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Project Controls Degree Apprentice

BSc (Hons) Global Degree in Project Controls

Your Impact:

At Jacobs we’re all about Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow! Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. Together, we’re pushing the limits of what’s possible. We stay ahead to create the new standards our future needs. How about a career that involves an opportunity to study alongside working for a company that is focused on the biggest challenges in the world today.  

"A company that's moving onwards and upwards"

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The biggest questions spark our curious minds. At Jacobs, we solve the most important problems, the ones for the real world – making life simpler and more seamless along the way. 

We are excited to be looking for a Project Controls Apprentice based in London! You will work towards achieving a BSc (Hons) Global Degree in Project Controls qualification.

About the role

Your role as a Project Controls Degree Apprentice will be within our Project Delivery team. This Solutions Group is a critical part of the Transportation Operating Unit as it supplies most of the necessary expertise needed for project success.

Teams within Project Delivery include Project Managers, Systems and Cost analysts, Information Managers, and Planners, all key components to ensure the successful delivery of our projects. During your time in the Project Delivery team, you will have the opportunity to rotate between the different disciplines to allow you to become an agile employee of the future.

You will utilise your skills, qualifications, experience, and knowledge to work together in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities.

A Project Controls Apprentice will assist their teams to ensure the successful delivery of our projects. Your main responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the discipline you are working in to gain a broader understanding of how the business operates.
  • Assist in the reporting of data to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Challenging teams to ensure that they are compliant to governance and escalating any issues when necessary.
  • Gaining experience in preparation of reports.

How we will help you

At Jacobs, our Apprenticeships provide an exciting opportunity to ‘earn whilst you learn’, combining practical training in a full-time job with a qualification designed for the industry. You will also gain an insight into the different teams that make our projects ‘tick’.

Here's What You'll Need:


  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at A*-C / Grade 4 or above
  • Minimum of 2 A-Levels

Desirable Skills & Characteristics:

You should be able to demonstrate that you are/have:

  • A well-mannered and professional individual with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. Proactive in nature who takes pride in ‘getting things done’ to a high standard.
  • A keen interest in a career in Project Management within the engineering & construction environment

Other skills you should be able to demonstrate are:

  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Confident communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience of using MS office packages; particularly Microsoft Excel

The Essentials

Jacobs require innovation, whether that be technology enabled or not, it requires us to use our ‘Essential Skills’ as well as our technical skills and experiences to positively disrupt and innovate.

It will be our Curiosity, Innovative thinking and Adaptability that allows us to embrace change, it will be our Empathy and Listening capability that allow us to truly understand our client’s requirements.

As we learn to automate some of the activities it will be these ‘Essentials’ that will allow us to offer competitive advantage over our clients and prepare us for the future. We believe that ‘The Essentials’ are the foundation for all of us, to equip us with not just the human skills that allow us to embrace change and bring world class innovation to our clients but also that allow us to explore and shape diverse and creative career opportunities in Jacobs.

Why Jacobs?

Recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice our Early Careers Programmes offer a structured approach to Continuous Professional Development. You’ll benefit from learning will provide both the technical skills, behavioural competencies and business acumen you require to create your future.

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Job ID Number: BI 000EKH
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