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Architectural and town planning technicians

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£15,600 pile of coins

Age 35

£31,200 pile of coins

Age 50

£36,400 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £25,480

What does this career do?

Architectural and town planning technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist architects and planners with the design of buildings and the layout of urban and rural areas.

Typical tasks

  • investigates proposed design with regard to practicality, cost and use
  • prepares building plans, drawings and specifications for use by contractors
  • liaises with engineers and building contractors regarding technical construction problems and attends site meetings on behalf of architect
  • surveys land and property uses and prepares report for planning authority
  • issues development permits as authorised
  • checks that completed work conforms to specifications.

Current entry requirements

Entrants possess a variety of qualifications including GCSEs/S grades, a BTEC/SQA award, an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III or a degree. Professional qualifications are available and membership to professional institutions may be required for some posts.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2015)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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