Project Controls (Level 3)

Drive efficiency within our organisation and ensure that we are delivering value for money while developing knowledge in estimating, planning, scheduling and cost engineering. See more.


“I picked the project controls apprenticeship because of the diversity of disciplines. I’m not constrained by one career path, I can go into Risk Management, Planning, Cost Engineering or overall Project Control Management if I wish!”
– Tony Shanley (Project Controls Apprentice)


How long: 3 years
Where: London
Salary: £19,663 (reviewed in line with London Living Wage)
Scheme begins: April 2021

What you’ll need:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s A*-C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language or equivalent
  • To be 18 years of age 1st September 2020 to be eligible for this scheme

We’re looking for people who have:

  • An inquisitive, analytical mind
  • A willingness to learn
  • Resilience and adaptability

Investment projects that maintain and expand TfL’s transport network are integral in ensuring that the service can continue to deliver its world class service with the anticipated increase in passengers over the coming years.
Our Project Controls team are responsible for monitoring and systematically analysing progress and performance data on a variety of these projects and new initiatives. Your role will help drive efficiency and ensure that we are delivering value for money, whilst developing expertise in estimating, planning, scheduling and cost engineering as well as gaining experience in a large complex organisation.

What will I be doing?

You’ll be learning from industry-leading professionals, working with teams that directly manage the supply chain to deliver work that is reliable, timely and cost-effective. You’ll gain experience on capital investment projects, asset maintenance and operations. By the end of the scheme you will be skilled in a variety of controls areas which are transferrable to a dynamic and highly rewarding career.
As an apprentice, your 3 year development programme will be made up of to 6 placement rotations which will develop your understanding of the different aspects that make up Project Controls as a business function. Alongside this, you’ll be studying for the Level 3 Diploma in Project Control Practice, as well as a foundation certificate in Project Management and professional training in site safety.

Where can this career take me?

After successfully completing your apprenticeship there are a variety of controls roles that you could move into depending on your area of interest such as Assistant Planner, Assistant Risk Manager or Data Controller. These can then lead to more senior positions such as Planner, Senior Planner, Risk Manager or Project Controls Manager.


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