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Apprentice Project Manager SJ HARPER PROJECTS LTD

An exciting opportunity to join our team as a Project Manager. If you are meticulous and ambitious, like the prospect of working for a small and busy organisation, this could be for you. You will work as part of a team to oversee the delivery of projects from brief to completion and liaise with clients from initial briefings stages and be main point of contact throughout.

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Closing date: 05 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm, inclusive with a 1/2hr lunch break. May be required to work such additional hours as may be necessary for the proper performance of duties without extra remuneration.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work as part of a team to oversee the delivery of projects from brief to completion
  • Liaise with clients from initial briefings stages and be main point of contact throughout
  • Organise and arrange resource to achieve delivery
  • Contacting sub-contractors required to complete projects and meeting on site to discuss works.
  • Liaise with commercial team on costings/variations
  • Liaise with buying team to purchase materials
  • Manage program of works for the project
  • Coordinate & manage external service suppliers
  • Liaise with sub-contractors to provide relevant H&S documentation – risk assessments/method statements
  • Aiding and helping project management team
  • Daily site checks, liaising with site teams, to help/discuss site problems

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

You will study the full syllabus of the level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship comprising 12 units including scope management, budgeting, project life cycle, risk management, project quality, schedule & resource management and project procurement.

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom teaching, practical workshops and independent learning/self-study.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion a permanent project manager role will be considered with potential for progression into senior project management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Ability to work under pressure, Working to specific deadlines, Self motivated, Excellent work ethic, Ambitious


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C) and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C) and above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Role requires the candidate to occasionally work away from home wherever a project may be installed – We currently work in the midlands but have work in the pipeline to potentially work nationwide. There maybe a requirement to stay away from home on the odd occasion, but not for prolonged periods. Full English Driving licence and car is essential in line with the responsibilities of the role, travel between sites will be necessary. Fuel card will be provided.

About the employer

Internal commercial fitout company, carrying out construction works to offices, restaurants, warehouses, hospitals, schools, hotels, gyms, factories.




Unit 30

Third Exhibition Avenue


B40 1PU

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Training provider



Nadia Davies

0121 678 7148

Apprenticeship standard

Associate project manager

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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