Project Management Degree Apprenticeship Office of Water Services (OFWAT)
Ofwat are delighted to launch their first-degree apprenticeships in 2024. We want to invest in our future. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to apply to and get a fully sponsored project management degree (no need to rack up any student debt) with Exeter university and start on a competitive salary.
Closing date: 03 Mar 2024
Excellent employer pension contributions. 25 days’ annual leave (increasing to 30 with each year of service) plus bank holidays and an extra 2.5 days of privilege leave. Flexible working arrangements that suit your lifestyle
Total hours per week: 37.0
Possible start date
09 Sep 2024
02 Feb 2024
Level 6 (Degree with honours)
What you will do in your working day
Over the 3.5 years you will get to know Ofwat well and have the opportunity to support work in two of our teams Major projects and Rapid, you'll be able to apply the theory you learn at university and put into practice in your day to day role.
You will be given the opportunity to support and lead on interesting internal and external projects over your apprenticeship, gaining more responsibility for projects over the course of your program. You will be working on projects that will make a difference to the water sector.
You will be supported throughout your program by your people leader, mentor/ buddy, Early Careers partner and university. On your 3.5 year journey you will learn the technical skills on the job, the theory at university and the soft skills with regular internal training sessions throughout the year with your cohort.
You’ll also have the opportunity to work with other apprentices and colleagues and early career professionals across the regulatory industry.
The training you will be getting
We have partnered with Exeter university for this program, the apprenticeship will be delivered in a blended approach, both online and on campus.
On successful completion, apprentices will gain the following Qualifications:
- L6 Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship
- BSc (Hons) Project Management
- International Project Management Association (IPMA) Level D qualification
- CMI Level 5 Certificate in Project Management
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
Over the three years you will get to know Ofwat well and have the opportunity to support work in two of our teams Major projects and Rapid, you'll be able to apply the theory you learn at university and put into practice in your day to day role.
We hope you will work your way from Business support to Associate whilst on the apprenticeship programme. On sucessful completion of your apprenticeship we will be supporting you with making the next step in your career to Senior Associate. Business support/ Associate/ Senior Associate refer to Ofwat's specefic bands.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
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:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Project manager (integrated degree)
Level 6 (Degree with honours)
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
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