Apprentice Project Coordinator Shadbolt

This is an apprentice role for an individual who wants to gain the skills and knowledge to become a project coordinator. The apprenticeship will see the individual learning the entire business as they move through each of the departments, applying their learning as they work towards running their own projects.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm with a 30 minutes lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The individual will be given comprehensive training in all aspects of the business and will be supported throughout their training period.

Once working in project coordination full time, the individual will be responsible for running projects  successfully, supplying the highest quality products on time, while providing our customers with great customer service.

Key characteristics of the individual are:

  • Attention to detail. The projects have a high technical element to them to enable us to guide our customers and ensure compliance.
  • Clear and timely communication. Both internal and external stakeholders require clear communications in order for successful project delivery.
  • Developing and meeting delivery plans. The project coordinator will need to manage their own time in order to deliver projects on time and to budget.
  • Risk management. Identify high risk areas for the Cost, Quality and Delivery of projects and provide mitigation actions to prevent adverse impacts.

Once the apprentice has completed gaining experience of the whole business and in the Project Coordination department they will be expected to:

  • Work with the customer to develop a delivery plan.
  • Keep the customer up to date as the project progresses.
  • Convert the customers design requirements into a compliant and workable specification.
  • Highlight any specification, delivery or business risks and develop plans to minimise impacts.
  • Create manufacturing instructions using the system for the production team.
  • See and monitor the project into production through to delivery to customer.
  • Ensure customer supplied materials are logged and kept safely for return at the end of the project.

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

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Associate Project Manager Level 4 apprenticeship standard.
  • Qualifications include: Association for Project Management Level 4 Project Management Qualification 
  • Apprentices will need to attend college at Colchester Institute twice a month for the first 6 months and then once every 3 months for the remaining duration of the programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship will see the employee gaining experience across multiple disciplines and departments across the business and as such, this role opens career opportunities in multiple different business disciplines from project management and leadership, to technical and quality roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent maths and English (Grade 9-5/A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent design and technology (Grade 9-5/A*-C) Desired

Things to consider

The role is largely a desk-based role, however the introduction is across multiples departments including production, and therefore there is an expectation of some hands on work within a factory environment. There are instances of infrequent UK travel to meet with clients, which may involve staying overnight dependant on location. Once probationary period is successfully completed employees are entitled to join the pension, Employee Assistance Programme, private healthcare and employee discounts schemes and the all-important Christmas Turkey that is given to all of our employees each year! Holiday entitlement of 20 days per year, plus bank holidays and Christmas to new year break (determined annually).

About the employer

Shadbolt is a manufacturer of high-end, bespoke, doors and panelling, that can be seen in such prestigious project as The Shard, Apple’s new HQ, and the Battersea Power Station Development, to name but a few! As market leaders we are proud of our record of continually pushing to raise standards in our industry and ensure our fire door designs, along with our un-rivalled technical knowledge, we put residents and occupiers first, so that they can feel safe and secure when they see our Shadbolt seal. Established over 130 years ago and now based in Braintree, our aim throughout our existence has always been to combine the skill of the craftsman with the very latest in raw material development and machinery technology, to provide our customers with the most innovative products on the market. We employ around 100 people from estimators to production staff and project managers who all support our customers along their journey with us on each and every project. Shadbolt’s is a family business and has been run by a member of the Shadbolt family since it was established but today, this family business is far more than the name above the door, it is about the family of employees that help steer the business each and every day, a real family ethos that runs through everything we do and of which we are very proud.




7 Springwood Drive




You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider



Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team

01206 712043

Apprenticeship standard

Associate project manager

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023