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Level 6 Project control apprenticeship

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UM for Network Rail

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Your Career Matters

If finding a unique opportunity to understand the different aspects of Infrastructure and Engineering Projects that contribute to the growth of the country matters to you, you matter to us.

Our Project Controls Professional Apprenticeship is designed to provide individuals the opportunity to gain an Incorporated Cost Engineer (ICostE) qualification whilst understanding and contributing to the delivery of large-scale projects successfully and safely, to time, cost and quality. You will achieve this personal growth and qualifications through a mixture of study and on the job learning.

As a Project Controls Professional, you are the foundation to all Project Management. Working independently and collaboratively, you’ll learn how to excel in high pressured environments and at the end of the apprenticeship, be an accomplished Project Controls Professional, with the ability to influence the delivery of high importance projects.


You will have a competitive starting salary with the opportunity to increase your salary throughout the scheme in line with your developmental growth.

The scheme will last for 4 years, each year with its own milestones and targets which you will set out to achieve and take the next step towards becoming a qualified Project Controls Professional.

You can be located in: London ,York or Manchester where you will complete hands on structured training across a number of areas in Network Rail and its Supply Chain, giving you the best opportunity to contribute to the business growth as well as enhance your own knowledge and skillset.

Who you are matters

If you are a technical minded individual with leadership tendencies, then this could be the perfect career for you. You are someone who look at the analytics and make a strategic decision for the business but most of all, you are passionate about your work and enjoy working collaboratively with others. The opportunity to gain experience across a variety of teams is second to none.

We invest in you and give you vast exposure to different areas and aspects of Network rail, because you will be the future of our business and its contribution to the country. In return, we respect individuals who are driven, hardworking and uphold Network Rail’s values and behaviours.

What you’ll be doing

Throughout this apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to work on large scale rail and infrastructure projects, contributing to the delivery successfully, safely, on time and within budget. Learning how to have a comprehensive understanding of the components of a project life-cycle including: cost information, estimates, schedules and plans, risk, change, scoping documents, statistics, probabilities, engineering drawings and plans etc. will be a key aspect of this role. This will lead you to understand, through a combination of study and real-world experience, how to provide strategic, authoritative advice and recommendations to the senior decision-making panel in order to keep the project on track.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a planned rotation across multiple departments within Network Rail and potentially the Supply Chain, to help progress your skillset and ultimately career goals with Network Rail. Enduring this, alongside your part time studies, will help you to attain the knowledge, behaviours and competencies, as required by the apprentice standard, to achieve your Incorporated Cost Engineer (ICostE)qualification. We will also provide you with internal training throughout to upskill you in the relevant skills and competencies required for Network Rail.

What you’ll get out of it

Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you will be recognised with the professional qualification level of ICostE (Incorporated Cost Engineer) within ACostE (Association of Cost Engineering), broadly recognised as academic knowledge at bachelor’s level or equivalent.

The opportunities it leads to

At Network Rail we strive to produce the best in house opportunities possible, rewarding employees of all levels with excellent career progression opportunities, with several our Executive Team starting their careers as apprentices in the Rail Industry. Following the completion of your apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for Band 5 and Band 4 positions across a variety of functions including: Project Controls, Project Management, Planning, Commercial and more. Following your success in these roles, your career has the potential to undertake natural progression into more senior positions and so forth up the ranks all the way to our Executive Team.

Job Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship



Work Location: One location

Expected start date: 01/09/2023

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