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Apprentice Project Manager West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services; to become part of a team where everyone plays their part in making West Yorkshire Safer. We are currently seeking a Project Management Apprentice to join our expanding team.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £17,842 to £18,933 per annum

  • Working week

    37 hours Monday to Friday (Flexible working is available)

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work within the WYFRS Project Framework processes and protocols.
  • Support development and updating of project documentation including timelines, project status reports, change control documents, risk / issue / decision logs and evaluation reports in consultation with the Senior Project Manager.
  • Use the provided ICT software to develop and update project documentation.
  • Support the development of key deliverables utilising the SMART objectives approach.
  • Understand the scope of the project.
  • Be aware of organisational impacts of change.
  • Identify potential stakeholders and support development of a
  • Stakeholder Engagement Strategy and Communications Plan.
  • Arrange meetings and support communications with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure all project stakeholders named within project forms are current accounting for role changes.
  • Support the establishment of internal and external dependencies resulting from or impacting on projects.
  • Monitor the project to ensure that the objectives are delivered on time, within budget and to the agreed levels of quality so that the business benefits will be realised.
  • Contribute towards completion of impact assessments.
  • Produce accurate and precise documentation.
  • Attend meetings and work flexibly, autonomously and without supervision when required.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Project Management L4

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To be discussed upon completion

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 9-4 (A-C)) Desired

Things to consider

Experience of effective communication with others using various methods of communication. (Essential). Experience of using ICT equipment, software and data input. (Essential). Basic knowledge of why and how project management is used. (Desirable). Knowledge of using MS Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook . (Essential). Knowledge of SharePoint. (Desirable). Excellent literacy and numeracy skills, attention to detail and ability to produce high quality documentation. (Essential). Ability to communicate effectively both verbally (face to face and over the telephone) and in writing to build positive relationships at all levels. (Essential). Well organised, has an eye for detail and achieves high standards. (Essential). Problem solving skills, initiative and ability to consider options to deal with issues. (Essential). Absolute discretion when dealing with confidential or sensitive matters. (Essential). Demonstrate commitment to good data quality within all areas of work. (Essential). Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of equality and diversity to WYFRS as an employer and service provider. (Essential). Experience in a customer service environment. (Desirable).

About the employer

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority is responsible for the county’s fire and rescue service, which serves a population of more than two million people spread over almost 800 square miles.


West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service


Oakroyd Hall

Bradford Road


BD11 2DY

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Training provider




01422 418430

Apprenticeship standard

Associate project manager

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022