2024 Project Planning & Controls Apprentice - Crawley THALES UK LIMITED

The apprentice programme will provide a strong understanding and working knowledge of planning, scheduling, monitoring and controls. The bid and project management functions’ key responsibilities are to ensure strong governance over bids and projects and oversee the implementation of consistent and assured processes.

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

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Closing date: 11 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pension – Thales match, plus 1%, with a maximum contribution of 7% • Health Insurance – 50% of salary for five years • Healthcare Cash Plan • 80 hours (10 days) volunteering in your first 2 years depending on length of programme

  • Working week

    Flexible working, Monday to Friday, 37 hours a week, hours to be confirmed with Manager.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of the integrated master schedules for assigned projects
  • Contribute to project reports and attend associated reviews
    Assist in the deployment & reporting of risk & opportunity management
  • Help the project team ensure correct and effective project governance is applied
  • Operate Thales mandated tools including Primavera, Smartcore and Risk X

The training you will be getting

This is an 18 month apprenticeship delivered in partnership with our external partner Corndel and working towards the Level 4 Project Management Associate standard. The programme is delivered via a blended delivery model including virtual workshops for each of the learning modules, and 1-2-1 coaching sessions with a dedicated skills coach every other week to underpin work based learning.

At the end of the programme, you will have achieved the APM Project Management qualification as well as the Level 4 Project Manager Associate apprenticeship and you will be working as a Project Planner/Controller within the project management job family.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will be working as a Project Planner/Controller within the project management job family.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSES incl Maths and English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 in any subject (Grade A-C) Essential

About the employer

Together, we create the ingenious technological systems and innovations that impact and improve people's lives every single day. Even if you haven't heard the name Thales before, you've definitely benefited from our inventiveness. We reinvest 20% of our sales in Research & Development in the UK. Together we supply invention across 4 core areas: Aerospace, Space, Defence and Security, Digital Identity and Security.




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Associate project manager

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 11 Feb 2024