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Project Management Apprentice - Level 6 Degree

Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4PR
£13,500.00 annually
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Apprenticeship, Degree
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What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Project Management Apprentice at AWE, you will be given the opportunity to support an array of mission critical projects, exploring your own set of skills, developing yourself where you probably haven't imagined possible so that you may discover where your passion lies, and where your individual skillset is best suited. Throughout your career at AWE, you will have the chance to work in support of our core programme, on large infrastructure projects, and on a wide range of supporting programmes which enable AWE to operate and grow. You will work with a wide variety of passionate and industry leading subject matter experts, building strong relationships with teams and stakeholders. You will be enabled to exhibit your own drive, personality and determination to deliver excellence.

Project Managers are required to effectively lead and manage teams, communicate clearly and concisely, solve problems, effectively multi-task and work to challenging timescales and in difficult environments. These are skills and competencies you will have the opportunity to develop during a Project Management Apprenticeship at AWE. A career as a Project Manager is one you will find rewarding, full of variety, and one that will provide you with a diverse skillset, enabling you to realise your potential and achieve your own career aspirations.

Through your Project Management Apprenticeship at AWE, you will gain an understanding of:
  • Project management methodologies and the techniques to apply these
  • Project lifecycle management
  • Projects Structures - WBS, CBS, OBS
  • Estimating, planning and scheduling
  • Governance and financial control of projects
  • Performance Measurement and Analysis
  • Business Rhythm - Month End Reporting and Analysis
  • Stakeholder and communications management, both with internal and external stakeholders
  • Prioritising workload, resources and deadlines within high pressure complex environments
  • Change management, so as to appropriately manage scope, requirements and benefits
  • Quality control
  • Procurement and contract management
  • Risk and opportunity identification and management, and the impacts of these on schedule, cost and quality.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Bachelor's degree in Project Management gained through hands-on work during placements around the business and block-release at university.

Project manager (integrated degree) Level 6

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At AWE we offer a guaranteed role for when you've finished your apprenticeship. Our apprentices have gone onto support our business in a variety of roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Health & Safety Aware


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any 3 (Grade C) Essential

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