information

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.

To discuss the role please contact Chris Whatcott on 01926 412545 or chriswhatcott@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing date: 23rd May 2024Interview date: 3rd, 4th & 5th June 2024

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. Seemore
Region: Warwick
Location: Warwick
Salary: *GBP*22,086.15 per annum
Package: 18 months apprenticeship
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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