*You can only apply for one apprenticeship scheme per year. So, between January and August 2017, we will only accept your first application. Any additional applications you submit will not be considered.*
Apprenticeship level: Level 3 
Scheme length: 2 years
Salary: Starting from £17,802
Requirements: 5 GCSEs A*-C including maths and English language. You must be 18 years of age by 1 September 2017 to be eligible for this scheme
Applications: This scheme is now closed

Project planners are instrumental in keeping the projects and programmes that are improving London's transport system on track.

About the role

Initially, you'll have an induction based in London which tells you all you need to know about us, your role and where you fit in. Following that, you'll begin a comprehensive, structured training programme designed to introduce you to a variety of areas and give your career a real kick start. You'll learn from the experts who work on our infrastructure, upgrade and operations planning, and work on sites which directly manage the supply chain to deliver reliable, timely and cost-effective work.

Placements on this apprenticeship scheme are split into four, six-month placements in any of the following areas:

  • 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)  

About you

Through a combination of on-the-job learning and classroom-based training you'll gain a strong understanding of project planning and an insight into project management, engineering principles and contractual agreements. You'll get first-hand experience of upgrade and operational projects on Highway, Rail and London Underground. We'll support your development by providing you with the skills needed to work in and around major capital programmes/projects. This means you'll gain a basic understanding of specifications, standards and contractual agreements.

On this varied and challenging apprenticeship, you'll gain a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 3 Diploma in Management and will be an associate member of the CMI. As well as studying for your apprenticeship qualification, you'll also receive additional professional training:

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

Successfully completing your apprenticeship means that you could move into an assistant project planner role which can lead to more senior planner positions. Planners are essential to the delivery of our complex projects and because of their fluid nature, there'll always be an opportunity to move between projects to hone your planning skills.

Learn more about the benefits for all of our apprenticeships schemes, and find out exactly what we're looking for.

If you're successful you'll have to pass pre-employment checks before joining. These will include reference checks, qualifications checks, right to work in the UK and in some cases a medical and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.