Higher Apprentice - Assistant EPC Project Manager (Warwick) NATIONAL GRID PLC

Joining a Higher Apprentice programme at National Grid gives you the opportunity to be responsible for the successful planning and delivery of project work, with real responsibility from day one.

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

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    25 days holiday Pensions and share-option scheme Flexible Benefits & Working Close mentorship and regular feedback Volunteering opportunities

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, daytime hours (0800-1600, 0900-1700)

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Higher Apprentice you’ll be looking after the Project Management Office (PMO) with our Planning, Estimating, Risk and Reporting colleagues you’ll gain experience in all aspects of estimating, risk and cost management including:  

  • Participating in scheme teams, preparing budget estimates for future construction projects through their development from business case to contract award.
  • Supporting Project Managers and their teams during project delivery.
  • Maintaining the Cost Book we use to estimate the process of our work to reflect market trends by analysing tender submissions and outturn prices on completed projects.
  • Helping to facilitate risk workshops and scanning project risk registers to identify and flag broader risk trends that might impact our portfolio.
  • Understanding how projects interact with each other and the operational constraints of a live system with National Grid’s outage plan.
  • The opportunity to be involved in project planning and programme management of live projects.  

By achieving all of this you’ll be making sure we hit the Network Output Measures plan; the projects that protect the asset health ratings which power a large part of National Grid’s revenue.  

The training you will be getting

Associate project manager Level 4. 

You will have reviews with the training provider HOET (Heart Of England Training, your Line Manager and Business Coordinator every 10 weeks

You will study for half a day at a time, for a total of 16 days

You will have a three month assessment window to enter the gateway and complete your end point assessment to gain your qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will join National Grid as an Assistant EPC Project Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Patience, Adaptable, Safety, Reliable, Responsible


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSES (or equivalent) incl. Maths and English (Grade 4 and above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 A-Levels incl either Maths, Computing or Science (Grade A* - C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Any), Computing or Business (Grade Merit or Distinction) Desired

About the employer

National Grid is at the heart of the energy future, and our people are at the heart of National Grid. We’re 30,000 colleagues strong.  In the UK, National Grid don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt. The world of energy is changing beyond recognition as we focus on building a cleaner, greener future. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.




National Grid House

Warwick Technology Park

Gallows Hill

CV34 6DA



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Training provider


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: 08 Mar 2024