Apprentice Planner - Level 3 - West Sussex - 2021 - Advanced (Level 3)

Balfour Beatty (Employer)

Bridgwater and Taunton College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £13,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
18 months (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Project Controls Technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
26 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity to work as an Apprentice Planner. This role with give you the opportunity to work for a market leading company, whilst gaining valuable skills and experience to ensure you develop to your full potential. You will have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4/C or above including Maths & English or equivalent.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Planning and scheduling practice: Interpret the technical requirements to produce workable schedules, integrated plans and schedule management, levelling and smoothing and impact of uncertainty and risk
  • Use a variety of Microsoft Packages (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) to compose and update documents
  • Liaising with Managers and Engineers to discuss progress of the project and address any issues
  • Liaise with external contractors and suppliers to organise the phases of the schedule
  • Communication with Clients, Suppliers and Senior leadership team
  • Identify trends and variances using techniques such as earned value analysis, forecasting, critical path analysis and risk analysis
  • Monitor progress/performance and analyse data
  • Produce estimate programmes and schedules

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Balfour Beatty offers a comprehensive training programme in Planning with the opportunity of completing industry recognised vocational qualifications. You will provide effective, efficient, confidential and comprehensive administrative support to our business. As part of the Apprenticeship scheme you will be supported with gaining an NVQ level 3 Project Controls Technician Apprenticeship as well as other training opportunities.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, we will look to explore further opportunities within Balfour Beatty and further development of you and your career. If you start on Level 3, you will look to progress through higher level apprenticeships.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential
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About the employer

We deliver services to the creation and care of infrastructure assets, including investment, project design, financing and management, engineering and construction, and facilities management.

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