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Project Management Apprentice

Raytheon UK
Glenrothes, Fife
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Glenrothes, Scotland, Queensway Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, KY7 5PY

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Role: Project Management Apprentice

Locations: Glenrothes and Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh)

Start: August/September 2023

Interviews: June 2023 (successful candidates will be contacted in June 2023) - to be held in Glenrothes area.

The Programme Management Excellence (PMX) team have an exciting opportunity for an individual with the desire to learn and enthusiasm for a career in Project Management to join their Apprenticeship scheme completing a Business and Management Degree. 

Our Apprenticeship Scheme includes the following:     

  • Principles of Project Management 

  • Stakeholder and Communications Management 

  • Planning, Scheduling and Estimating 

  • Risk Management 

  • Financial and Cost Management 

  • Managing and Controlling the Project 

  • Earned Value Management 

  • Project Change Control  

  • Marketing Insights, Analysis and Planning  

  • Business and Commercial Awareness  

  • Cross-Cultural & Ethics Management  

  • Leadership and Organisation 

Successful Apprentices Gain:   

  • Level 6, equivalent to a MA (Hon) Business Management at Heriot-Watt University

  • Eligibility to become a full member of the Association of Project Management (APM), the Chartered Body for the Project Profession 

Main Duties  
As an apprentice in Project Management you’ll will be a member of a multi discipline programme delivery team and will play a key part in the successful delivery of our diverse range of complex programmes on-time and within budget. Our Project Management apprentices will gain experience in: 

  • Scheduling using MS Project and project controls management. 

  • Performing analysis such as critical path, Earned Value analysis and Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA). 

  • Risk and Opportunity Management processes and identification    

  • Supporting project managers with analysis of trend data to support effective decision making and the associated provision of metrics for project reviews. 

  • Working with the customer to establish requirements. 

  • Planning the project lifecycle. 

  • Achieving all project goals on time, to budget and to the required quality. 

  • Exposure to Raytheon disciplines throughout the business. 


The successful applicant will follow a structured career development plan which will include classroom and online training, delivered either at the workplace or with our accredited external training provider. Delivery will be a blended mix of face to face and remote learning, and learners will be expected to attend campus as required. 

What Career Development opportunities do PMX offer?   
PMX has a Programme Manager Leadership Certification programme to support continuous personal development and career progression. Each level of certification has specific training identified to support your growth and continued career development route as you progress into fully certified Raytheon Project Managers.  PMX sponsor the completion of the external standards exams provided by the APM and funds APM membership. As you grow in capability and experience you can except merit based promotion and the opportunity to take on more challenging roles. 


What our Apprentices says, don’t just take our word for it! 

I joined Raytheon’s Project Management Degree Apprenticeship scheme in 2019, within the Space and Airbourne sector. I am now coming up to my fourth and final year. Since joining, I have been involved with all different aspects of project management, from risk management, and building small project proposals, to reporting and creating schedules, and building positive relationships with our customer. I am enjoying the scheme and looking forward to my final year to continue learning and gaining exposure to new pieces of work. Once I have finished my 4 years, I feel that I will be a well-equipped Project Manager! 

Over 3 years, I have had increased responsibility and accountability, whilst always being supported by my line manager and PM team. Completing my degree alongside work has been challenging, although more than achievable, due to Raytheon encouraging me to put hours aside each week designated to university work. 

Raytheon has offered me many opportunities, last year I worked on a different programme for a for a couple of months, resulting in a greater understanding of different aspects of the business. Not only this, but as part of the Forward Steps programme I am encouraged as a STEM ambassador to support local and regional events, which I have found to be extremely rewarding. 

Candidate Requirements:  



  • SQA Highers at BBBB (over two sittings) 

  • A-Levels at BBC; International Baccalaureate 29 points;  

  • SQA HNC in a relevant subject (or a suitable Modern Apprenticeship) with B in the graded unit   

  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills in conjunction with other suitable qualifications, such as SQA Highers at BBB  

  • A combination of qualifications totalling 96 SCQF credits at level 6, or Minimum 108 UCAS points 

  • A logical thinker with attention to detail, and excellent problem-solving ability  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills  

  • Organized, disciplined, methodical, hardworking and a team player. 

  • Ability to Multi-task 

  • A keen interest in technology 

  • Able to use Office applications and the ability to learn new applications. 

  • Eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve MoD security clearance. 



  • Holder of a full UK Driving Licence 



About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester and Manchester, Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country the company employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across the country.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 97 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

Raytheon Career Development

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join.  Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements can be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow and Glenrothes sites. Manchester and Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks.



Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success. Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA) and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion counsel, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,

Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant ‘Gold Award’ Employee Recognition.

Raytheon UK recognise that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide a challenging and rewarding careers.

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