Junior Project Management Apprentice - Manchester (M50) - 7376

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Employer description:

We are Cetus. For the last fifteen years, we have been making technology challenges seem simple. We understand the power IT has in accelerating your businesses ability to achieve desired outcomes, and the importance of getting it right for your ever-increasingly IT-reliant workforce.We believe that people, passion and partnerships are the key to a successful business. So much so, at Cetus, we adopt an open and accessible approach when it comes to the people throughout the business.

Job overview:

My client is fast growing VMware and Citrix Partner, and they are looking for a highly organised and efficient candidate to join them as a Junior Project Management Apprentice. As Junior Project Management Apprentice, excellent communication skills will be required, as you will run small to medium projects on your own, with guidance and support from the Project Manager(s) as required for larger projects. On occasions, you will be required to assist the Project Managers to plan, execute, and close larger projects according to strict deadlines and within budget.

Starting with a 15-18 month Junior Project Management Apprenticeship, consisting of training in small groups and work-based assessments, covering Agile Foundation, Principles of Project Management, Planning, Risk and Quality Management.

Main role / Responsibilities [will include but not be limited to]:

Project Control and Management of small to medium sized business projects, including project budget management

The Junior Project Manager will communicate clearly and concisely with diverse audiences, in both oral and written contexts, (so you must be comfortable giving and receiving feedback)

Documentation: you will be expected to compile, create and deliver quality customer facing documentation based on the Cetus current project process and procedures

Driving through any obstacles that may affect the services we offer and to escalate any matters to senior management that you are unable to resolve

Administration: Processing Travel, Job Packs and Excellent Diary Management

Desired qualities, skills and knowledge:

  • Proficient in MS Word - Formatting of documents, tracking of changes, layouts, inserting tables and general features
  • Proficient in MS Excel - Updating and creation of formulated tables, pivot table experience would be good but not essential and general excel featuresAccuracy and attention to detailExcellent verbal and written communication skills suitable for a range of audiences
  • Ability to multitask and switch focus quickly
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines
  • An ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • A strong desire to be successful and a can-do attitude

Desired qualification requirements:

Any A Level or a Level 3 in a similar subject Or holds an existing project management qualification

Working week:

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5:30pm, (1 hour unpaid for lunch to be taken between 12pm and 2pm)

37.5hours per week [all details will be confirmed with the employer]

Salary: £17,500 per annum

While completing the apprenticeship, the apprentice will work to gain the following qualification:

Associate Project Manager Level 4 through APM, IPMA Level D through APM and Prince2 Agile Foundation through Axelos

Benefits of the role/ Future prospects:

Why Cetus

Here at Cetus, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our expanding team. Our team are constantly striving to make a difference - whatever the role - in delivering transformational IT services to UK businesses. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, where you can make a real difference; then we are sure you are going to love it here. We will not only invest in your development, but also provide a great, supportive environment for you to grow, develop, and fulfill your potential.

With their head office based in the heart of Salford Quays; they pride themselves in having an energetic, and fresh office culture. With such benefits as:

BYBO (Book You Birthday Off) - you get an extra days annual leave for your holiday if working

Competitive annual leave Quarterly team night outs

Beer O’Clock - Our beer fridge opens from 2pm on a Friday

Recognition scheme - FMYG

Cetus Club - annual trip to a European hot spot for an all-expenses paid trip for nominated employees

Fresh FruitRegular charity office events

Competitive pension scheme

Important Information:

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.

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