Apprenticeship - Project Controls - Sellafield 2017

Balfour Beatty Plc

By joining our project controls apprenticeship scheme, you’ll work closely with the people who are managing project delivery for our business. The scheme will support the development of your skills, knowledge and experience.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Total hours per week: 37.00

Apprenticeship duration

2 years

Possible start date

01 Sep 2017

Date posted

17 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Reference number


What you will be doing:

You will have the opportunity to work on live projects/contracts and to learn from a host of experienced and talented managers.

We deliver projects of differing size and scope throughout the UK and you will play a key role in ensuring we utilise appropriate project controls techniques to support the management team in monitoring project performance.

Working as a valued member of our team you'll be involved in many aspects of project controls, such as:

  • Embedding project controls techniques into the delivery strategy of the project.
  • Earned Value Management analysis, monitoring and reporting.
  • Programme governance and management.
  • Cost Engineering.
  • Developing effective working relationships with members of the project management team.
  • Compiling, analysing and challenging performance data.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ideally, experience in Construction/Engineering environment


Personal qualities

What we're looking for:

  • A flexible approach to work
  • A team focus with the ability to interact with a wide variety of all people at all levels
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative

Qualifications required

To be considered for our apprenticeship scheme, you'll have:

  • 5 GCSEs Grade A-C or equivalent


Future prospects

Our programme recognises the importance of giving meaningful and challenging work, so you can expect to be immersed in real activities and given responsibilities from the outset.

Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and flexible benefits package and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme. Your study fees will be covered.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Apprentice, please visit our website: and view the profiles of our current commitees accross the group.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies

About the employer

About Balfour Beatty: We are the UK's largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change peoples lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatics Centre and you will find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like our schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best apprentices to come and join our ever-changing business. Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ("Two Ticks") symbol and are a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme.


Balfour Beatty Plc

Training provider

At the end of the scheme you will gain a recognised qualification (equivalent to HNC) which will help you develop your career in-line with your personal aspirations.

You will complete this in a local college on either a day or block release basis.

You will also have the opportunity to complete courses whilst on the job.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Technical and Professional

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Balfour Beatty Plc


Employer's Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online via the Balfour Beatty website. If you have any questions or queries, please contact us on

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 02 May 2017