Apprentice Project Officer (Developing Skills Team) EDUCATION BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP W BERKSHIRE LTD

EBP are looking for a Project Officer to join their team. A busy, varied position where you would be trained to liaise with schools, colleges & businesses to develop and deliver work related learning activities, engage volunteers/secure work experience placements, and all the administration around this to get a successful project up and running!

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary shown is pro-rata, this role is working 38 weeks a year. Salary is £8 an hour for the first 12 months of the apprenticeship, followed by the national living wage thereafter.

  • Working week

    35 Hours per week for 38 weeks per year (West Berkshire school term time), typical working hours between 8:30 - 4:30pm, but flexible to the needs of the business.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Work closely with colleagues in the Developing Skills team to gain an understanding of students’ requirements and programme objectives.
  • Supporting Project officers delivering events in schools and colleges.
  • Supporting and working with the DST Admin team to find business volunteers, the prepping of event resources and data entry.
  • Contacting relevant businesses via telephone, email, via networking events etc to engage them with EBP’s work to assist with successful delivery across multiple projects.
  • Updating trackers and databases regularly to ensure visibility of progress towards targets/ against delivery plan.
  • Following up on contacts made through networking events/ e-shots/ other meetings etc to engage volunteers/secure work experience placements.
  • Other duties as required, for example: administration of work experience projects, administrative support to colleagues, generating placement descriptions, generating, and sending correspondence etc.
  • Liaise with schools, colleges, and businesses to develop and deliver work related learning activities as set out in the annual programme.
  • Work with other internal and external stakeholders to deliver effective events.
  • Carry out all aspects of event/workshop booking, preparation, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Lead workshop/activity delivery to student groups of a variety of ages whether face-to-face or virtually.
  • Work collectively with other members of the EBP to develop strategies to ensure the ongoing success of the company.
  • Keep colleagues informed of relevant changes to legislation or local contacts as they apply to your immediate area of responsibility.

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will work toward the Level 4 Associate Project Manager Standard. This would be through blended learning, monthly tutor led group sessions, guided self-study/online learning and 1-1 reviews. 

Funtional skills maths and English Level 2 would be delivered if required through online or in person study.

Apprentices are required to achieve a suitable level of knowledge as part of their development such that they achieve an IPMA Level D qualification or APM Project Management Qualification, prior to their EPA.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This is a fixed term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship.

On-going training and development are encouraged and supported.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 or equal, or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 or equal, or above) Essential

Things to consider

Clean full driving licence and own transport is essential . Successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check. 2 weeks to be worked on agreed dates within school holiday periods, with an allowance for 2 weeks to be taken off during term time.

About the employer

Education Business Partnership work with young people to deliver a wide range of initiatives designed to build confidence, raise aspirations and help them prepare to join the world of work.




Church End

Church Road, Shaw


RG14 2DR

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Training provider


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


Rachel Eaves

07922 426414

Apprenticeship standard

Associate project manager

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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

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