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Project Management Apprenticeship


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Programme title: Project Management Apprenticeship
Level: 4
Salary: £22,862

Location: Bristol
Closing date: March 2024 
Programme start date: September 2024


Experience a fast and dynamic project environment as you own and deliver real projects. As a Project Management Apprentice at Babcock, you’ll be making a difference to the world around you, supporting customers with world leading technologies and capabilities.


About the programme

Getting things to happen how they should, when they should, safely and within budget is both a science and an art. On this programme, you’ll learn exactly how it’s done.


As a Project Management Apprentice, you will become an important part of our Project Management and Project Controls Discipline, working on a diverse range of projects where your output can make a real difference.


You’ll be bringing about benefits to our customers whilst always keeping time, cost, quality and risk in mind.


Your typical daily activities will include:

  • part of a focused project team supporting various activities required for contract delivery
  • contribute to weekly, monthly and quarterly project/programme reporting requirements,
  • support risk and opportunity management
  • help to maintain delivery schedules, forecasts and baseline change requests.
  • raising, control and monitor purchase order requisitions in our business system to initiate key procurement activities.


Over the course of your 2-year programme, you will undertake 2-3 placements, giving you the opportunity to experience different areas of the business.


Your placements can include placements in Project Controls, Project Planning, Risk Management, Production Management, Supply Chain Management, Commercial, In-Service Support, and operations, as well as many more opportunities.


Having completed your apprenticeship, you could be selected for a permanent project management role working as a Project Assistant within Babcock and supported to gain professional membership to the Association for Project Management.


Your education/training


You will attend the University Centre Weston on a regular basis to study and gain the experience in the following areas: 

  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Enquiry Methods
  • Introduction to the Business Environment
  • Introduction to the Project Environment
  • People in Organisations
  • Project Management Fundamentals


Your technical training will be supplemented with in-house training courses and soft skill training to help you develop your personal and team working skills.



What you’ll need  

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or higher (or equivalent) including GCSE English and Maths at grade C/5 or higher.
  • You’ll need to have strong communication skills, the ability to work well in a team, good organisational skills, attention to detail and of course, a passion for project management.
  • Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold or have held may impact which roles you are eligible for. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK ( For our early careers roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.



What you’ll get


We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career. You will be provided with support from the early careers team, your line managers, buddy, and mentor throughout your apprenticeship.


In addition, you’ll benefit from:

  • Fully funded qualifications
  • Personal development training and opportunities
  • Minimum 28 days holiday allowance including bank holidays     
  • Competitive pension scheme 
  • Employee share scheme
  • Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme and employee shopping savings portal


You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach activities and volunteering opportunities, which our apprentices find incredibly rewarding.


Your career development


It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and business experiences you’ll receive. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career.


Plus, when you join us, you’ll be automatically enrolled onto our Apprentice Development Programme. Through a series of digital and face to face sessions, presented by wellbeing and performance experts and our external partners, we will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to thrive and perform at your very best on your programme and beyond.


Closing dates


Please be aware that if there is a high level of interest in this programme, applications may close earlier than advertised. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme, please submit your application as early as possible.

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