Project Support Apprentice

Heraeus Noblelight Ltd
Heraeus Noblelight Ltd, 161-163 Science Park, Milton Road, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0GQ
£220.00 per week
08 Mar 2021
12 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Project management is considered a key discipline within Heraeus Noblelight; acting as a point of central organisation to all project activities.

You will apply your personality, skills and knowledge alongside established processes and methods to achieve specific project objectives leading and coordination teams of internal and external specialists to meet project targets within set quality, timescale and cost criteria.

The project support apprentice will actively support the day-to-day project management activities within the organisation, including:
  • Interacting with and supporting the project team re: project task progress
  • Managing project records, including project issue and risk capture
  • Planning project schedules re: required timings
  • Compiling project reports re: progress, project spend and timescales
  • Organising, leading and taking notes/actions from project meetings
  • Controlling project correspondence

You will report to one of Heraeus Noblelight's Project Managers.

As per the nature of the role, however, you will have frequent interaction with many different teams and personnel within and external to the organisation (e.g. customers, suppliers, designers, laboratory technicians, build/manufacturing operators, sales, customer service, planning and purchasing).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good computer literacy incl. MS Office applications
  • Moderate numeracy
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail required

  • Problem solving
  • Awareness of project management methodologies (APMP, PRINCE2, Agile)

Personal qualities

  • Organised
  • Proactive
  • Flexible (able to adapt to live situations / issues)
  • Self-management
  • Outgoing / Confidence to lead others
  • Team player
  • Solution focused

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C)in maths and English or equivalent is essential

Future prospects

Short term/post apprenticeship - Opportunity for a full-time permanent role as Project Support and/or Project Manager. Longer term career path opportunities include:
  • Project Manger, Programme Manager, Portfolio Manager, Chartership (Association of Project Management (APM)) or Team / Business manager

Things to consider

In your role of Project Support Apprentice with a view to progressing to Project Manager, your project management skill set can be adopted and applied in varying, very different public and industrial sectors including Government / Local authority , Engineering, Construction, IT/Software Services, Media or Agriculture. Therefore, as a project manager you are set for a career for life. Given project management by its nature and that each project can be very different in its demands and there may be occasions when:
  • You will handle challenging situations; alongside the team, as project issues present / need resolution
  • Extended hours are required to ensure deadlines are met. - You will travel e.g. to engage with customers, suppliers, support off-site deliverables etc
  • Role instability as one project concludes, and others start
  • The wage will be between £220 - £290 dependent on experience and previous qualifications

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