According to UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of employees in the Transport sector will increase significantly over the next 5 years:
#2. A lack of talent
Transport Planning was hit hard by the recession, so much so that one in three of those employed in 2008 were no longer directly involved in transport planning by 2014 (according to Transport Planning Society). This shrunk the talent pool, which meant that over the last two years when Transport Planning opportunities have more than doubled, there are fewer professionals available to fill these posts.
#3. Its Relevant
The UK population grows by about 500,000 people every year (according to ONS). As more strain is put on transportation infrastructure, the role of Transport Planners becomes increasingly more vital as they attempt to consider the social, economic and environmental needs of the whole community.
The ALLEN & YORK Planning & Built Environment Team specialise in recruitment within the Transport Planning sector. We work with key organisations and professionals across the UK.
If you are looking for your next role, or next hire, within this exciting market, get in touch today;
Sarah Kerr - Planning & Built Environment Team Leader
01202 888 986