Project Controls Technician Apprentice CANAL & RIVER TRUST

As our Project Controls Technician apprentice, you’ll aim to improve the standards of programme delivery and provide governance, oversight and assurance around the delivery of our expanded work programme in line with industry best practice.

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

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    As an apprentice you would work 37 hours per week. The hours that you are required to work each week will vary according to business needs but will be between Monday - Friday to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Nov 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will form part of our Programme Management Office (PMO) team in our Infrastructure and Programmes Directorate who programme manage an annual c£95m of investment across the Trust’s broad range of assets. This equates to c.80 major projects and c.700 minor projects per annum. The PMO is uniquely placed to give an overarching view of all the projects and programmes that are being delivered with I&P.

The role will be working principally within the Programme Controls & Planning teams to manage, report and deliver change to the agreed programme whilst ensuring we remain compliant with process and governance.

You’ll also have exposure across all the PMO specialities, including our Cost Intelligence, Risk Management, Programme Planning and Performance & Assurance teams.

  • Provide reporting support to the Programme controls team as part of the monthly cycle and ensuring reporting deadlines are met
  • Provide compliance data and insight for where this has not been met
  • Support the reporting, development and refinement of programme level KPIs
  • Support the Performance & Assurance team in reviewing policy and guidance and ensure this is kept up to date in line with review cycles
  • Supporting with Post Project Appraisals process and the implementation of best practise for project delivery
  • Support the Risk Manager in reviewing, updating and mitigating project and programme risks
  • Support the Cost Intelligence team with cost estimating and final accounting analysis
  • Support internal enquiries associated with the programme
  • Comply with Canal & River Trust’s Health & Safety policy and defined standards, report incidents, accidents and near misses
  • Displaying the Trust values and behaviours always

The training you will be getting

Our apprentices complete a Project Controls Technician Apprenticeship. Details of the apprenticeship can be found here:

As a Trust apprentice, you will complete your apprenticeship training both on and off-the-job, including weekly virtual attendance at our chosen training provider. All college related travel costs are paid for by the Trust.

Whilst on-the-job, you will work with supportive colleagues to get the best out of your apprenticeship experience.

Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We are fully committed to support all of our apprentices during their training. We truly value their contribution to the Trust and plan our recruitment to match progression opportunities. Once the apprenticeship is completed and your work is to a satisfactory level, we aim to offer ongoing employment opportunities with us.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired

About the employer

We’re the charity helping millions of people feel happier and healthier by spending more time on and along our canals and rivers. Our rich and tranquil spaces provide places to walk, run, bike, boat and rest. It takes an extraordinary team to bring our waterways to life and that’s where you come in.




Remote Worker with Regional Hub assigned

i.e. Ellesmere Port

CH65 4FW

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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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Jun 2024