Project Manager Apprentice

Babcock International
Lakeside North Harbour Building 100, Western Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN
£16,000.00 annually
31 May 2019
23 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Job Responsibilities

Project Management Office Support:

Get to understand the project delivery process through supporting the PMO
  • Support continuous improvement activities through documenting changes to project delivery processes
  • Support cross-portfolio project assurance activities

Project Manager Support:

Learn how projects are run through supporting an experienced project manager
  • Support the PM in setting up then tracking progress against the project plan
  • Provide analysis support to identify and maintain project data including stakeholders, sites and assets
  • Manage project control processes on behalf of the PM including issues and risks management, change management, resource management, requirements management and financial management
  • Maintain project / programme information via SharePoint sites
  • Raise purchase orders
  • Provide admin support to project / programme meetings, for example weekly project meetings and monthly programme boards. Duties to include meeting scheduling, material submission, minutes, actions recording and tracking
  • Ad-hoc reporting for PM as required

Project / Work package delivery:

Build your knowledge of project management through personally delivering work packages of projects or standalone small projects.
  • Liaise with internal suppliers to create project plans in the Microsoft Project Server tool; track progress against schedule and financial baselines
  • Provide customers with project or workstream reports
  • Set up then execute project controls according to Babcock IS standards
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary to achieve department goals

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Demonstrates passion for supporting customers

Demonstrates ability to:
  • Organise yourself and others
  • Prioritise requests and tasks
  • Think creatively and find ways to solve problems
  • Analyse and manage complex data sets
  • Write clear, structured and accurate documentation
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to customers and suppliers via phone, email and face to face
  • Learn new processes and systems
  • Follow standard procedures and rules
  • Manage financial information

Personal qualities

  • Ability to self-manage workload
  • Accountable - owns, communicates and delivers
  • Customer Focus - puts the customer as the centre of focus
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Flexible, can do attitude
  • Confidence to interact effectively with senior personnel from different functions
  • High quality output and accuracy

Desired qualifications

Educated to minimum of Level 3 (A-Level or equivalent) with A-C/9-4 in GCSE maths and English or the Functional Skills equivalent.

Future prospects

Opportunity to become permanent placement.

Things to consider

Attendance Required

This is an apprenticeship delivered through Highbury College, Portsmouth. Attendance one day per week will be required to complete the qualification. An assessor will attend the workplace every 8 weeks to assist with the completion of the work-based training consisting of written assignments, professional observations, discussions a multiple-choice exam and a 3-hour written exam as well as a final end point assessment/discussion. The apprenticeship qualification will last 15 months.

Travel Requirements:
  • Occasional travel may be required with some overnight stays away from home

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