You’ll be learning from industry-leading professionals, working with teams that directly manage the supply chain to deliver work that is reliable, timely and cost-effective. You’ll gain experience on capital investment projects, asset maintenance and operations. By the end of the scheme you will be skilled in a variety of controls areas which are transferrable to a dynamic and highly rewarding career.

As an apprentice, your 3 year development programme will be made up of to 6 placement rotations which will develop your understanding of the different aspects that make up Project Controls as a business function. Alongside this, you’ll be studying for the Level 3 Diploma in Project Control Practice, as well as a foundation certificate in Project Management and professional training in site safety.

Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone’s career and ambitions are different, so every apprentice’s journey with us is unique.

Here’s an idea of what yours could look like:

Year 1
Placement 1 – Deep Tube Upgrade Programme – 6 months
Developing expertise in estimating costs for each element of the project to ensure that the project stays within budget

Placement 2 – Four Lines Modernisation – 6 months

Monitoring and systematically analysing progress and performance data on the projects, to ensure that project stays on track

Year 2
Placement 1 – Project & Programme Directorate – 6 months

Creating insightful reports to allow the Project Manager make informed decisions, and assisting with change requests on projects

Placement 2 – Bakerloo Line Extension – 6 months

Gathering information from a variety of stakeholders to assist with cost engineering for the project

Year 3
Placement 1 – Major Stations – 6 months

Working with the Planner to create a robust and accurate schedule to ensure that the project runs to plan

Placement 2 – Renewals & Enhancements – 6 months

Supporting the management of risk to the projects, to ensure that risks and opportunities are identified.

What will the scheme involve?

You’ll complete 6 six-month placements working in a broad range of diverse business areas. These could include London Underground, Surface Transport and buses, Crossrail and pedestrian and river boat services.
You will learn a variety of skills including how to create a robust and accurate schedule, how to estimate costs for each element of the project, what factors need to be considered to prevent risks and how to use your good interpersonal skills to ensure that the whole team is informed and working together.

What do we look for?

Everything we do as an organisation is to ensure that our evolving city remains future-proof for millions of Londoners. Our talented apprentices form a vital part of that vision, so it’s important that we find the best people to help us do this. We’re looking for people who have:

  • An inquisitive, analytical mind
  • A willingness to learn
  • Resilience and adaptability
  • As a member of the team, we’ll give you responsibility and the opportunity to add value. If you are excited by inspiring and influencing the future of London, then this is the career path for you.

    Where can this career take me?

    You’ll gain a Level 3 Diploma in Project Control Practice, as well as a foundation certificate in Project Management and professional training in site safety.

    After successfully completing your apprenticeship there are a variety of controls roles that you could move into depending on your area of interest such as Project Controls Assistant, Assistant Planner, Assistant Risk Manager or Data Controller. These can then lead to more senior positions such as Planner, Senior Planner, Risk Manager or Project Controls Manager.

    What training and support will you get?

    You’ll be working towards a Level 3 qualification as a Project Controls Technician. For the duration of the scheme you’ll have a business sponsor that is responsible for the design and delivery of the apprenticeship scheme. They will help secure the right placements for you and support you in your professional development. You’ll also have a mentor that’ll support and guide you sharing their knowledge and expertise. Finally, you can expect to have a buddy, a previous apprentice from this scheme. Your buddy can answer any day to day questions you have and share their experiences with you.

    We have an established Graduate and Apprentice Committee as well as an Alumni group, these groups are powerful networks in developing your understanding of the organisation, different apprenticeship schemes and opportunities to develop your career. Many current graduates and apprentices believe this to be a powerful support network and they often hold apprentice only events that are very beneficial to your continued learning.

    You’ll also have opportunities to complete additional training courses. These will vary from soft skills training to technical skills training. 

    Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* – C or Grade 4 and above, including Maths and English Language (or equivalents).

    You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have already studied content from the qualification for this scheme.

    You must be 18 years of age before the start of this scheme to be eligible.

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