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Planning Apprentice

North East England
Contract type:
Full time permanent
Engineering, Apprenticeship
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Who we are at Morgan Sindall Infrastructure


We deliver some of the UK’s most complex and critical infrastructure across six core sectors of energy, water, nuclear, highways, rail and aviation for public and private customers. Working on projects and long-term frameworks, we believe in connecting people, places and communities through innovative and responsible infrastructure.

 Our people are our business. Through their expertise, we harness innovative ideas and approaches that enable us to safely and responsibly design and deliver resilient infrastructure upon which we all rely. Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £3 billion.



About the Apprenticeship



Our structured Apprenticeship porgramme covers a variety of personal development and technical training to support your well-rounded development. Our porgramme blends practical exposure to enhance your discipline specific abilities whilst enhancing your individual personal development during your early career. 

You’ll also be offered a professional scheme mentor to help you on your path to chartership with your specific professional institute.

We have a great group of early careers currently in the business and plenty of experienced colleagues who get involved in supporting you at every step of the way!



About the project


The Northumberland Line will bring passenger trains back into service between Ashington and Newcastle.  

The scheme aims to stimulate and support economic growth, regeneration and community development in Northumberland and the surrounding regions by providing new and improved transport links for local people and businesses. By doing so, the scheme will: 


  • improve access from towns such as Ashington and Blyth to employment hubs like Newcastle, as well as opening up new opportunities for education and travel;  
  • provide a real incentive for potential employers to relocate to and invest in the area; 
  • provide vital infrastructure to help deliver the region’s aspirations for population and economic growth; 
  • help to attract visitors and improve local tourism; 
  • enhance public transport connectivity within and beyond the region; 
  • help to reduce congestion and improve air quality on key corridors by moving people away from car travel and onto public transport; and  
  • support the delivery of significant growth in sectors such as renewable energy, offshore oil and gas and engineering.

As principal contractor, we will be building six stations and multiple bridges along the route, with support from a local supply chain to stimulate the local economy.



What will you
be doing?

Provide planning support to both the pre-contract and delivery teams in accordance with Company policy, procedures and quality standards.

To support Senior Planners in the execution of planning processes.

Tender Stage:

Assist the planner / senior planner with production of the tender programme

Assist the planner / senior planner with production of the tender deliverables as required

Construction / Delivery Stage:

Capture and input ‘actual data’ to the current programme of site works, as directed by senior planner / planner / operations team

Assist with production of the monthly/period updated programme, progress reports and revised forecasts and its communication to the site team, client and all major stakeholders

Provide planning support to assist the project in order to enable the team to monitor pinch-points on the critical path and test logic where previously agreed to either improve upon the baseline programme or to mitigate potential delays

Assist in the production of reports and programme commentary

Produce reports and / or programme pdf’s as required by the project team, including indication of deviation from the baseline programme

Attend progress meetings with internal customers

Ensure planning processes are followed on all projects

Participate in the 4-week lookahead process, providing support to production and review.

Visit sites to verify progress and gather production data

Verify actual progress against programme and escalate where required




What qualifications
do I require?



Five GCSE’s grades 9-4 (A*- C) including Math’s, English and a Science or Level 2/3 Apprenticeship. 

Ability to travel to remote locations.

Ideally some exposure to a construction/ engineering environment



You will need the
ability to:

Set goals and secure the right resources to achieve them

Look for opportunities in difficult situations

Speak engagingly by using facts and examples to support my point

Show I am listening by using open ended questions to deepen my understanding

Develop ideas by considering different perspectives

Contribute to group decision making, whilst recognising the value of other ideas

Speak adaptively by changing the content depending on the response of listeners

Manage time and share resources to support completing tasks

Ability to keep clear and accurate records and reports

Ability to use computer and rapidly input data and retrieve records and information

Work well with others by understanding and respecting diversity of others' cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds

Listen to others and record important information accurately


Why join our team?

Please visit Working with us | Morgan Sindall Infrastructure to understand our values and company benefits.

We work on a range of exciting projects in various locations across the UK, you can read more about them here.


Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited as a Disability Confident employer.  We have also been awarded platinum accreditation against the Investors in People Standard.

Please note Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK. We have a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CVs from agencies.





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