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Tideway: Associate Project Manager Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

Monday, August 2, 2021



Jacobs currently have an opportunity for an Associate Project Manager Apprentice within their MPPG (Major Programmes and Projects Group) Project Management team based in Central London, seconded to the Thames Tideway project.  This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to work towards achieving a Level 4 Project Management qualification, with the role starting in August 2021.

The apprenticehship will run over 18 months. The successful candidate will receive support with 20% off-the-job learning via a local accredited training provider and this will be done through blended learning including four components; workplace activity, classroom learning, online learning and exams.

Working on Tideway project means much more than simply cleaning up the River Thames. You’ll be part of a team that will leave a legacy for London that will far outlive the project. 

To find out more what it is like to be an apprentice working on the project, click here:

The Role

An Associate Project Manager knows what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take and how much it will cost and works with the project team to achieve the required outcomes. They need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills. 

They also utilise resources with suitable skills, qualifications, experience and knowledge to work together in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities. 

Programme units usually cover a number of project management principles and practices:

  • Understanding the principles behind successful project management through business case and investment appraisal
  • Developing risk management plans, structured techniques and approaches for planning projects efficiently. Monitoring, scheduling, resource, budget and cost management. Using software tools such as Microsoft Excel to assist with planning and execution e.g. risk and quality analysis 
  • Working with people and resources to plan, run and manage projects on time and on budget
  • Effective project communication and managing stakeholder relationships 


Who should apply?

You'll have achieved a grade C/4 or above in at least 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English AND hold an A Level in any subject OR Level 3 qualification in a similar Project Management qualification. 

How should I apply?

All applicants must send through their CV through to: Noareen Zaidi – Associate HR Business Partner

Useful Information 

Tideway will be hosting an Apprenticeship Open Day on Tuesday 31 March 2021 (AM) and would encourage you to apply for the position before this date so that you can be invited to visit the project office, learn more about the project and what it is like to be an apprentice on one of the most exciting major infrastructure projects in London. 

This position will be based in London at London Cottons Centre, London Bridge, SE1 2QG. The role will be full time Monday to Friday with 20% release for study. 

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