There has been marked industrial restructuring in the UK over the last ten years, with a loss of 1.4 million manufacturing jobs and an extra 700,000 jobs being created in the financial services sector. These changes in the patterns of work have impacted on land use in Buckinghamshire. This project will review changing land use in the county and set out the implications for land demand of changing patterns of work, including consideration of increased home-working and increased digital participation.
A literature and policy review will need to be completed to provide context for the data analysis and to position Buckinghamshire within national debates. The data analysis will draw on national datasets and primary research where required. The project will conclude with a written report setting out the research findings and making policy recommendations.
The final report will be informed by discussions following the presentation of findings to representatives from BELP and Buckinghamshire County Council. This internship will provide interns with an opportunity to manage a complete consultancy project, from devising a methodology through to presenting recommendations to the BELP Board and County Councillors. The completed project will provide evidence of report writing for business, qualitative and quantitative analysis, project management and giving presentations to a range of audiences.
As soon as possible
Monday-Friday, 35 hours per week, duration 11 weeks, week 12 comprises professional training of a 2 day induction a 3 day final training event.
Who will the intern be working with / reporting to?
Rupert Waters Economic Research Manager BELP
Key skills required:
Current Local Development Frameworks for Buckinghamshire can be obtained from the websites of Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils.
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