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Careers Month 2019

Words: The Planner
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February is Careers Month with The Planner, and we'll be running a series of themed features, opinion pieces, case studies and advice articles throughout the month, to accompany our Careers Survey

Week 1 (30 January): Happiness

Sponsored by Mattinson Partnership

News report: Happy Planners – but only just

Comment: How do YOU find happiness at work?

Case study: What makes you happy?

Advice: Write your personal development plan

Podcast: Building a successful career in planning


Week 2 (6 February): Working in the public sector

Sponsored by Aylesbury Vale District Council

Feature: Public service - The revival of public sector planning?

Interview: Why be a public sector planner?

Feature: Aylesbury Vale - Your potential next stop in planning

Research: Serving the public interest?

Advice: Career development: Public or private?

Event: Accelerating Public Sector Housing Delivery – Planning’s key role





Week 3 (13 February): Making planning a more attractive career for young people

Sponsored by Pegasus Group

Feature: How can we attract more young people into planning?

Opinion: Planning – The next generation

Q&A: My planning journey 

Feature: Six ways to attract more young people into planning

Opinion: Widening participation in the regeneration game

Opinion: A career to be nurtured

Case study: How four planners found their profession

Engagement: RTPI outreach programmes 


Week 4 (20 February): Building the 21st century planner

Feature: What does the 21st century planner look like?

Action: Plan your skills development

Action: Manage your CPD

Advice: How to write a personal development plan

Training/CPD events: RTPI events calendar




Week 5 (27 February): The future of planning careers

Feature: Planning futures

Feature: Is a robot going to take my job?

Feature: The future of #Plantech

Event: Digital planning, 1 May, Birmingham

Report: Rising to the Climate Crisis - A Guide for Local Authorities on Planning for Climate Change (PDF)



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Read The Planner's Careers Survey 2018/19


Find out what planners think about:
    •    well-being at work
    •    opportunities for development
    •    how to make planning an attractive career choice for young people
    •    skills and knowledge required by 21st-century planners
    •    the future of planning careers.

Download The Planner's Careers Survey 2018/19 (registration required)