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Project Control and Planning Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Stevenage 2024

DEADLINE 22nd January 2024
Management & Operations
£18,000 plus a £3,000 joining bonus

MBDA is a leading defence organisation that is proud to support our Armed Forces in protecting our nations. We collaborate with governments to achieve a shared goal of defending our freedom.

What we can offer you

  • Fully funded qualification starting in September 2024
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking
  • Fully supported learning and development programme
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days annual leave (plus up to 15 days flexi leave) and additional study leave for exams

Hybrid working pattern

Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working, but this will depend on project requirements and the need for access to specific site facilities.

The opportunity

Throughout the life cycle of our products, a multitude of skill and expertise is required to design, craft and deliver to our end customer – and one of the most integral roles comes from our Project Management and Control Function.

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 agreed specifications. We have a unique and niche apprenticeship within this team to help us to continue successful delivery of our products in the future.

Throughout this programme, apprentices will

  • Develop the skills required to effectively plan and control multi-million pound projects such as; planning at a detailed level, collecting and assigning costs across all parts of a programme whilst capturing, identifying and mitigating risks.
  • Be working with colleagues and partners of our organisation in a fast paced, exciting and constantly evolving environment.
  • Look at projects in development, manufacturing and assessment phases to get a full insight to the different stages of the missile lifecycle.
  • Capture updates and information from all areas of the business - at all levels - to determine next steps on a given project.
  • Be trained on all the essential programmes we use– such as Primavera, SAP and ARM.

Our team promotes innovative thinking, encourages new ideas and embraces them, so there will be ample opportunity for your own contributions. Training will be given on how to deliver specific tasks on a defined project, then as we build on your confidence and knowledge your project responsibility will increase.

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, giving you a well-rounded understanding of all aspects of our business and our products. We also offer the opportunity to work with the Ministry of Defence and some of our Customers as well!

This is a fantastic opportunity dedicated to your development and the improvement of successful planning and project control within MBDA. You'll be joining a scheme that has developed winners of some of the most prestigious apprenticeship awards in the UK!

Programme structure

This apprenticeship is a 4-year programme where you will study for a Level 3 Project Controls Technician Apprenticeship both virtually and face to face with Learning Skills Partnership. The academic portion of this apprenticeship is 3 years, with an additional learning period of a year where you will remain on scheme, completing on the job learning to support your future role at MBDA. Study will be a blend of online and face to face sessions. When not studying, you will be working on various placements around the business.

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 which will cover all aspects of Project Management in MBDA.

This apprenticeship could lead on to Project Control and Planner positions, which ultimately progress to Project Control Manager Positions.

Find more details about the course here:

What we're looking for from you

This role has specific qualification and subject criteria so please make sure you carefully check your eligibility against this criteria before applying. We will not be able to consider applications from anyone that does not meet the following requirements:

  • 5 x GCSES including Maths & English Language at Grade 9 - 4.

Our business

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please note

MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.

DEADLINE 22nd January 2024