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Apprentice Associate Digital Portfolio Manager

DWP Digital
Blackpool or Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Closing date
7 Dec 2022

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Do you thrive in a fast-paced and varied environment?

Are you a highly organised self-starter, who is analytical and a strategic thinker?

If so, we have an amazing opportunity for Associate Portfolio Manager apprentices to start an exciting career in DWP Digital.

These roles are working within a Portfolio and Delivery Assurance Job family, which sits within our DWP Digital Business Service Practice.

Our practice brings together the key business services which enable Digital Group as a whole, to focus on delivering critical IT services for DWP and its citizen customers.

These services are delivered through support teams, delivering professional services to DWP Directors & their Senior Leadership Teams to deliver against their business priorities.

Our people share a passion for delivering excellence, providing services that enable DWP Digital to assure ourselves, that we have the building blocks in place to enable successful delivery.

We understand the Digital Group strategy and direction, and our roles in delivering that strategy. We understand the delivery landscape, as we develop and track our delivery plans, unblocking potential and supporting our operating environment by focussing our effort in adding real value to delivery teams, ensuring Digital is focussed on outcomes and value.

As apprentices within Digital, you will have the opportunity develop yourself, whilst contributing towards achieving Digital’s success, being a key enabler and providing services which support the whole of Digital Group.



As an Associate Digital Portfolio Manager apprentice, you will support the tracking, analysis, and delivery of outcomes within a portfolio, assisting in unblocking issues whilst helping to ensure that proper controls and risk mitigation procedures are in place.

  • You will support the compliance to standards, providing assurances that all service standards are understood and are being met.
  • You’ll be an excellent communicator with strong organisational skills.
  • You’ll need to manage a busy and rapidly changing schedule, thinking strategically about the needs, milestones and commitments of Digital delivery teams.
  • You will support in the tracking of projects using defined methods for each programme, escalating issues and resource constraints as appropriate.
  • You’ll provide analysis and updates to members of the leadership team regarding the progress and potential issues within your portfolio.
  • You will help to maintain a view of key project factors, including outcomes, costs, risks, dependencies, and priorities across the portfolio, ensuring they are documented and presented appropriately.
  • You will also support the development and embedding of Portfolio Standards across your delivery Portfolio.

You will have plenty of opportunities for further career and personal development and will dedicate 20% of their working week working towards their apprenticeship.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Project Management.




Digital With Purpose.

We’re finding new ways to use our technology, expertise and innovation to help those who need it most. We’re changing how we work, transforming digital services for millions of citizens, and their needs are at the heart of everything we do.

We work in co-located, multidisciplinary teams, delivering ‘digital by default’ government services for the UK’s largest public service department, DWP.

The large-scale digital transformation we’re undergoing has created a wealth of new and exciting job opportunities. Our talented people are encouraged to grow and thrive in their profession. We’re using technology and innovation to drive the government’s vision. We find solutions to complex challenges to create faster, simpler, user-centred services for more than 20 million people.

We’re building a reputation for pushing the digital agenda by delivering some of the largest tech projects in Europe. Our teams and projects are regularly recognised at an industry level. Our Intelligent Automation Garage was named as Tech Team of the Year in the National Technology Awards, where we’ve also won the Best Public Sector Project award two years running. We were awarded Best Automation Project at the Computing Digital Technology Leaders Awards 2019 and our Find a Job service was named in the Digital Leaders 100 list.

DWP has also been listed in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022, and we won 2 awards for our Digital Voices programme, which helps women build confidence and skills, in the Civil Service Diversity & Inclusion Award in 2019 and Diversity Initiative of the Year 2020.

Where every person matters

Our wide range of work requires a diverse mix of cultures, perspectives and ideas. For us to succeed, we need our people to be at their best and feel comfortable being themselves at work. Well-being is important to us.

With our teams located across six different digital hubs, we’re offering more opportunities to work flexibly, when and where you want. And lots of us are working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, with some of our teams located in our Covid-safe digital hubs.

We’re becoming a place where talented people can grow and thrive at the cutting-edge of their industry. If you’re looking for a digital or technology job with lots of opportunity and real social impact, you’ll find a stimulating and fulfilling career with us.

Visit our DWP Digital Careers site today. 

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