The role will involve work based and academic learning in how to support Project Management services on design and construction works within a value band of circa £10k to £20m.
You will work closely with the Capital Projects Team, Design Team, Engineering Services Team, and Property and Space Group along with external contractors and our internal construction company (ULCCO-SP Ltd). You will also work alongside colleagues in finance, legal services, procurement, maintenance and facilities management.
You will support the project and financial management of individual schemes. This will include assisting with the preparation of feasibility studies, budgets and estimates, along with tender and procurement management. You will learn how expenditure is managed within agreed budgets, and how accurate project cash flow forecasts are provided to assist the Finance Department. You will learn how the financial planning process is used to secure the necessary funding.
On projects you will report to an experienced FRCS lead who will give you clear guidance and instructions. Until then later stages of your apprenticeship you will not be expected to take direct responsibility for a project.
The successful candidate will spend time supporting work in the areas below:
- Capital projects including major new builds
- Design Group projects including refurbishments, alterations and renewals
- Engineering services projects including new infrastructure and electrical and mechanical installations
- Property team projects including disposals, acquisitions and space utilisation
You will learn the importance to Project Managers of Health and Safety. The need for sustainable solutions and how to improve the environment.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
- Proficient in English and mathematics and at least one Science
- Able to attend to detail
- Careful and diligent in your work
- Honesty, conscientiousness, resilience, enthusiasm, love of learning
- We are looking for someone who can demonstrate that they are self-motivated (have held down a part time job) and are actively involved outside of academic life (sports team, community work, etc.)
To be considered for this programme, Aston University expects that applicants will have/are predicted to achieve three A Levels at CCC or above, or equivalent BTECs.Other qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis.Future prospects
The opportunity to progress within FRCS as you learn and develop and ultimately to be retained by the university as a Graduate Project Manager.Things to consider
It won't be easy, you will have to work hard, you will have to be prepared to put many hours of personal study in outside of work and university.