Project Controls Apprenticeship Babcock International

Interested in shaping the future of nuclear projects? Join our outstanding 4-year Project Controls Apprenticeship and you’ll make a valuable difference in this exciting sector.

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

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Fully funded qualification, personal development training and opportunities, a minimum 28 days holiday allowance including bank holidays, competitive pension scheme, employee share scheme, flexible benefits including employee shopping savings portal.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Project Controls Apprentice, you'll be immersed in the technical disciplines of cost engineering, estimating, planning, and scheduling. Working alongside some of the most experienced and supportive individuals in the industry, you'll: 

  • Assist in producing estimates, plans, and schedules
  • Work on various reports to track and monitor project delivery across a spectrum of nuclear engineering and decommissioning projects
  • Receive training in our top-tier project controls systems

By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll have a robust foundation in professional project environments, all of which will lead you to a fulfilling role as a Project Controller.  

The training you will be getting

You’ll receive practical and theoretical training, combined with company-specific training given in the workplace.     
Your academic journey will be at London Metropolitan College, where you'll work towards the Level 6 Project Controls Professional Apprenticeship. Plus, you'll also be eligible to apply for student membership with the Association for Project Management (APM). Upon successful completion, you can join the Association of Cost Engineers (ACOSTE) as a member.  

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will move into a substantive position within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Analytical skills, Flair for design technology


GCSE or equivalent in 5 subjects including Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent in 2 subjects (Grade Any) Essential

Things to consider

Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold may impact which roles you are eligible for. You must be able to achieve BPSS (Baseline security) and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

About the employer

Babcock is an international defence company operating in our focus countries of the UK, Australasia, Canada, France and South Africa, with exports to additional markets with potential to become focus countries. We meet our customers’ key requirements of affordability, availability, and capability by delivering engineering, support and critical systems to defence and civil markets.


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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

Once you’ve clicked ‘Apply’, you’ll be taken to our application site. Set up a candidate profile and you can apply for roles at Babcock.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Mar 2024