Apprentice Project Manager

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National Trust
Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA
£18,720.00 annually
04 Jan 2021
24 Jan 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
This role is for an Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship. You will be working as part of the Riverlands Programme team supporting delivery of our ambitions for the Natural Environment. In exchange for your dedication and commitment, you will receive:
  • Fully funded training with a leading specialist provider
  • Nationally recognised qualifications relevant to your area of enterprise (an Associate Project Management L4 Apprenticeship Standard and membership with the Association of Project Managers or equivalent)
  • Guidance and support from a sponsoring manager and a mentor who is an expert in their field
  • Access to a network of National Trust Apprentices and specialists to share ideas and support with
  • An extraordinary experience for your CV

The apprentice will work with the Riverlands Programme team and its individual projects, other teams within the National Trust and sometimes our external partners. They may also work with contractors and volunteers.

Are you an organised person who can work under pressure, lead people and is able to multitask? If so, then a project manager career might be ideal for you. This is a development and learning role equivalent to a Junior Project Manager. We are looking for people who can:
  • Commit to completing the apprenticeship and incorporated qualifications
  • Has good people skills enabling strong relationships externally and internally, to be built and maintained
  • Follow clear instructions given
  • Demonstrate some knowledge of relevant Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake a range of duties that will help you learn to operate in this role in line with processes and procedures including the National Trust Project Management Framework
  • Work under supervision to agreed work plans and programmes.
  • Organise and prioritise some tasks over others, creating and working to project plans
  • Use their excellent communication skills so that everyone knows what is expected of them
  • Assist in the delivery and facilitation of meetings, workshops, events and other engagement activities
  • Create a budget with support and work within that budget
  • Think on their feet and make last minute decisions to ensure the project is on track when things go wrong
  • Maintain good relations with other departments in the National Trust and our external partners
  • Work under pressure to meet, sometimes, tight deadlines

The position is based at Heelis, our Swindon HQ. You will be part of the programme team and some travel to support related projects across the country may be required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

To apply for this role you will need 3 A-levels (or equivalent) and 5 GCSEs at levels 9-4 (grade A*- C),including maths and English
  • You must be able to undertake the studying and coursework required to complete the course and end point assessment
  • Show commitment to completing the apprenticeship and incorporated qualifications
  • Able to use tools and equipment as required for the role including MS Excel (essential), Word (essential), PowerPoint (Essential) and Project (desirable)
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal
  • Good people skills enabling strong relationships externally and internally, to be built and maintained
  • Full, clean driving licence (as may have to travel betweensites)

Personal qualities

Our people are our greatest asset, so we're keen to employ candidates that share our values and behaviours:
  • Love people and places
  • Welcome everyone
  • Think now and for ever
  • Make it happen

These were developed with our staff and volunteers and are at the heart of everything we do.

We're looking for people with:
  • The ability to act as a frontline representative of the National Trust, proactively displaying our values and behaviours and responding to customer queries in a positive manner
  • An empathy and understanding for the National Trust and its mission
  • An enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a team

Desired qualifications

3 A-Levels & 5 GCSE Grades A-C/8-4 including maths and English or equivalent.

Future prospects

Project management roles are essential across the organisation providing potential opportunities for new challenges and growth to support an ongoing career with the National Trust.

Things to consider

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You'll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year.

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