Drive efficiency within our organisation and ensure that we are delivering value for money while developing knowledge in estimating, planning, scheduling and cost engineering.
“Coming in as an apprentice, everyone just wants to help you develop – they understand you are there to learn.”
— Arooba, Project Controls Apprentice
How long: 3 years
What you’ll need:
- 5 GCSE’s A*-C (or equivalent) including Maths and English Language.
- You’ll need to be 18 years of age by 1st September 2019 to be eligible for this scheme.
We’re looking for people who are
- Great eye for detail
- Strong communication skills
- Logical thinker
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 analysing progress and performance data on a variety of projects and new initiatives.
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’ll be skilled in a variety of controls areas which are transferrable to a dynamic and highly rewarding career.
You’ll also learn a variety of skills including how to create an accurate schedule, how to estimate costs for each element of the project, what factors need to be considered to prevent risks and how to use your good interpersonal skills to ensure the whole team is working together.
What does the future look like?
You’ll gain a Level 3 Diploma in Project Control Practice, as well as a foundation certificate in Project Management and professional training in site safety.
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 Document Controller. These can then lead to more senior positions such as Planner, Senior Planner, Risk Manager or Project Controls Manager.
“My biggest achievement so far has been winning the Women in Rail Apprentice of the Year award. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the amazing support and experiences this programme has given me.”