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Apprentice Planner - Level 3 - Reading - 2023 BALFOUR BEATTY PLC

We have an exciting opportunity to work as an Apprentice Planner. This role with give you the opportunity to learn about plans and schedule management whilst working for a market leading company. You will study for the apprenticeship whilst learning from experienced professionals.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,750.00

    Twice annual salary review, pension scheme, flexible benefits

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000120671

  • Positions

    1 available

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.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

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

About the employer

Balfour Beatty is the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change people’s lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatic Centre and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best apprentices to come and join our ever changing business.

Employer

BALFOUR BEATTY PLC

Address

Aldermaston

Reading

RG7 4PR

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Training

Training provider

BRIDGWATER AND TAUNTON COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Project controls technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2023