Project Controller

Our dedicated and resourceful Project Controllers monitor and provide analysis of NNL’s project progress and report performance against the project plan. Project Controls is a growing profession with good career prospects worldwide.

What will my apprenticeship involve?

As part of your apprenticeship you will follow an apprenticeship standard. Apprenticeship standards show what you will be doing as part of your apprenticeship and the skills required as part of that job role. For our Project Controls Technician Apprenticeship you will follow the Project Controls Technician Apprenticeship Standard at Level 3. More information about the standards and how you will be assessed at the end of your apprenticeship can be found here:

Key Learning

The Project Controls Technician requires an understanding of:

  • Project controls
  • Planning and understanding technical information 
  • Estimating practice 
  • Planning and scheduling practice
  • Cost engineering practice 
  • Work breakdown and coding structures 
  • Tracking data and progress reporting 
  • Analysis and forecasting techniques 
  • Project controls related software and IT systems 

Following your induction, you will join our Project Management team for 4 days a week and attend College on a day release basis.

What will I be involved in on a day-to-day basis?

  • Develop work breakdown structures
  • Manage data and information
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling and planning
  • Cost engineering and control
  • Monitoring progress/performance and analysis of data
  • Using computer based technology
  • Problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • Working in accordance with NNL Project management systems, policies and procedures

What qualifications will I obtain as part of the apprenticeship?

You will receive qualifications listed as part of the Level 3 Project Controls Technician apprenticeship standard.

What locations is this apprenticeship available at?

We offer our Project Controls Technician Apprenticeship at our Warrington and Sellafield locations.

What qualifications do I need to apply for the apprenticeship?

You’ll already have a good academic background when you apply for an apprenticeship with us. You should have attained or be on track to achieving 5 GCSE’s A-C (New Grading 9-4) including Maths and English. We’re looking for bright, enthusiastic achievers who’ll want to be part of our mission to grow the nuclear industry. Applicants must be 16 or over.

What will I be paid as part of my apprenticeship?

We offer a competitive salary for our apprentices. All of our apprentices receive an annual increase for each year of their apprenticeship.