Associate Project Manager Higher Apprentice Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

As Project Manager you will oversee project development from planning to completion, performing various tasks, including; defining project scope and timescales, budget management, managing resources, quality assurance, risk management, engaging stakeholders, managing project change and analysis of results.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £149.85 - £260.85

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Associate Project Manager Higher Apprentice

As an Associate Project Management Apprentice, you will:  

  • Take on a wide variety of responsibilities, supporting key project progress meetings
  • Learn core processes including management of risks and issues, as well as document and financial management
  • Oversee effective reporting and take responsibility for the delivery of elements of key projects
  • Support project managers to resolve any issues

This scheme will give you the skills you need to take your project management career further.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Great team players
  • Committed to solving problems 
  • Have good attention to detail
  • Open to new ideas and keen to learn
  • Not afraid to ask questions
  • Ready to rise to new challenges

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Professional attitude
  • A commitment to learning new skills.

Qualifications required

  • A level standard education or equivalent and hold a minimum of 120 UCAS points
  • (Minimum) English and Maths GCSE A - C or equivalent
  • Candidates MUST produce certificates

Future prospects

Although there is no guarantee of a position at the end of the apprenticeship, we have excellent conversions of apprentices into full-time permanent employment with ourselves, and with other organisations.

About the employer

  • Many thousands of people benefit from the services provided by Stockport Council.
  • Everything we do helps to make Stockport 'cleaner, greener, safer and stronger'.


Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council


Stopford House




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Training provider

This Higher apprenticeship is at Level 4 and will take approx. 24 months to complete.

  • Project management principles - including business cases, objectives, delivery, lessons learnt, project plans, reviews and scope and scheduling
  • Governance and stakeholder management - including organisational structures and responsibilities and stakeholder perspectives, interests and influence
  • Leadership and communications - including vision and values, collaboration, motivation, team management, conflict resolution and negotiating skills
  • Financial management - including benefits management, budgets, cost control and performance tracking and management
  • Resource and quality management - including resource analysis, allocation and acceptance and quality assurance, improvements and standards
  • Risk and issue management - including identifying and prioritising threats and opportunities, mitigating and minimising impacts and optimising benefits
  • Contract management and procurement - including nature of contracts, procurement processes and legal and ethical principles

Apprentices will achieve the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Level D qualification.  

Upon comencement, apprentices may become student members of the Association for Project Management (APM). Apprentices will become eligible for progression to associate membership upon successful completition of the apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeship standard

Project Management > Associate Project Manager

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council


Tony Kay 0161 474 2355

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Closing date: today