Project Management Apprenticeship

Research Partnership
Chester House 81-83, Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JW
£1,416.66 per month
09 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
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, organisation, 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 (or equivalent L3 qualification) 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


Please ensure you add your Maths and English skill level in order to be considered for this
apprenticeship. **Applications without English and maths will be rejected!**

You also need to upload your CV using the following form in order to be considered. The file should match your name.


Research Partnership & West London College hope to be able to arrange for some of the interview process to take place in person (whilst adhering to guidelines on social distancing) although this may not be possible due to COVID-19.

This role is full time and office based as such you will need to live in close proximity (or have a straightforward commute) to South West London. It is likely (especially in the early stages of this apprenticeship) that successful applicants will be working from home if lockdowns are in place. However, under such arrangements you may be required to visit the office with limited notice. You will be provided with a laptop but will need a reliable internet connection, quiet space/working environment and will be expected to uphold professional standards whilst working from home.


Applicants must have the right to work in the UK in order to be considered, and any offer of a position will be made subject to proof of your right to work in the UK.

This apprenticeship will begin after the UK has left the EU, as such, EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who are living in the UK before 1 January 2021 will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme in order to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021 (and complete this apprenticeship). It is expected that this application will be made prior to being offered a position.

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