Project Controls Technician Apprentice


Apprenticeship summary

As our Project Controls Technician apprentice, you’ll aim to improve the standards of programme delivery and provide governance, oversight and assurance around the delivery of our expanded work programme in line with industry best practice.

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Closing date: June 2, 2024

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Date posted:
May 7, 2024
Possible start date:
November 9, 2024
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You will form part of our Programme Management Office (PMO) team in our Infrastructure and Programmes Directorate who programme manage an annual c£95m of investment across the Trust’s broad range of assets. This equates to c.80 major projects and c.700 minor projects per annum. The PMO is uniquely placed to give an overarching view of all the projects and programmes that are being delivered with I&P.

The role will be working principally within the Programme Controls & Planning teams to manage, report and deliver change to the agreed programme whilst ensuring we remain compliant with process and governance.

You’ll also have exposure across all the PMO specialities, including our Cost Intelligence, Risk Management, Programme Planning and Performance & Assurance teams.

  • Provide reporting support to the Programme controls team as part of the monthly cycle and ensuring reporting deadlines are met
  • Provide compliance data and insight for where this has not been met
  • Support the reporting, development and refinement of programme level KPIs
  • Support the Performance & Assurance team in reviewing policy and guidance and ensure this is kept up to date in line with review cycles
  • Supporting with Post Project Appraisals process and the implementation of best practise for project delivery
  • Support the Risk Manager in reviewing, updating and mitigating project and programme risks
  • Support the Cost Intelligence team with cost estimating and final accounting analysis
  • Support internal enquiries associated with the programme
  • Comply with Canal & River Trust’s Health & Safety policy and defined standards, report incidents, accidents and near misses
  • Displaying the Trust values and behaviours always

Our apprentices complete a Project Controls Technician Apprenticeship. Details of the apprenticeship can be found here:

As a Trust apprentice, you will complete your apprenticeship training both on and off-the-job, including weekly virtual attendance at our chosen training provider. All college related travel costs are paid for by the Trust.

Whilst on-the-job, you will work with supportive colleagues to get the best out of your apprenticeship experience.

Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

We are fully committed to support all of our apprentices during their training. We truly value their contribution to the Trust and plan our recruitment to match progression opportunities. Once the apprenticeship is completed and your work is to a satisfactory level, we aim to offer ongoing employment opportunities with us.



We’re the charity helping millions of people feel happier and healthier by spending more time on and along our canals and rivers. Our rich and tranquil spaces provide places to walk, run, bike, boat and rest. It takes an extraordinary team to bring our waterways to life and that’s where you come in.


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Project controls technician (level 3)