Project Control and Planning Apprentice

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 631370858-2
  • Date Posted: 20 June 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: The Launch Group
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Apprentice Pay: £14,500 to £18,500
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Government and Defence, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

The Launch Group are working with MBDA to suupport with gaining enthusiastic and passionate apprenticeships for their 2023 intake.

Throughout the life cycle of our products, it takes a range of people and skills to design and craft and deliver what we do to our end customer - and one of the most integral roles comes from our Project Management office.

Project Management and Project Control work simultaneously with each other to deliver programmes of work and projects to customers and end users on time, within budget and to the agreed specification. And we have a unique and bespoke apprenticeship within this team to help us to continue to deliver our products in the future.

Working with partners throughout our organisation in a fast paced exciting and changing environment, you will be at the very centre of the project - Capturing updates and information from all areas of the business - at all levels - to determine what to do next on a given project. Through this programme, our apprentices will develop the skills required to effectively plan and control multi-million pound projects!

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity dedicated to the development and enhancement of successful planning and project control within MBDA. But you'll be joining an organisation with a great track record of delivering successful apprenticeship programmes.

From looking at projects in assessment phases to those in manufacturing and development you'll get a full insight to all the different stages of the missile lifecycle.

Our team promotes innovative thinking and coming up with new ideas and embracing them so there will be plenty of opportunity for you to make your own contribution.

You'll be trained on how to deliver specific tasks on a defined project and, as you gain in confidence and knowledge, given the responsibility to deliver more and more projects.

You'll build a strong network across the business right from the beginning working with the Business team. This will include Project Managers and our Commercial team as well as Manufacturing, Technical and Engineering teams so you'll learn a great deal of all aspects of our business and our products. There is the opportunity to work with the Ministry of Defence and some of our Customers as well.

Programme Structure

· This apprenticeship is a 4 year programme where you will study for a Level 3 Diploma in Project Control Practice at London Metropolitan College in Surrey.

· The standard time to complete the academic portion of this apprenticeship is 3 years. Once you have achieved your qualification, there will be an additional learning period of a year, where you will remain on scheme, completing on the job learning for your future role

· Study on this programme will be a blend of virtual and face to face.

· Study 4 days per month; 2 at college and 2 from home. The remainder of the week will be within your placement.

· You'll experience a placement with our Business & Project Management team to see a slightly different area of Project Management, and within the Project Management Office for you to see all aspects of Project Management in MBDA.

· Training will be provided on all the essential programmes we use- such as Primavera, SAP and ARM. Through this training you'll be able to plan at a detailed level, collect and assign costs across all parts of a programme and capture identify and mitigate risk.

· This apprenticeship could lead on to Project Control and Planner positions, ultimately progressing to Project Control Managers.

Entry Criteria

This role has specific qualification level and subject criteria - please make sure you carefully check your eligibility against this criteria as we cannot consider applications from anyone that does not meet the following requirements:

5 x GCSES at Grade 4 - 9, including Maths and English Language.

Why consider us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families - the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working