POST-UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. THOUGHTS ON THE TRAINING OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS

This paper attempts to define the necessary skills required for post university professional development. It investigates how experience may be acquired and evaluated to ensure sound professional standards. The training program recently implemente Planning Consultant WS Atkins is used as an example. Those entering the profession recently, have backgrounds in civil engin geography, economics and general management. The programme is primarily for new graduates and lasts for four years with the aim of enabling them to reach their full potential. Project involvement is reported each quarter, but because of the difficul providing a range of experience on project work, a series of training tasks has also been introduced. Each graduate's record reviewed and updated against objectives covering written and oral communication, the generation of plans and drawings and the appreciation and interpretation of calculations. A number of int or external training days per year must be attended. A final review enables the graduate to demonstrate the appropriate compet and professionalism for promotion to more senior positions. Several factors emerging from the scheme are discussed. One important factor is the ability for management to make the best u wide range of individual skills.

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    Landor Publishing Limited

    Quadrant House 250 Kennington Lane
    London SE11 5RD,   England 
  • Authors:
    • WALPOLE, B
  • Publication Date: 1993-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 13-20
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1996 12:00AM