Project Support Apprentice

11th November 2020
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AlphaPlus Head Office, Castlefield, Manchester

Salary £15,000

Closing date Tuesday 1 December 2020

We have an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to build a career in project support and management in the education sector, to join us as a project support apprentice.  No previous experience is required to be eligible for this role. 

The project support apprentice will support project managers in the administration of their projects, helping to ensure that the agreed project plans are implemented to time, budget and quality.

This is an interesting and varied role providing administrative support to members of your project team, contract workers and customers to enable them to carry out their own roles.  You will provide a consistent point of contact and will also be involved in maintaining and updating project documentation, arranging meetings, collating materials and supporting company events.

To be eligible, it is essential that you have good GCSEs in English and Mathematics and can work well with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel. 

We are looking for candidates who also have:

  • a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • an ability to work to deadlines with limited supervision.
  • good communication skills and numeracy to support the team and work with customers
  • recognition of the importance of and commitment to delivering excellent customer service.

Full on-the-job training and support will be provided to the right candidate.  In addition you will register on the L3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship with the Apprentice Academy, Manchester.

The successful applicant will be joining our core team of 27 staff normally based in the head office. The working days are Monday to Friday.  The office is COVID-19 secure. Time spent in the office may be limited for the time being, in which case full support will be provided for you to be able to work from home. 

Benefits include 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus statutory holidays, a bonus scheme and pension scheme.

If you are interested in this job and consider you meet the criteria, we will be pleased to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Andy Lewis, Field Research Manager, by email, , who will arrange a convenient time to discuss the role with you.

The job description and person specification are located here and the application form here.

To apply, please send the completed application form together with a CV and covering statement setting out how you meet the criteria for this role, to by Tuesday 1 December 2020. The CV and covering statement comprise important elements of the selection process. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant for completion.

AlphaPlus is committed to providing equal opportunities to all and has an inclusive approach to recruitment, selection and employment. 

Demographic details requested as part of our monitoring process are not used in our selection process. You are invited to download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form located here and return it encrypted to or by post, marked Confidential, to Tom Hooley, AlphaPlus, Albert Mill, 10 Hulme Hall Road, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4JY.

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