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Project Manager Apprenticeship

Company Name:
Babcock International
Apprenticeship Framework/Standard:
Project Management Level 4
Date Posted:
28 May 2019
Vacancy Type:
Working Hours:
Monday to Friday 9-5
Job Advert

Apprentice Project Manager (Level 4 Project Manager) x 2

Babcock International Group

Cosham, Hampshire

Duration 15 Month Fixed Term Contract – Opportunity to become Permanent

Salary £16,000

*Please note, if successful, you will need to be available on the 24th July 2019 to attend an Interview/Assessment Day.

Imagine a career working for a company that has been in business for more than a century, who are an industry expert and are trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering support, technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training

Babcock support customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

The purpose of the role is to provide project management delivery support to one or more Projects or Programmes within the Babcock IS team. Line managed by a senior delivery manager (PMO Manager or Portfolio Manager), and on a day to day basis, reporting to one or more Project Managers (PMs).

Job Responsibilities

Project Management Office Support:

Get to understand the project delivery process through supporting the PMO

  • Support continuous improvement activities through documenting changes to project delivery processes
  • Support cross-portfolio project assurance activities

Project Manager Support:

Learn how projects are run through supporting an experienced project manager

  • Support the PM in setting up then tracking progress against the project plan
  • Provide analysis support to identify and maintain project data including stakeholders, sites and assets.
  • Manage project control processes on behalf of the PM including issues and risks management, change management, resource management, requirements management and financial management.
  • Maintain project / programme information via sharepoint sites
  • Raise purchase orders
  • Provide admin support to project / programme meetings, for example weekly project meetings and monthly programme boards. Duties to include meeting scheduling, material submission, minutes, actions recording and tracking
  • Ad hoc reporting for PM as required
Project / Workpackage delivery:

Build your knowledge of project management through personally delivering workpackages of projects or standalone small projects.

  • Liaise with internal suppliers to create project plans in the Microsoft Project Server tool; track progress against schedule and financial baselines
  • Provide customers with project or workstream reports
  • Set up then execute project controls according to Babcock IS standards
  •  Any other duties as deemed necessary to achieve department goals.
Person Specification

Qualification and Experience:

  • Educated to minimum of Level 3 (A-Level or equivalent) with A-C/9-4 in GCSE Maths and English or the Functional Skills equivalent.
  • Experience of Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Demonstrates passion for supporting customers
  • Demonstrates ability to :
    * organise yourself and others
    * prioritise requests and tasks
    * think creatively and find ways to solve problems
    * analyse and manage complex data sets
    * write clear, structured and accurate documentation
    * communicate clearly and effectively to customers and suppliers via phone, email and face to face
    * learn new processes and systems
    * follow standard procedures and rules
    * manage financial information

Key Behavioural Competencies:

  • Ability to self-manage workload
  • Accountable – owns, communicates and delivers
  • Customer Focus – puts the customer as the centre of focus
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Flexible, can do attitude
  • Confidence to interact effectively with senior personnel from different functions
  • High quality output and accuracy
Attendance Required

This is an apprenticeship delivered through Highbury College, Portsmouth. Attendance one day per week will be required to complete the qualification. An assessor will attend the workplace every 8 weeks to assist with the completion of the work based training consisting of written assignments, professional observations, discussions a multiple choice exam and a 3 hour written exam as well as a final end point assessment/discussion. The apprenticeship qualification will last 15 months.

Travel Requirements

Occasional travel may be required with some overnight stays away from home.
Security Criteria to be achieved:
SC Clearance

Interview and Assessment

You will be contacted by Highbury College concerning your application. If successful you will invited into an Assessment and Interview Day at Babcock offices in Portsmouth 24th July 2019. This day will consist of group and individual tasks as well as an interview.