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EDF Project Controls Apprenticeship



25th November 2020

Project Controls Apprenticeship
Our three-year Project Controls Apprenticeship offers the opportunity to kick-start your career working on one of the most exciting projects for a generation: Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

The first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years; Hinkley Point C (HPC) in Somerset will provide low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes, create thousands of jobs and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy.  

The Project Controls function within the HPC Project Team ensures that project managers and senior managers have all the information they need to make decisions throughout the life-cycle of the projects. It’s a key role with a lot of responsibility.
During the apprenticeship you’ll work as a Project Controls Engineer based both in the office and with the engineering construction team on site, working alongside industry-leading professionals.

Over the three-year training programme you’ll learn to master core processed such as estimating, planning, risk management and cost engineering; whilst applying your knowledge with access to the latest computer systems.

Whilst you’re gaining practical real-world experience, you’ll also be studying for the Level 3 Project Controls Technician standard.

What we’re looking for
In England & Wales – GCSE Grade A-C in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject
In Scotland – National 5s in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject

Where we could take you
At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll move into a permanent role in the Project Controls team at our HPC site in Bridgwater, or our Bristol office, with responsibility for a specific project area. Subject to requirements, there will be further opportunities to continue into a degree level apprenticeship, specialise or explore other roles at EDF. 

What’s in it for you?
•    Earn as you learn (£15,000 first-year basic pay which grows with experience)
•    EDF benefits scheme
•    Study for the Level 3 Project Controls Technician standard
•    Work towards an industry-recognised qualification
•    Become a valued employee in an area where there is a national skills shortage
•    Continue developing your skills after you have completed your apprenticeship

Where you'll be based
During the course of your apprenticeship you will work as part of the team based at the HPC construction site or our central Bristol office; with opportunities to work at other EDF locations. 
You’ll also spend time studying at the National College for Nuclear (Cannington) on block release, where you’ll complete assignments within the business which will enable you to consolidate your training.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 24/01/2021


£15,000 first-year basic pay which grows with experience


This job is located in Hinkley Point C, Somerset

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Sizewell C, a proposed new nuclear power station in Suffolk, has the potential to generate the reliable low carbon electricity the country needs for decades to come. It will also make a lasting positive difference to the economy in the east of England.

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