Project Support Apprenticeship (Level 4) Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Project management is about using processes, methods, skills, and knowledge to achieve specific project objectives. These apprenticeships will support various projects within the Technology & Digital Transformation service and Schools Organisation team to understand the approval, assurance and management of projects.

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

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60 to £22,010.56

    Paid National Minimum Wage - Receive 26 holiday days + 8 bank holidays Access to Local Government Pension scheme Access to subsided public transport

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    The working week is usually: Monday to Thursday - 8.30am - 5.00pm Friday - 8.30am - 4.30pm Flexible/hybrid working is required.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Key Tasks

  • Support projects and programmes
  • Provide support to manage risk of project
  • Contract management and procurement
  • Project budgets and finance
  • Produce routine basic information in response to a request
  • Help others in dealing with enquiries from customers
  • Keeping project documentation up to date
  • Taking minutes of project meetings
  • Assisting with data input and processing using electronic systems
  • General administrative duties – to support project work

The training you will be getting

  • You will attend a training provider, usually on day release, to gain a Level 4 qualification in project management
  • Attend an Apprentice Induction
  • Gain a health & safety qualification
  • Attend enrichment activities to enhance your knowledge eg interview techniques, health & wellbeing, finance, disability awareness
  • Have the chance to attend marketing events and also take part in activities during National Apprenticeship Week

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Gain a Level 4 Project management apprenticeship
  • 2 years work experience in the public sector
  • Personal support to seek employment 4 months from the apprenticeship ending
  • The apprenticeship programme has a high retention rate as there are many opportunities to gain employment within the council.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Resilience


GCSE or equivalent 2 x other subjects (Grade 4-9, or A*-C, or Level 2 equiv) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4-9, or A*-C, or Level 2 equiv) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9, or A*-C, or Level 2 equiv) Essential
A Level or equivalent x1 any subject (Grade A*-E or level 3 equivalent) Essential

About the employer

Wakefield Council is a local authority who provides many services to the citizens of Wakefield and the surrounding district. We are an ambitious, high achieving and low spending council, delivering value for money through efficiency and innovation. Continuous improvements to our high quality services means we need to employ talented and dedicated individuals to support our existing workforce.


Wakefield Metropolitan District Council


Wakefield One

Burton Street



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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Once the closing date has passed shortlisting will take place. Interview invites will be sent to successful shortlisted applicants. Unsuccessful applicants will be signposted to other opportunities.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Jun 2024