Apprentice Project Manager Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA)

Ena Shaw Ltd
St. Helens, WA9 4QF
Competitive salary
18 Jul 2019
03 Aug 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
We are now looking for a degree apprentice to join our contract team in a trainee project management role. You will be based in our projects office learning all the necessary estimating, quotation and project management skills that you will require to develop your understanding of the contract furnishing industry. In addition, you will gain experience of manufacturing in the home furnishing industry. Once you have gained a broad understanding of our systems and business you will be encouraged to develop into a junior project management role. Further development into senior project management would be expected depending on ability and enthusiasm. The position could also provide the foundation required to develop into a broader management role in the future.

Our project managers are responsible for costing, quoting and controlling major projects such as Hotels, Care homes, Student accommodation and bulk housing projects from first contact to completion.

Our project managers also develop a broad understanding of the supply base to the industry and are responsible for ordering all components and advising clients on the suitability of products and designs within a scheme.


Throughout the year, a PM's responsibilities will typically involve:
  • Liaising with contract customers and suppliers by phone, email and in person
  • Liaising with internal departments including production planning
  • Control of sampling
  • Preparation of costing and quotations
  • Diary control of surveyors and fitters
  • Organising installations
  • Order inputting/invoicing
  • Ordering from suppliers
  • Maintaining reporting procedures
  • General assistance with all departmental activities
  • Visits to project sites, customers and exhibitions where required

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to:

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong analytical andnumeracy skills
  • Team working, interpersonal & communication skills
  • Proficiency using IT
  • Good organisation skills and the ability to multitask
  • The ability to cope with the pressure of decision making and meeting tight deadlines
  • Confident presentation style

Personal qualities

  • The ability to cope with the pressure of decision making and meeting tight deadlines
  • Drive and determination
  • Commercial awareness
  • Creative flair
  • Passion for the role

Desired qualifications

  • Candidates for the Degree Apprenticeship should have a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points at A2 (Grades BCC) or an equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM
  • You will also require maths and English Language GCSE grade A*-C/9-4

Future prospects

The position could provide the foundation required to develop into a broader management role in the future.

Things to consider

  • The majority of working hours are spent in an office, although there may be travel off site during the day
  • The projects office is a busy and lively atmosphere
  • Project managers have frequent contact with customers and suppliers in the course of their work
  • Project managers have a high level of responsibility for profit and some may find this stressful, while others may view the challenge positively
  • Travel to attend trade shows may be required occasionally, as well as visits to suppliers in the UK and overseas