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2022 Project Planning and Controls Apprentice

Thales UK
Templecombe, Somerset
Closing date
1 Jan 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace, Technology
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12-18 months
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Level 4 Project Management Associate – Project Planning and Controls Apprentice

Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through your qualifications, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation? If so, read on to see what Thales has on offer.

Location: Templecombe

This exciting apprenticeship will give you the skills and knowledge to be an effective Project and Planning Controls Apprentice within the Bid and Project Management Function at Thales. The apprentice programme will provide a strong understanding and working knowledge of planning, scheduling, monitoring and controls. The Bid and Project Management functions key responsibilities are to ensure strong governance over bids and projects and oversee the implementation of consistent and assured processes.

Key Responsibilities:

•           Assist with the creation and maintenance of the integrated master schedules for assigned projects.

•           Contribute to project reports and attend associated reviews.

•           Assist in the deployment & reporting of risk & opportunity management.

•           Help the project team ensure correct and effective project governance is applied.

•           Operate Thales mandated tools including Primavera, Smartcore and Risk X.

•           To attend college as required and pass all examinations and continuous learning modules as specified by the course.

The Programme:

Through our higher apprenticeship you’ll be making the most of your talents, getting to understand the business from the ground up; and doing so with the help of one of the biggest and best names in the industry.

This is a 13 month apprenticeship delivered in partnership with Corndel and working towards the Level 4 Project Management Associate standard. The programme is delivered via a blended delivery model including virtual workshops for each of the 6 modules, and 1-2-1 coaching sessions every 6 weeks to underpin work based learning.

On completion of the programme you will be working as a Project Planner/Controller within our Bid and Project Management job family.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are motivated, committed and keen to learn. A self-starter who is able to manage their time, show initiative and has a genuine interest in project management and Thales. Successful candidates will show self-discipline and an aspiration to achieve the qualification.

Entry requirements:

Two A Levels grade A-C or an equivalent level qualification. You will also require 5 GCSE’s A-C (9-4) including English and Maths.

Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the 2 year programme.                                                                                                                                  

Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 04th January 2022, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note, we will be in contact by the end of January 2022 with details of next steps.

All apprentices require full Security Clearance in line with United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) requirements - to gain clearance you will typically need to have been a UK resident for a minimum of 12 months. As part of this process you will be asked to provide evidence of your identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history.

For further details of the evidence required to apply for Security Clearance please refer to


Thales UK


Building a future we can all trust.  We’re a leading Engineering and Technology company.


To help create a safer world, we serve five key sectors: Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation, Digital Identity and Security and Defence and Security.  We have 80,000 employees across 68 countries and 6,500 employees in the United Kingdom.  Thales protects 80% of the world’s banking transactions and secures information systems of 19 of the world’s 20 largest banks. Thales contributes to the transportation of 3 billion passengers across 86 metro lines in 40 of the world’s largest cities.  Our space program Thales Alenia Space has supplied 50% of the pressurised volume of the International Space Station and is the prime contractor for EXOMARS.  Thales equips over 70 Types of Aircraft transports, helicopters, drones etc.)  50 Navies (from submarines to over aircraft carriers) and 50 Land Forces (from infantry to vehicles).


We hire both apprentices and graduates across all sectors of our organisation, from engineering to procurement.  This year we have hired over 80 apprentices and graduates and are committed to providing more opportunities for those leaving education.  We have extensive programmes which can also be rotational, ensuring our employees get an insight to the various sectors of the business and help to shape their career aspirations.


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