Project Manager Apprentice - Beckton THAMES WATER UTILITIES LIMITED

Joining our Project Management team, you’ll undergo a formal apprenticeship through workplace learning that will equip you to lead multi-million-pound infrastructure projects. You’ll work towards becoming a Project Manager at the end of the programme, where we’ll continue to grow and develop you into our next generation of leaders.

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

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,000.00

    You’ll also receive 24 days holiday, pension and other benefits.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000226063

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As part of our Capital Delivery team. You’ll gain experience in the project life cycle, from receiving the solution to handing over completed projects to our Operations colleagues. Your degree programme will help you learn transferable skills, including: 

  • Budgeting and cost management
  • Conflict management
  • Communication
  • Earned value management
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Procurement
  • Sponsorship
  • Teamwork  

You’ll be working with experienced Project Managers to develop your understanding and application of the Thames Water five-stage process for planning and delivering projects on time and within budget. You’ll maintain and monitor progress and performance and lead analysis to identify and proactively address issues and opportunities to do even better.  

You’ll develop a good understanding of the Health and Safety, OFWAT, Drinking Water Inspectorate and Environment Agency requirements. You’ll develop your communication and engagement skills as you build meaningful relationships with stakeholders, ensuring that projects are delivered to time, cost and quality standards. The learning curve will be challenging, and you’ll be given the opportunity to develop and grow throughout the apprenticeship. As a result, after a short time, you could be leading projects to meet our commitment to become Carbon Net Zero by 2030. 

The training you will be getting

As part of your apprenticeship programme, you’ll study the relevant project management degree through University of Cumbria for 1 day a week to gain the theoretical background to your degree via virtual delivery, with occasional face to face delivery on campus in Lancaster. You will also achieve an Association of Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification on your journey to achieving Chartered status. Apprentices will achieve a BSc Honours degree in Project Management.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You’ll work towards becoming a Project Manager at the end of the programme, where we’ll continue to grow and develop you into our next generation of leaders.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Logical thinker, Focused, Well organised, Time management, Dedication to succeed

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent n/a (Grade Equivalent 96 UCAS points) Essential

About the employer

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km’s of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.

Employer

THAMES WATER UTILITIES LIMITED

Address

Jenkins Lane

Barking

IG11 0AD

Contact

joinourfamily@thameswater.co.uk

0118 952 0101

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Training

Training provider

THE UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Project manager (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

Completed application form and attach CV.

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

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024