Business Support Project Management Apprentice (31322)

Recruiter
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Greenhale House, Piccadilly, Stockport, SK1 3XE
Salary
£303.77 per week
Posted
14 Oct 2019
Closes
08 Nov 2019
Ref
VAC001587116
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
December
Duration
Permanent
Vacancy Description

A normal day would include:
  • Act as Project Manager (overseen / supported by a Project Sponsor), to initiate, manage, and continuously monitor, specific minor projects and / or specific aspects of larger projects to ensure satisfactory progress and consistent delivery of projects aligned to the agreed funding, outputs and timescales for those projects
  • Assist in drafting Project Plans for approval and keep them up to date for each project
  • Undertake assigned duties and manage in accordance with the Project Management Procedures. Assist with updating project schedules and cost plans where required
  • Assist in identifying the necessary internal and external approvals consistent with current Stockport Council practices and procedures
  • Contribute to the development of Communication plans to communicate progress of projects
  • Assist in control and manage changes to the scope of a project, including assumptions, dependencies and constraints
  • Contribute to the preparation of a business case including achieving required results
  • Assist in identifying and monitoring risks and opportunities, develop mitigation plans and contribute to a risk management plan
  • Help to develop resource management plans for project activities, acquire and manage resources
  • As Project Manager (overseen / supported by Project Sponsor) obtain accurate cost estimates so as to enable schemes to be progressed through various technical design and implementation stages

What you could go on to do:

Following a successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have the core skills needed to be able to secure a role within Stockport Council should it become available. The knowledge of the organisation you would gain during your placement, in addition to the skills you will develop, will make you a strong candidate for future roles.

How you will be supported:

Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role. Stockport Council will also provide you with an apprenticeship mentor to support the 'on the job' element of your placement.

What will happen next:

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Analytical and problem solving ability
  • Interpreting data - text and numerical, information gathering and sorting
  • A team player and with equal ability to work effectively on your own initiative and without close supervision
  • Effective and appropriate communication, working effectively with and influencing others
  • Report writing skills
  • Computer literate
  • Drive for results demonstrating clear commitment to achieving results and improving performance
  • Committed to advancing your own learning and competencies


Personal qualities

  • To understand and embrace Stockport Council Values
  • Willing to work towards a Project Management Qualification
  • Commitment to apprenticeship
  • Transparency
  • Professionalism
  • Punctual
  • Attentive
  • A willingness to learn
  • Pride in work


Desired qualifications

  • You will have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C (4) or above in maths and English and 2 A levels equivalent to 120 UCAS points
  • Applications are welcome from individuals who are awaiting results but anticipate they will be able to comply with the requirement of achieving the equivalent of 120 UCAS points


Future prospects

Following a successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have the core skills needed to be able to secure a role within Stockport Council should it become available. The knowledge of the organisation you would gain during your placement, in addition to the skills you will develop, will make you a strong candidate for future roles.

Things to consider

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