Hours of Work: Monday – Thursday 0830 -1630 – Friday 0830 – 1600 – 37 hours per week
We are looking to recruit a Project Management Administration Apprentice, who will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day of project management tasks. You will interact with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure that accurate information is obtained in a timely way. You will assist in the implementation of Business Improvement projects, playing a key role in the development, implementation and transition of initiatives.
TT2 Limited, the operator of the iconic Tyne Tunnels, has recently completed a large-scale transition from its historic toll plazas to an open road tolling-based operation, effectively becoming an online business for our customers. TT2 helps the 55,000+ customers who use the Tyne Tunnels each day to have the best journey experience possible and we have an exciting opportunity for a Project Management apprentice to join our team at our premises in North Tyneside.
The Project Administration Apprentice will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day of project management tasks. They will interact with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure that accurate information is obtained in a timely way. They will assist in the implementation of Business Improvement projects, playing a key role in the development, implementation and transition of initiatives.
- Tracking of project budgets and expenditures
- Setting up project meetings/venues and project communication
- Handle the minute-taking at meetings
- Assist with the set up and review of project plans
- Track and update project progress via PM software and Microsoft365
- Assist with project transition through the Business Improvement and product lifecycles
- Maintain project compliance standards
- Support the Data analytics team
- Collate and compile project update reports
- Participate in stakeholder engagement activities
- Liaise with and chase for updates and information from stakeholders and project managers
- Support the creation of documents and processes within Business Improvement procedures
- Support in testing and quality management processes
- Identifying and managing risks, issues and dependencies
- Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Team to provide project progress updates to the organisation
- Other reasonable duties directed by the Business Improvement Manager including report preparation and general associated duties
The Project Administration Apprentice must:
- take reasonable care for their own health and safety
- consider the safety of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions
- work in accordance with information and training provided
- refrain from intentionally misusing or recklessly interfering with anything that has been provided for health and safety reasons
- report any hazardous defects in plant and equipment, or shortcomings in the existing safety arrangements, to a responsible person without delay
- not undertake any task for which authorisation and/or training has not been given
- use Personal Protective Equipment provided to them in accordance with the training given to them and the instructions respecting its use
As a Project Management Apprentice, you will attend Access Training one day per month for the first 12 months of your programme, after the first year, you will attend Access Training, once per fortnight. You will work towards achieving the Project Management Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.
What qualifications do applicants need to have?
- Must have achieved GCSEs grade C / 4 or above in both Mathematics and English as well as 3 other subjects at or above this grade too. A Levels would be advantageous, however, not essential.
- High proficiency with PC systems including Microsoft Office packages specifically Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint & Word.
- Basic knowledge of the principles of project management, would be advantageous, however, not essential
- Understanding of risk management or the difference between risks and issues, would be advantageous, however, not essential
On completion of your apprenticeship, you will have many transferable skills. The standard wage for a Project Manager is in £40k plus. A project manager can work in the public sector, in private companies, or on a self-employed or freelance consulting basis.
- You must have the ability to communicate with all levels of staff and management and demonstrate influencing skills.
- Be a team player who contributes beyond the immediate functional responsibility.
- Be proactive with a deep-seated commitment to continuous improvement.
- Have excellent communication skills both written and oral.
- Be flexible and approachable, remaining good-humoured under pressure
- Have strong prioritisation skills and ability to deliver under pressure