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Project Management (Business Management) Apprenticeship - Level 6

London and Birmingham
£19,500 plus £4,918 London Weighting for those individuals based in London
Closing date
9 Dec 2022

Job Details

Job Introduction

This apprenticeship will introduce you to specialist and strategist knowledge with a strong focus on Business/Project Management and develop fundamental competencies which will assist in furthering your understanding of Business Management and developing your future career pathway. It will also enhance your understanding of key issues in business, technology, project and people management and allow you to consider these issues (such as Development of Robust Business Cases, Risk Identification Applied Statistics, Leading and Managing Teams) within the BBC workplace.

  • Start Date: 11th September 2023
  • Duration:  3.5 years
  • Salary: £19,500 plus £4,918 London Weighting for those individuals who have London as their primary work base
  • Typically leading to: Permanent role as a Project Assistant, Project Coordinator, Business Assistant or Business Coordinator
  • Locations: London and Birmingham

Role Responsibility

This hands on experience combined with the theory, will help you develop further project management skills. This apprenticeship will help develop you to learn the inner workings of an organisation and how to manage people, projects and operations for long term success.

In addition to learning about project management, strategic decision making and leading a team, you will also contribute to live projects within a BBC Team that have a real impact across the BBC through the different departments. This on-the-job experience is geared to developing your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours, in accordance with the apprenticeship standards. 

This Project Management Degree Apprenticeship (Integrated) will be delivered by our chosen Leaning Provider,  over the course of 3.5 years. This delivery model is delivered alongside degree apprentices from other employers nationwide. You will attend instructor led workshops; tutorial sessions; practical and library based research; presentations and group work; as well as real-world simulated projects. The overall programme will be focused on your Level 4 (primary core modules including the Business Environment, Stakeholder Management, Project Planning and Control ), then move up to Level 5 (primary core modules ranging from Project Management Professionalism and Professional Development, and continually progress onto Level 6 (primary core modules ranging from Programme and Portfolio Management, Project Leadership and Governance, Change and Risk Management) learning after which point you will progress onto an integrated End Point Assessment (EPA). The EPA will be used to map your collated evidence against the required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours. 

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be awarded a Level 6 Degree in Project Management and you will become a permanent member of staff within the BBC Business/Project Management community. Learners who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for membership status of the Association for Project Management

As part of this apprenticeship, you will be based within BBC business departments in London or Birmingham (as per your preferred location as part of your learning journey). The allocated departments include the following; BBC Studios, Chief Operating Officer Group, Content and News & Current Affairs. 

Are you the right candidate?

This scheme is suitable for anyone 18+  and encourage career changers college and school leavers who wish to pursue a career in Business/Project Management and for those with limited Business Management and Administration or Project Management experience to develop a more specialist and strategist knowledge in this specific field. 

Does this sound like you? Here is what we are looking for…

  • You will have Maths and English GCSEs or Standard (Scotland) at 9-4 (A-C) or equivalent qualifications
  • You will have a level 3 qualification, such as an advanced apprenticeship, A-Levels, BTEC or NVQ
  • Be 18 or over by the time the scheme starts in September 2023
  • You will want to work in a Business-driven department, for example in Global Operations, HR, Business Analysis and Projects
  • You should be able to communicate effectively and have a passion to becoming more orientated within Business Management or Project Management
  • You will want to work with data or Management Information on a regular basis, generating reports, analysing data or Management Information using spreadsheets
  • You should be motivated and self-driven. You should be an effective team player with an ability in communicating with various stakeholders internally and externally

Package Description

Package Description

  • A salary of £19,500 per year plus London Weighting for those individuals who have London as their primary work base
  • 25 days holiday a year with an option to buy or sell days to suit you plus bank holidays, you’ll also get an extra day-off called BBC Corporation Day, between Christmas and New Year
  • Gold-standard industry training delivered by the BBC Academy from specialists and senior BBC staff
  • An experienced mentor to support and guide you during your training.
  • A defined contributions pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more
  • On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a permanent position within one of our BBC teams

Application Process

During the application process we want to learn more about your skills and interests. For further information about the application process please click here

Support with your application:

We are proud to be a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply or interview for a role with the BBC please visit our Early Careers Recruitment page

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