Luke Burgess – Planning Officer (Career Grade)

Luke Burgess

I started at Central Bedfordshire Council as an Apprentice in the Customer and Operations team within Planning. During this time I studied a Level 3 Btec and NVQ alongside my work role.

Once I completed this course, the Council provided me with a fantastic opportunity to further my career in Planning, moving into the Academy and Enabling team as a Planning Officer (Career Graded), whilst studying a 5-year Chartered Town Planner Degree Apprenticeship at London South Bank University. My studies at University, and role in Development Management, have provided me with a great opportunity to further understand and gain knowledge of Planning, whilst assisting in delivering high-quality and sustainable development across Central Bedfordshire.

The wide variety of applications I deal with, alongside my studies at University, thoroughly test my knowledge and experience in Planning, creating a challenging, yet exciting role and environment.