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Apprentice Planner

Reference number: SW-011664
  • Job Type: Apprenticeships
  • Employer: ISG
  • Location: Multiple Sites over duration of apprenticeship via Aldgate office.

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What is a Planner?

This role is made up of two main elements, Planning which is the thought process and strategy to delivering the scheme, then programming / scheduling which is the representation of the plan made put in a gant chart or other format

You’ll be a key member of a delivery team from the moment a project arrives in the business to it being handed over to the Client. You will help to co-ordinate all functions and stakeholders both internal and external helping mitigate the risk to ISG and reporting and managing all changes and delays.


An insight into the role:

Planners need to get under the skin of how we procure, design and build our projects to ensure the optimum strategy is achieved for our schemes. You need to be flexible and creative to align with the scope and size of the projects we deliver, and you may have the opportunity to work wholly on-site (as part of a large planning team), in-office, or a balance of both depending on project characteristics.

Over the course of the programme, you will be given more and more responsibilities eventually having responsibility for individual sections or packages. Your programme will include:

Training on the planning software and methods

Attending site visits to understand build processes and sequencing

Using benchmark data, you will learn how to establish durations, then integrate logic to develop overall programmes

Once a certain aptitude for the software and processes has been gained you will be allocated to projects in support of site planner and will be involved in weekly updates, weekly planning meetings, and implementing instructed changes to the programme, under the guidance of a more senior planner

Gaining an understanding of how planning supports all aspects of the delivery of the project

Site experience which also supports the learning of site processes and construction methodology and terminology


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The Apprentice Programme

Our five-year apprenticeship programme provides exposure to all aspects of the business and gives you the opportunity to join one of our core disciplines. You can look forward to a balance of hands-on experiences and academic learning.


The programme will see you rotating through different departments so you can get a solid feel for how your specialism fits within a typical project lifecycle.

We’ll sponsor you to complete a relevant degree and you’ll have access to ongoing training and development to help reach your career ambitions.

As a business we’re incredibly collaborative and our apprentices are important members of the team.

You’ll be encouraged to share your ideas and to challenge the norm – if you think there’s a better way of doing things, we’ll be all ears.

Everyone here has a part to play in creating the best possible outcomes for our business, our people, and our customers.


This is an environment where you’ll be free to communicate and collaborate. To be open and honest. To take on growing responsibility. And to build something special.


Why join ISG

ISG is a forward-thinking Construction company with a focus on doing the right thing first for customers, employees, the planet, and society.  Planning offers fast career progression and provides good grounding giving whole project perspective for any career path in Construction as understanding of all roles in project delivery is required. You will become embedded with an established planning community and wider project teams whilst working for a fast paced and friendly environment.


Candidate Profile and entry criteria

You will have at least 104 UCAS points from you’re a-Levels or a relevant BTEC ideally including a maths or science subject or a construction related Level 3 BTEC Diploma with scope to learn and grow throughout the duration of the five-year programme, recognising that this time is used to make you an expert in your field to flourish and progress your career further once promoted off the scheme.


Essential skills

Good IT literacy

Understanding of the construction process is beneficial

Commercially / Health & Safety aware

Problem solving experience

Ability to meet deadlines & manage own workload


Personal attributes


Good communicator

Logical mindset whilst balancing big picture strategy with detailed requirements

Self-motivating, reliable with a sense of pride in their outputs

Flexible & practical approach incl. problem solving

Being able to work as an individual or member of a team



Competitive salary

Competitive Family Friendly Policies

Private medical cover

Pension matching scheme

Discount on selected retailers and gyms

Voluntary benefits such as cycle to work


If you meet the criteria and wish to apply, please email for further information.

Date posted: 08/11/2022

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