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PMO Coordinator Apprentice (Business Administration Level 3)

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
London (Greater)
£16,000 per annum + £2,000 travel allowance
Closing date
18 Aug 2022

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The Project Management Office (PMO) group defines and maintains project management standards. PMOs are responsible for maintaining best practices, templates, reporting and metrics, guidance and ensuring consistency. The PMO champions project management across the Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) Catapult, enhancing teams through training and providing updates on PMO operational changes.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our busy Programme Delivery group working in the Project Management Office. The PMO Coordinator Apprentice will be at the heart of CGT Catapult’s projects across the organisation. This is a unique opportunity to work in a growing industry specialising in the Project Management Office. and to undertake a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship.

Key Accountabilities:


  • Support the management of day-to-day PMO activities
  • Build and establish relationships with Programme/Project Management groups across the CGT Catapult
  • Run one or more short-term projects which are identified as priority by the PMO Manager

Tracking and Reporting:

  • Assist in the collection and generation of project data for key reports
  • Ensure the project master list is up to date
  • Support the arrangement of the quarterly review meetings
  • Lead and support the development of the monthly PMO report and ensure that the report is submitted on time and to the appropriate quality standards


  • Work with the PMO Manager to support project documentation storage
  • Be the subject matter expert on key PMO activities
  • Support with scheduling and preparation of PMO led meetings e.g. governance meetings and action log

Training and communications:

  • Contribute to a thriving “Community of Practice” (internal CGT Catapult stakeholder group)
  • Support the implementation of project management standards across the CGT Catapult, through training and workshops etc.
  • Review and recommend creative ideas in improving the group’s communication and training methods
  • Manage online information, including a SharePoint and MS Teams site
  • Drive good communication within the Project Management Office and the wider programme delivery team, including the organisation of team meetings, regular communications and management of the team’s mailbox


  • No prior experience required

Knowledge / Skills / Competencies:

  • Highly motivated, pragmatic and practical to support the mission of the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult to accelerate the development of a commercial cell and gene-based therapy industry in the UK.
  • Desire to establish a high profile career within cell and gene sector.
  • Willingness to learn about the PMO and projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written) skills
  • Resilient, with the ability to manage multiple and varied tasks and prioritise workload
  • Flexibility towards work assignments and new learning
  • Ability to work independently and to be able to take the initiative when completing tasks
  • Ambitious, collaborative, driven
  • Comfortable operating autonomously once goals and objectives are set
  • Accurate with strong attention to detail
  • A good team player with a hands-on approach, and adaptable to new challenges
  • Experience of standard Microsoft packages
  • A positive attitude towards learning, personal and professional development
  • Keeps up to date with professional knowledge, expertise and best practice
  • Willingness to travel
  • Good attention to detail

Education / Qualifications:

  • English & Math’s GCSE Grade C/4 and above
  • Two A-Levels Grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)
  • Science GCSE Grade C or above (desirable)

The Company

The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult was established as an independent centre of excellence to advance the growth of the UK cell and gene therapy industry, by bridging the gap between scientific research and full-scale commercialisation.

With more than 350 employees focusing on cell and gene therapy technologies, it works with partners in academia and industry to ensure these life-changing therapies can be developed for use in health services throughout the world. It offers leading-edge capability, technology and innovation to enable companies to take products into clinical trials and provide clinical, process development, manufacturing, regulatory, health economics and market access expertise. Its aim is to make the UK the most compelling and logical choice for UK and international partners to develop and commercialise these advanced therapies.

The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult works with Innovate UK. For more information please visit or visit

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