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Apprentice Project Manager - Education Sector

Direct Digital
Premier House, Premier Way, Poulton-Le-Fylde, FY6 8JP
£15,000.00 annually
Closing date
28 Oct 2021

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Business / Management
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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A well-established "Out Of Home" TV network that is present in UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, across the Caribbean & North America comprising of Schools, Medical Centre's, Hospitals & Hotels.

This role will be working within the Education department and will be based at the Poulton Le Fylde office. We have an opportunity for a driven, focused, and inspiring Schools Engagement Representativeto join the team, and also train within Project Management.

This role is extremely unique, as the successful candidate will be working towards achieving the Level 4 Associate Project Manager qualification, and will be developing, managing, and maintaining projects to continually develop the growth of the business.

As a School EngagementRepresentative, your role will be to contribute in enaging with school leaders (Head Teachers, Deputy Heads, School Bursars etc.)and successfully promoting the 'Mood Tracker' system. This system is a new, and exciting piece of equipment which enables schools to track the mood of pupils throughout the day, ensuring their well-being, safety, and ability to learn in a supportive environment.

You will be an excellent communicator, with superior people skills who is comfortable presenting the business, the 'Mood Tracker' package,and any other services. The goal is to help the company grow by engaging with new schools across England, Wales & Scotland, developing accounts, managing projects, and continually delivering a service, which is second to none.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Develop & manage projects across the education sector,to nurture new &existing schoolaccounts, and win new contracts
  • Co-ordinating diaries for generated meetings & ensuring that the Media Manager has the relevant information for the meeting
  • Remaining fully aware of your projects - including product and service information
  • Giving a full overview of all projects, products & services to existing & prospective clients across the sector, to maximise business opportunities
  • Using a variety of platformsas an effect marketing & networking tool - always looking for opportunities to generate new connections
  • Following up with new school enquiries that come in via the website, social media and over the phone
  • Ensuring that schoolsare familiar with the process, from first engagement, through to completion of contract and installation of equipment
  • Engaging with, and building long term relationships with, local authority schools, multi academy trusts and independent schoolsat a seniorlevel to gain multi-site deals
  • Liaise with Head of Media to project manage areas/sites efficiently

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent, proved sales/customer service expereince
  • Good knowledge of relevant computer programs (e.g. CRM software LinkedIn) and telephone systems
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to learn about products and services and describe/explain them
  • Ability to follow site requirements (e.g number schools within the multi academy trust, geographical locations etc.)
  • Candidates must be willing to work towards the Level 4 Associate Project Manager qualification as part of the role
  • Candidates should have a flexible approach, be used to working to deadlines, and to targets
  • Candidates need to be excellent, effective communicators as the role is working with schools across the country. Ideally, you will have a professional attitude and approach towards work, and the qualification, and be keen to progress within their career

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English

Future prospects

  • Excellent career progression opportunities are available for the right candidate
  • Career progression & other opportunitieswithin the businessare also available

Things to consider

  • Candidates will be working towards the Level 4 Associate Project Manager qualification which is funded by the employer. The initial salary is £15,000 per year, plus bonus / commission structure for the duration of the Apprenticeship
  • Upon completion of the Apprenticeship the salary will increase based upon performance
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