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Project Controls Technician Apprenticeship

National Highways
Guildford, Maidstone, Basingstoke
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Start Date
Less than 1 week

Job Details

Salary: £16,100

Location: Guildford, Maidstone, Basingstoke

Closes on: 03 April 2023 at 11:59pm

Multiple roles available

About the programme

Are you looking to start a career in a Project based environment? If you are ambitious, hardworking and have a “Can do” attitude we have the role for you!

National Highways are looking to recruit Project Controls Apprentices on a 3-year programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your knowledge skills and competence in the workplace with the benefit of support from your learning provider, experienced colleagues, and the wider business.

As a Project Controls apprentice, you will be responsible for understanding what needs to be achieved by our projects, recording and tracking progress, maintaining effective governance and controls over budgets, risk management, schedules and planned outcomes across a number of major projects.

The 3-year programme will be within the Major Projects directorate where you’ll help maintain an overview across a £14.2bn portfolio of improvement projects within National Highways whilst working towards gaining a Level 3 qualification in Project Controls and the opportunity to specialise within your 2nd year.

Here are the standard and programme we offer.

This role is to start in September 2023.

About you

You must hold a minimum of five GCSEs (including English and Maths, at grade C/grade 4 or above)

You’ll evidence the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment

You’ll evidence the ability to work to timescales, prioritising where necessary

You’ll evidence the ability to give and receive information effectively

You’ll evidence the ability to write clearly and concisely

You’ll evidence your desire and passion to pursue a career within National Highways

About us

National Highways operates, maintains and improves England’s strategic road network made up of motorways and major A roads. These vital arteries account for a third of all traffic, carry two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and are relied on by 98% of the UK’s businesses.

Increasing levels of investment are leading to all manner of innovations. But with over 4,500 miles of motorway, 20,000 bridges, underpasses, retaining walls and other kinds of structures, our work continually increases in scale and complexity. Not least as we bring £27.4 billion-worth of projects to life, boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety.

As well as a competitive salary we also offer 26 days in annual leave, plus bank holidays and the accrual of 1 extra day per year of service, along with pension contributions.

Why you should join us

At National Highways, safety is our number one priority. It is one of our core values, as well as a behaviour we expect from our people.

Our vision is that everyone who uses our roads, as well as those who work for us, get home, safe and well. Our Home Safe and Well approach sets out our commitments and how our employees can contribute.

Working for us, you’ll recognise the behaviours required to achieve our vision, and help create a fair and just culture for us all. You should be able to fully understand the hazards and risks that are involved in your work, and follow our procedures safely.

We want you to feel able to raise health, safety and wellbeing concerns with your colleagues, and to challenge unsafe conditions or behaviours wherever you see them. We’re always seeking to improve our performance, and want you to be at the heart of that - helping us all get home safe and well.

And finally

Please complete your application as soon as possible as we may close to new applications earlier than the current closing date.


Everyone who works at National Highways, from those who design our roads to those who patrol them, play a vital part in keeping our customers safe.

We have a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we work in and foster an inclusive culture by actively supporting our growing employee networks.

We want to attract the very best talent to work with us. Our roles range from accountants to traffic officers, and engineers to project managers. But what they all have in common is helping to connect the country, and the opportunity for you to really grow your career with us.

Find Us
National Highways
National Traffic Operations Centre, 3 Ridgeway
Quinton Business Park
West Midlands
B32 1AF

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