V02011 - Project Control Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

The Project Controls Degree Apprenticeship is a 5 year scheme that will expose you to different areas in the business across three world-class programmes, offering real life project controls experience that facilitates your learning and development. Projects don't come more challenging, pioneering, and critical than ours. Controlling key aspects of a project is a critical element of how we project manage our business and projects.

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

    To be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Project Controls apprentice you will work towards ensuring that our submarine programmes deliver successfully and safely to time, cost and quality: by critically analysing, interpreting and evaluating technical information to develop coding structures, cost and time objectives, robust recommendations and recovery plans for the project, programme or portfolio manager.  

Our Project Controls apprentices are offered placements that enable you to be fully immersed against roles within across our Project Controls community to gain a significant understanding and application of project controls and building your knowledge on aspects such as: 

  • Project control procedures and methods including employer organisation management systems that are critical to project control for example: quality control, configuration management, document and version control
  • The benefits, attributes, limitations and use of project controls related software used for key tasks such as planning and scheduling, cost management, cost and risk analysis, estimating, progress and performance monitoring and reporting
  • Project Control Plans and reporting frameworks - their purpose and content and how they underpin the generation and reporting of meaningful controls data
  • Strategic principles of creating and managing the project controls baseline (including scope definition, schedule, risk and cost), throughout the project life cycle
  • Wider Project Management principles – such as project governance, stakeholder management, project communication and leadership

The training you will be getting

  • Project controls professional Level 6 Apprenticeship Standard

This assessment method includes 2 components:

  • Component 1: a technical work-based report
  • Component 2: a related presentation and questioning

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • ACostE (Association of Cost Engineers) at ICostE

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.




BAE Systems

Lyon Way


GU16 7EX


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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

Project controls professional

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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