Call to locals in search for first Lower Thames Crossing apprentices

We've launched a new recruitment drive to find the first cohort of apprentices to join the single largest road investment scheme in 35 years.

Published

10 Mar 2021

Apprentices

We have launched a new recruitment drive to find apprentices to join us on the Lower Thames Crossing and we're encouraging local people near the proposed project to fill six project management apprentices.

The proposed Lower Thames Crossing has an important role in the country's economic recovery by supporting over 22,000 jobs during its construction, including hundreds of apprentices and graduates. When it opens for traffic, it will add billions to the economy by creating a direct and reliable connection between people and jobs, and the region's ports and freeports, distribution hubs and manufacturing centres.

This is the first of many intakes of apprentices planned over the development and construction of the project. They will be studying level four project management from September, and support delivery of infrastructure ranging from the longest road tunnels in the UK and new roads, to public pathways, green bridges and new parks and forest.

Find out more about the roles and apply here.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 19 March.

"We have ambitious plans to build for the future, for which we need driven and hard-working people with a “can do” attitude on our team. That’s why we’ll be creating hundreds of apprenticeships to support local learning and development. These are the first of many incredible opportunities to not only gain the skills and expertise required for delivering a project of this scale, but to be either the first or next big step in building long and rewarding careers"
Shaun Pidcock, Lower Thames Crossing Programme Director

The apprentices will complete the Higher National Certifications qualifications, equivalent to a Foundation Degree, while being paid a salary and gaining valuable on-the-job experience. As these are higher apprenticeships, applicants will need to have either A-Levels or a Level three NVQ or BTEC equivalent qualification or relevant experience.

Shaun Pidcock, Lower Thames Crossing Programme Director, said:

“The Lower Thames Crossing is the most ambitious road project since the M25 was built 35 years ago. By connecting people to jobs and businesses to customers, we will add billions to the economy and play an important part in the Government's plan to level up the UK. But perhaps more critically, we can help the country as it recovers from Covid, and support the Government’s plans to build back better, by supporting over 22,000 jobs during the construction.

"We have ambitious plans to build for the future, for which we need driven and hard-working people with a “can do” attitude on our team. That’s why we’ll be creating hundreds of apprenticeships to support local learning and development. These are the first of many incredible opportunities to not only gain the skills and expertise required for delivering a project of this scale, but to be either the first or next big step in building long and rewarding careers.”

We are committed to nurturing local talent that will not only support delivery of the project, but also the long-term needs and aspirations of the community. The current vacancies have been shared with Kent, Thurrock, Essex and the London Borough of Havering as well as sent directly to schools and colleges near the proposed route.

For further information contact us at info@lowerthamescrossing.co.uk or by calling 0300 123 5000. You can also get the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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