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2021 Project Planning & Controls Apprentice (Level 4 Associate Project Manager)

Job ID: R0106363 Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Apprenticeship / Trainee
Location: London, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that support 85 million mainline and suburban passenger journeys, worldwide, every day. Our Rail Signalling and Communication systems are used on metro lines across major cities, and 72,000 kms of route, 52,000 trains per day in 16 countries are controlled by our Traffic Management Systems. Together We deployed the first-ever nationwide ticketing system which processes over 50 million ticketing transactions in 100 cities daily.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Level 4 Associate Project Manager – 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: London

This exciting apprenticeship will give you the skills and knowledge to be an effective Project Planning and 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 two- year apprenticeship programme, working within our Bid and Project Management job family, as a Project Planning and Controls Apprentice. Over the course of the programme you will be supported to achieve a Level 4 Apprenticeship Associate Project Manager.

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 05 January 2021, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note, we will be in contact by the end of January 2021 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

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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