Project Management Apprentice

Research Partnership
Chester House 81-83, Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JW
£1,416.66 per month
03 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
A Project Management Apprentice (PMA) knows what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take, how much it will cost, and works with the project team to achieve the required outcomes. PMAs need good planning, organization, leadership, management and communication skills.

The role provides the opportunity for proactive management of all fieldwork and project requirements with opportunities for growth in data analysis.

Key Responsibilities

During your apprenticeship you will be given internal projects to work on and manage, through this you will learn about the company's processes and the clients we service as well as gain valuable experience in how to run a project.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

Project management
  • Day-to-day liaison with RP Field/fieldwork agencies, freelancers, project team etc.

Fieldwork set-up
  • Reviews materials prepared by project teams before drawing up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project
  • Co-ordinate fieldwork agencies in the scripting and translation of materials and interview set up
  • Check survey script functions as intended and matches the approved materials

Fieldwork management
  • Act as main contact / bridge between Project team and fieldwork agencies, ensuring the fieldwork process runs smoothly and in line with expectations:
  • Updating all parties on any change (sample, timings, specifications etc)
  • Working with RP Field to answer fieldwork queries regarding sample, timings or any other project-related issues.
  • Management of subcontractors and freelance consultants
  • Ensure all fieldwork is conducted to time and budget
  • Reporting regularly on fieldwork progress to Project team

  • Prepare agency and freelancer commissioning letters together with RP Field
  • Attend debrief meetings for final audit of compliance records

Additional responsibilities
  • Helping RP Field to negotiate with suppliers and obtain quotes for senior managers - as and when required

Non-project related activities
  • Engaging in office life in general:
  • On a practical level, e.g. picking up ringing telephones, maintaining common areas
  • On a social level, e.g. participating in Forever Angels, Social Committee, sports clubs, Wellness programme, book club etc

The successful candidate will have the following
  • Ability to work with different types of people and functions to achieve the goal
  • Self-motivated, disciplined and high initiative
  • Ability to communicate professionally with internal customers and external suppliers (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to multi-task whilst maintaining a high level of focus on each task
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Strong organisational skills and time management (be thorough and methodical)
  • Good computer literacy; ability to use Microsoft packages (particularly Microsoft Excel)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to meet prioritise and work towards project deadlines
  • Any project management experience
  • Any customer facing experience
  • Good problem solving
  • An attention to detail and an enthusiasm to take responsibility for all work and solutions produced

Personal qualities

  • A well-mannered and professional individual with a positive 'can do' attitude. Proactive in nature who takes pride in 'getting things done' to a high standard
  • Able to demonstrate a keen interest in a career in Project Management within an international research environment and a curiosity towards healthcare/pharmaceutical industry

Desired qualifications

This is a higher-level apprenticeship, so you'll need at least 2 A 'levels in any subject as well as L2 qualifications in English and maths.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity to continue your learning to a higher level within the company or be offered a full time position. This will be reviewed at the end of your Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Application Process
Once you have applied for this apprenticeship and the vacancy has closed your application will be reviewed by the college and Research Partnership before selecting candidates to attend a mandatory assessment session at Hammersmith & Fulham College.

The assessment session will include a maths & English assessment, a data entry assessment, group activities and a Q&A session with the employer.

This will take place on 04/07/19 between 11:00 & 16:00, applicants should hold this date in their diaries.

Following this, successful candidates will be invited for formal interviews with Research Partnership.

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