IT Project Officer Apprentice

University of the Arts London
272, High H, London, WC1V 7EY
£27,469.00 annually
10 Apr 2019
07 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The University of the Arts London is one of the top 2 Universities in the world for Art and Design and comprises of 6 globally renowned colleges. It is a highly desirable and varied place of work and requires an innovative, high performing IT service to deliver to this highly creative community.

UALsupports around 20,000 students and 5,000 staff based across 14 sites in the heart of London. The University is currently going through a period of ambitious change and redevelopment, in line with the 2015-2022 strategy, and the Programmes and Projects Team within IT Services is growing to meet the ambitions of the University. As a result, this is an exciting time to join a team that is tasked with delivering a wide range of high-profile strategic projects.

  • Provide project management support relating to programmes and projects as required under the supervision of Programme and Project Managers.
  • Manage projects of increasing scope and complexity as progress through the apprenticeship is achieved.
  • Attend and complete the project management apprenticeship training programme and to apply the learning to the existing practices in the Programme and Projects Team to further improve the way projects are delivered under the framework.
  • Proactively provide best practice advice, guidance and standards for programme and project management to members of the Programme and Projects Team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Independent skills
  • Works collaboratively in a team and where appropriate across or with different professional groups
  • Good organisation skills and the ability to work autonomously, to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing adapting the message for a diverse audience in an inclusive and accessible way
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Desirable knowledge of best practice in portfolio, programme, project management
  • Desirable knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint

Personal qualities

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships with students, customers and stakeholders
  • Willing to demonstrate a commitment to undertake the studying and attendance required to complete programme qualifications
  • Plans, prioritises and manages workload effectively to achieve long term objectives
  • Suggests practical solutions to new or unique problems.
  • An analytical and systematic approach to problem solving

Desired qualifications

To be an IT Project Officer Apprentice you will need to be a tech enthusiast with at least 5 GCSEs (A* - C) including Maths and English and hold a minimum of 120 UCAS points or equivalent.

Future prospects

Tech and digital professionals in London earn an average salary of £52,500 per year, so this Apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising and profitable career.


Over 90% of our Apprentices move on to permanent full-time employment in the tech industry. There are also opportunities to extend your training with a higher-level Apprenticeship programme. Just IT have already helped over 1000 people start their tech and digital careers with an Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Company benefits:
  • 31 days annual leave excluding public holidays and including those days when the University is closed between Christmas and New Year holiday
  • Competitive pension package
  • A healthy work-life balance for all employees

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