Project Controls Apprenticeship

During this three-year course, you’ll help oversee one of Europe’s largest construction projects, developing key industry skills and a record of practical experience.

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 either our HPC site in Bridgwater, the Bristol office or our SZC team currently based in London) 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 Energy.

What’s in it for you?

• Earn as you learn (£15,000 first-year basic pay which grows with experience)

• EDF Energy 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


Hinkley Point C (HPC) is the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK and one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. Sizewell C (SZC) will be the second of this generation to be built in the UK, following the construction of HPC.

The Project Controls function within the HPC & SZC 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.

As a Project Controls engineer you will:

  • Work both in-office and with engineering constructions teams on site
  • Learn to master core processes such as estimating, planning, risk management and cost engineering
  • Apply your knowledge with access to the latest computer systems

The HPC & SZC Project Controls Apprenticeship Programme allows you to:

  • Kick-start your career as an EDF Energy professional working on two exciting projects
  • Spend three years learning alongside industry professionals
  • Gain practical and valuable real-world experience
  • Study for the Level 3 Project Controls Technician standard

Where you'll be based

During the course of your apprenticeship you will work as part of the New Build team based at HPC construction site, central Bristol office, or SZC office with opportunities to work at other EDF Energy locations. During the three years you will study at the National College for Nuclear, Cannington on block release where you will also complete assignments within the business which will enable you to consolidate your training.

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Applications for this scheme will be opening in October 2019 - visit us again then to apply!