Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprentice Air - Project Control

Honours Degree in Project Control

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Do you have an eye for analysing data? The ability to recognise patterns and trends? To synthesise data and trends into information, projecting potential areas of concern into the future and identify actions today to stop the issues occurring tomorrow?  

If so, then the Project Control Programme could be for you.  

Consisting of work experience through five separate, year-long placements, together with an Honours Degree in Project Control, what better way to start your career in Project Control.  

The work experience and degree will provide the skills and experience in; planning & scheduling, data assurance, analysis techniques, estimating, progress & performance measurement and forecasting, amongst others.

We, as a business, are looking to develop the project controllers of the future who can architect and work together to mobilise and deliver a project control environment for some of the most complex national and international projects in the world.

Overview of Business Unit

The Air sector is a world leader in the aerospace industry with expertise that can be traced back to the very earliest days of aviation.

We design and build advanced training and combat aircraft; develop and work with the latest in cutting-edge technology; and provide support and maintenance for our customers across the world.

By joining our 23,000-strong global workforce, you could directly contribute to some of our leading aircraft including the Eurofighter Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II or our next generation of aircraft, in the UK or at one of our international sites. Whether you’re providing direct support to our customers, ensuring our programmes run to time and cost or influencing the design and manufacture of our products, you’ll be completing work that counts.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about delivering excellence and supporting some of the world’s most significant aerospace organisations.

We believe in investing in our people and inspiring continual innovation in our business. Developing and using the latest technology to compete with the world’s best is at the heart of what we do.  

Providing world-class training, support and development to our people means we inspire the very best talent to achieve great things.

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

Working in Project Control means you will be the beating heart of a given project, ensuring that the plans, schedules and risk management is in place for the project. Analysis of the progress against those plans and schedules will be your responsibility; providing regular updates and recommendations to the wider project team. 

A Pilot cannot fly without detailed and up-to-date information from the Navigator; and you would be that Navigator in the project world. 

The understanding of the projects performance, looking at trends, highlighting potential issues, forecasting prospective outcomes, identification of mitigating actions and recommendations to the project team will enable the project to be delivered to time, cost and quality (the key facets of any project). The Project Control Programme will develop, test and mature all of these skills.

What Qualification Will You Get?

  • Attending college one day each week at an external academic provider’s facilities, you will not only study the Degree Apprenticeship but also for an Honours Degree in Project Control. In addition, you will also gain the APMPMQ qualification from the Association of Project Management.

How Will You Be Rewarded?

Project Control Degree apprentices typically start on a salary of £24,811 per year, with increases throughout the scheme dependent upon performance and behaviours. You will also gain access to the Company pension and share saving schemes. 

Security/Export Control

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. 

These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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