Project Controls Technician Apprentice



Training Provider:

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Annual wage £12,500.00
37.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.
duration: 36 months
start: 24 August 2020
Advanced(level 3)
Project Controls Technician Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
9 February 2020 (application closing date)
Project Controls includes the technical disciplines of estimating, planning, scheduling and cost engineering for which this apprenticeship gives a comprehensive grounding leading to a role as a Project Controller.


The role will require the individual to participate in various areas of practical and theoretical training combined with Company specific training given in the workplace. Typically, the type of work Project Controls Apprentices will be involved in includes;

  • Assisting in the production of estimates
  • Producing plans
  • Planning schedules and various reports used to track and monitor project delivery across a range of Nuclear Engineering and Decommissioning projects
  • Training in our best in class project controls systems will also be provided
  • Candidates will gain a solid foundation within a professional project environment and have the opportunity to learn from experienced and friendly individuals
  • The training will include practical and on the job training as well as the completion of a Level 3 qualification in project controls practice which is a nationally recognised qualification
  • On successful completion of the scheme the apprentice would be eligible to apply to join the Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE) or with further training and development, the Association of Project Managers (APM)

Future Prospects

With additional training the Project Controls Technician could also progress to more specialist roles in areas such as project controls, planning, scheduling, estimating, cost control, risk and quality and ultimately a role as project controls manager or director. With further training following on from the apprenticeship, individuals may choose to specialise in specific sectors or related roles which could lead to membership of other related professional bodies.

Reality Check

The successful candidate for the Warrington role will be required to undertake residential study with Bridgwater College & Taunton College at the National College for Nuclear campus in Cannington, Somerset for the first 2 years of the apprenticeship scheme. They will attend on block release as follows:

  • Year 1 approximately 20 weeks of study between September and June
  • Year 2 approximately 12 weeks of study between September and June
  • During Year 3 the candidate will be based at the Warrington office full-time

Accommodation and travel expenses for residential study will be covered by Cavendish Nuclear.

Please consider your ability to travel to the place of work and National College for Nuclear. If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided in the advert.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Organised
  • Good IT skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Calm and caring approach

Qualities Required

  • A team player – an individual who thrives on working in a team environment
  • Reliable and good time keeping
  • Eager to learn
  • Flexible with a passion for succeeding

Qualifications Required

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 (C) or above including English, Science, and maths at Grade 5 (B) or above. Candidates must also be eligible to work in the UK on a permanent basis and satisfy Ministry of Defence security clearance. Any link to design technology and strong analytical / IT skills combined with a basic knowledge of projects and their lifecycle would be looked upon favourably. Whilst academic ability plays a part, we care as much about your attitude and desire to be part of our future at Cavendish Nuclear and we want to see evidence that you are genuinely interested in and enthusiastic about developing a career in Project Controls.

Training Provided

L3 Apprenticeship Standard Project Controls Technician - Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours:

  • ECITB L3 Dip in Project Controls Practice and Techniques
  • Edexcel L3 BTEC National Extended Cert in Engineering

The successful candidate will also need to complete a diagnostic assessment, which will help us plan the appropriate support required to meet your individual needs.

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