Project Planner


Entry requirements :Five GCSEs grade *A-C, including maths and English. You must be 18 by 1 September 2017
Scheme length:Two years
Minimum age to apply:18
Qualification:Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor
Salary:Find out more about what's in it for you
Applications:This scheme will open for applications shortly, but in the meantime, register your interest now

Our Project Management team work closely with project planners who make sure our projects are delivered smoothly. They do this by monitoring progress, anticipating problems, scheduling updates and, generally, keeping everything on track. They also monitor and audit contractor plans, and plan processes for compliance with procedures.

What you'll be doing

The scheme is a combination of on-the-job training, including working with experienced project planners and classroom-based learning. You'll gain:

  • A strong understanding of project planning and an insight into project management, engineering principles and contractual agreements
  • Insight into the upgrade and operational projects on Highway, Rail and Underground
  • An appreciation of all the enabling works that these improvements require
  • The skills needed to work in and around major capital programmes/projects
  • A basic understanding of specifications, standards and contractual agreements
    The programme has been set up to gain work experience on capital investment projects, asset maintenance and operations. You'll be working on sites that are directly managing the supply chain to deliver work that is reliable, timely and cost-effective

The apprenticeship is split into four placements in:

  • Four Lines Modernisation:
  • Power, Communications and Cooling (PCC)
  • Asset Performance Planning
  • Crossrail and Stations
  • Operations and Engineering Technology
  • Track Partnership
  • New Tube for London
  • Programme Management Office (PMO)

What you get out of it

Training & development

This apprenticeship includes additional training, such as:

  • Association of Project Management - Professional (APMP)
  • Site safety training
  • Behavioral safety
  • APMG Project Planning & Control

Once you have completed this scheme, you will gain:

  • CMI Level 3 Diploma in Management
  • An associate membership of the Chartered Management Institute

Please be aware

Due to the nature of our apprenticeships programme, if you already have a qualification at the same or higher level in a similar discipline to the scheme you're applying for, we reserve the right to reject your application. To make sure, you can double check your eligibility by emailing us at:

If you do already hold a degree-level qualification, we would recommend looking our graduate programme opportunities instead.

*One candidate, one application*

We can only accept one scheme application per candidate. Applying for more than one scheme could mean that you won't be considered for your preferred choice.

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