Project Controls Apprenticeship SCQF Level 5

Job description

Looking to gain hands-on experience in project controls across a diverse range of marine engineering projects? Join our Project Controls Apprenticeship and you'll play a vital role in shaping the future of marine and naval defence technology.

About the programme

If you're passionate about engineering and technology, and you want to make a real difference in the world, then our 4 year Project Controls Apprenticeship is the perfect opportunity for you.

Our Project Controls function plays a vital role in delivering complex projects on time and to budget. In this hands-on role, you'll work across a variety of projects, gaining exposure to all aspects of project controls, including:

  • Project Management
  • Project Controls
  • Planning/Scheduling
  • Risk management
  • Change and Contract Management

You'll also have the opportunity to rotate through different areas of the business, giving you a well-rounded understanding of our operations.

You will gain experience working and communicating with project stakeholders at a variety of levels in the organisation and gain real life experience in helping to deliver major Design & Build projects for our customers.

At Rosyth, you can expect to work on the build, maintenance and refit of UK Royal Navy and international naval vessels, including the Type 31 Frigate Programme and UK Submarine Dismantling Programme. You can also expect to experience working in our wider engineering and marine services business which encompasses the through-life support of complex assets, marine engineering and platform design, and advanced manufacturing.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll be supported by experienced professionals who will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful Project Controller.

What you’ll need

  • Maths and English at National Level 5 plus one other Science or technical subject.
  • Two other subjects at National Level 4 or 5.

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.

In addition, you’ll benefit from:

  • Fully funded qualification
  • 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.


Through Fife College, you'll study the following qualifications:

  • SVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations
  • SVQ Level 3 in your chosen engineering discipline
  • National Certificate in your chosen discipline
  • Core skills at intermediate 2/SCQF Level 5.

All of which will build your understanding and knowledge of project controls principles and ensure you become a well-rounded professional.

Additional job details


We offer a competitive apprentice starting salary and benefits, this varies between £12,000 to £22,000 per annum, dependant on the apprenticeship level, discipline and location. You can find the specific salary on the individual job posting.

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 15 March 2024

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Closing date:  15 March 2024

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