Apprentice Project Controls Technician MWH TREATMENT LIMITED

You will start your journey in our Derby office where you will gain experience and training in the planning and control of design and construction work on our programme of projects.

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

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Structured salary scheme with increases every 6 months in line with progression on apprenticeship scheme

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday including day release for college training. Flexible start times (in agreement with team) . No evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    35 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Support the project and planning team to help drive projects through building effective project schedules; understanding the linkage between activities. 
  • Maintain the project schedule in accordance with planning and control processes and contractual requirements. Facilitate the acceptance of the project plan by making sure the plan embraces the full project work scope and is in line with the PMO control standard and NEC 4 contract requirements.
  • Monitor, control and analyse project programmes. Produce reports to confirm the programme or project cost and schedule performance. Carrying out critical path and variance analysis and driving corrective actions to help maintain plans and to deliver on time.
  • Assist in the resource and cost loading of programmes when required.
  • Attend monthly meetings for associated projects to ensure understanding of overall progress and developments.
  • Identify the impacts of change events and impacts on the schedule baseline
  • Ensure the reasons for, and the factors influencing each change to the project baseline plan and the implications of such a change are understood and communicated with the wider project team.
  • Developing key relationships with estimating teams, site teams, clients, design teams, consultants, contractors and other project stakeholders 
  • Attend collaborative planning and production control meetings to help drive efficiency and help collate key measurements such as PPC and reasons for non-completion of tasks for learning and improvement. 

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Project Controls Technician standard
  • Learning Skills Partnership 
  • Day release training 
  • You will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Project Control Practice, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following completion of apprenticeship, individual could look to progress into planner up to planning manager 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

driving license is desirable in order to travel to various construction sites usually with limited access by public transport

About the employer

MWH Treatment is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. We have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both as MWH Treatment and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances. At MWH Treatment we create opportunity by inviting, embracing and celebrating difference. Our goal as an employer is to recruit, motivate, and develop our employees with diverse ranges of talents and perspectives to ensure that we have the breadth of viewpoints, experiences, and skills needed to succeed. Embracing diversity of all kinds enables MWH Treatment to provide a work environment and culture that play a key role in attracting and retaining the right people with the right skills. Living these values and committing to diversity and inclusion supports and enhances our employees and acts as a key differentiator in the market. We are signed up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in making a promise to support our forces. We are working with CTP to help ex veterans find work in the civilian world. We also support Mates in Mind which is a charitable programme to improve and promote positive mental health in the workplace.




MWH Treatment

Suite 2, Third Floor South

Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham Road



Laura Taylor

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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

Project controls technician

Level 3 (A level)

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

Following your initial application, if successful, you will be invited to interview with our planning manager

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024