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The University of Manchester has currently embarked on an ambitious £400+ million construction project to create a new engineering campus to support innovative teaching and learning and cutting-edge research. The new campus will be the size of approximately 11 football pitches and will support almost 7,000 students and 1,300 members of staff.
IT Services at the University of Manchester are currently seeking a driven and enthusiastic individual for a Project Management Apprentice position to assist with the implementation of a large-scale IT infrastructure project as part of the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD).
You will be working alongside experienced IT Programme and Project Managers to define, document and carry out a wide variety of projects or sub-projects for the MECD programme. As part of the apprenticeship, you will gain experience of working across all phases of the project lifecycle.
Main responsibilities: [Dependent on the assignment, the general duties include:]
• Defines, documents and safely executes small-scale projects, or sub-projects, actively participating in all phases of the project. Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project.
• Prepares and maintains realistic project schedules and quality plans and tracks all activities against them, providing regular and accurate reports to senior management, and client/user management as appropriate.
• Reports progress on business readiness targets, business engagement activity, training design and deployment activities, key operational metrics and return to productivity measures.
• Monitors costs, timescales and resources used, and takes action where these deviate from agreed tolerances.
• Assists the user community in provision of transition support and change planning, and liaises with the project team.
• Ensures that own projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and actioned. Produces appropriate documentation to support these processes.
• A passion for Project Management, preferably within an IT environment, and a desire to work in a customer-facing role
• The ability to establish good working relationships by being an effective and sensitive communicator with stakeholders from a broad range of backgrounds
• An understanding of the importance of maintaining a customer focus by regularly checking in with the customer when taking actions or making decisions
• A high attention to detail
• The ability to represent IT Services in a professional and courteous manner
• The ability to work under pressure and prioritise accordingly
• Excellent written skills, e.g. reports, emails, etc.
• Any A-Level or a Level 3 in a similar subject
• Or holds an existing project management qualification
Monday to Friday,
1 hour lunch,
35 hours a week.
• 6-month increment upon successful progress with academic and professional activities
• A generous annual leave allowance
• A defined benefits pension scheme
• Subsidised car parking
QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.
To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.