We spoke to James Bloor, Trainee Project Controls Coordinator with Keltbray

Can you describe your role in a few words?

My role involves monitoring the project and identifying any challenges or risks to the project budget and schedule. I use P6 Programmes, which is a planning tool that helps keep track of progress and cost/time delay. I also use Excel documents to report and analyse throughout a project’s lifecycle.

What were you doing prior to your Apprenticeship?

I was working as a landscape gardener.

What was your perception of the industry before you started your apprenticeship?

I didn’t really have one to be honest!

What interested you in joining Keltbray?

I thought my apprenticeship with Keltbray would give me a clear pathway for responsibility on an important project.

What are the key things you’ve learnt so far in your job?

  • How CL31 and Cl32 Programmes work
  • How to report in a project
  • How to resource load P6

What is the most exciting part of your role?

Seeing a project getting built and coming to life on time is really exciting.

What would you like to do after completing your apprenticeship?

I’m still not sure, probably into planning as I am enjoying my current role.