What you will do in your working day
- Lead and take responsibility for the project management plan as required by the governance structure.
- Apply project management methodologies appropriate to project complexity and criticality.
- Maintain, review, and communicate a project business case for approval through the stages of a typical project lifecycle.
The Business Environment:
- Identify and analyse the context, opportunities, and challenges presented by projects in various organisational settings.
- Appreciate differences within large and small organisations and across industry sectors.
- Consider operating constraints, including ethical, legal, and regulatory considerations.
Stakeholder and Communications Management:
- Lead the identification and analysis of internal and external stakeholders and their impact on the project.
- Manage an effective project communication plan across stakeholders with different cultural and physical barriers.
- Analyze information and communicate with stakeholders, incorporating feedback.
Control of Projects (Time, Cost, Quality):
- Manage projects within the constraints of time, cost, and quality.
- Control expenditure and produce status reports.
- Measure progress and actual costs against plans.
- Identify, achieve, and maintain quality standards appropriate to the project's context.
- Address project risks, opportunities, and issues using quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Identify, evaluate, and implement appropriate mitigation strategies.
Commercial and Contract Management:
- Maintain and evaluate different commercial contract and procurement types.
- Support effective contract management and the achievement of program and project outcomes.
Project Change Control:
- Define and apply a recognized process to manage change in projects.
- Make effective decisions in the interests of a range of stakeholders with regards to change requests.
The training you will be getting
- Evaluate requirements and methods for data capture and analysis in a project environment.
- Evaluate project schedule integrity, including identification and resolution of scheduling problems.
- Apply resource acquisition and management techniques.
Training and Development:The apprentice will undergo continuous assessment and training as part of the integrated degree program, gaining practical experience in project management.
This job description outlines the apprentice's key responsibilities, qualifications, and necessary skills for the Project Manager (Integrated Degree) Apprenticeship at Level 6. It reflects the multifaceted nature of the role, emphasizing both technical and soft skills essential for successful project management.
The project management apprenticeship is accredited by APM and awarded by Lancaster University, and it covers Levels 4, 5 and 6 delivered concurrently with workplace skills and development. Weekly remote teaching day is required via Teams.What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
Opportunities for professional development and growth within the organisation.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential Things to consider
Applicant to have achieved appropriate level 3 qualifications on entry e.g. 3 GCE "A" Levels at Grades A to C, or a vocational equivalent relevant to the post