Programme Management Apprentice

As a Programme Management Apprentice, reporting into the Apprenticeships & NVQ Programmes Manager, you’ll join our 4 year programme which will provide you with development and training across a wide range of Programme Management knowledge, skills and behaviours to include:

  • Managing Customer requirements for business demand
  • Managing and Collating Data
  • Communicating with Stakeholders
  • Managing Programme costs and schedules
  • Team working
  • Maintaining Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Managing Delivery plans
  • Managing Risks and Opportunity
  • Business case/ proposal management
  • Contracting and procuring
  • Financial Management

In addition to this you will have the chance to work with some of the world’s leading aerospace businesses, develop and have the opportunity to travel.

Within GKN Aerospace the Programme Management Team are the key interface between our external customers and our manufacturing /operations teams, to ensure that all products are delivered in line with the agreed delivery schedule, quality requirements and whilst meeting the expectations of our customers.

On competition of your apprenticeship, you are likely to move into a Programme Support Officer (PSO) or Commercial Support Officer (CSO) role.

Subject to your qualifications and business needs, you will either begin working in conjunction with Level 3 – Business Administrator Standard and then progress on to the Level 4 – Associate Project Manager Standard, or, begin on the Level 4 standard with the opportunity to progress to a Level 6/degree standard.

How you’ll contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and enthusiasm with you every day. In return we ask for you to observe the following points:

  • Whether working or in training, to be diligent and punctual at all times.
  • To attend courses, keep records and undertake any tests determined by the company in order to measure & achieve your training objectives and quality gates.
  • To successfully complete all activities documented in the Apprenticeship Training Agreement.
  • To behave in a responsible manner and in accordance with the requirements of Health & Safety legislation relating to the individual’s responsibilities.
  • To become an ambassador of the Company’s name and image.


  • Level 3 Entry - 4 GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above (must include Maths & English)
  • Level 4 Entry - 5 GCSE’s at Grade 6 or above (must include Maths & English)


  • 2 A- Levels Grade C or above* (Business or Engineering related subjects)


  • Level 3 Business Qualification*

*Must also have a GCSE in English & Maths, Grade 4 or above.

What We’ll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme – A defined contribution scheme where GKN will pay 1.5 times the member contributions (up to a maximum company contribution of 12%).
  • As a member of the Pension Scheme, Death in Service cover (Life Assurance) of 8x salary.
  • Group Income Protection (as part of the Pension Scheme).
  • 190 hours holiday + bank holidays.
  • Shopping Discounts.
  • Cycle To Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and access to a Bereavement helpline.
  • Dedicated Wellbeing Champions, qualified in Mental Health First Aid.
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment.