V01908 - Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

The scheme will open up opportunities to gain experience and develop in different areas in the business across three world-class programmes, offering real life planning experience.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive plan.

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    24 available

What you will do in your working day

Within BAE Systems our projects are pioneering, complex, and critical. Planning and Scheduling these projects is an essential, yet exciting element of how we project manage our portfolio. Planning ensures that all the work can be defined, estimated, scheduled, risked, resourced and costed so that a baseline can be established, deployed, and then managed and controlled. 

The placements on this scheme are designed so that you are fully immersed against roles within our Planning and Scheduling community to gain a significant understanding and application of Planning and Scheduling competencies upon completion of the apprenticeship. You will build your knowledge on:

  • Consolidated planning - Purpose and formats for consolidated plans to support overall management.
  • Project scope - Requirements management, and evaluation of alternative methods to learn from the past to improve delivery.
  • Project schedule - Scheduling and estimating for project activities including how they can be quality assessed. 
  • Wider Project Management principles – such as project governance, stakeholder management and project communication.

Building your skills on:

  • Scope management- Determine, control and manage changes to the scope of a project.
  • Consolidated planning - Consolidate and document the fundamental components of projects.
  • Schedule management - Prepare and maintain schedules for activities aligned to project delivery in line with business process.
  • Project Management techniques – project quality and resource management.

You will maintain, update and report on key project planning and scheduling data, identify any potential issues and help to identify and reduce risks as the project progresses and help make effective decisions to move the project plan and schedule along. You will use the latest project planning tools and strategies to assist the Planning Managers and Project Managers in keeping projects on track.

Alongside on the job experience, you will gain a Professional Qualification accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM). You will also be given additional BAE training on the principles of Planning and Scheduling and expected to achieve other planning qualifications alongside your apprenticeship standard such as Project Planning and Control (PPC) Foundation and Practitioner professional accreditations. 

The training you will be getting

  • Associate Project Manager Level 4

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities – whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs Including Mathematics, Science and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
Other 96 (Grade UCAS Tariff points) Essential

About the employer

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 93,000 people in around 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.




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1st Floor, Main Shipyard Offices


LA14 1AF


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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.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2024