Project Management Apprentice

Hampshire

Location: Hook

Lightning

Project Management - Level 4

Duration: 18 months

Location: Hook - you must live within a commutable distance.

Salary: £17,500 + opportunity for pay uplift based on performance + amazing [1] benefits!

Job posting end date: 23/07/2018

When uploading your CV, please also upload a brief explanation detailing why you want to work for Virgin Media and why this specific apprenticeship stands out for you. We get lots of applications, so please use this opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

So why us?

This is an exciting time to join Virgin Media; we are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a £3bn programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to 17 million homes and businesses.

We’re challenging our competitors with the best services and the fastest speeds. To do this we need to stay ahead of the curve which is why we’re offering you a fantastic opportunity to join our 2018 Apprenticeship scheme as a Superhero! (Also known as a Project Management Apprentice). There will be lots of support along the way, and you’ll be able to learn what makes our network so ‘red hot’ from the experts in your own team.

What is the job?

This role is to be the link to ensure that when the build teams have completed the dig in the streets and are ready to connect to the existing network, everything is lined up to get the homes live and ready to sell straight away.

With the help of your scheme mentor and other colleagues, we will be turning you in to a Project Management Pioneer! You will be shown the ropes on how to manage the delivery dependencies between all the teams involved in our next generation voice products, broadband capacity delivery teams and our supply chain teams at a working level. You will become the ‘person in the know’ ensuring that the Command Centre always has the latest view on forecasting, risk management and delivery dates.

As well as being a trusted, subject matter expert - you will be taught how to project manage and mitigate any site and delivery issues. .

This is an exciting opportunity for you to play a key role at the forefront of Virgin Media’s lightning force. With support, you will be the central delivery manager within the expansion programme.

So, what do we need from you?

Passion and determination is important - you’ll need to work hard and see the course through. You will need to have the ability to work on your own initiative and also work as team member. Not forgetting that attention to detail is vital!

Qualification and experience wise, we’d like you to have the following:

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Achieved a grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics, and hold a minimum of 48 UCAS points, or equivalent

* Strong influencing, communication and organisational skills
* Excellent people skills (engaging, listening and understanding people’s needs)

Come and be a part of something special - join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, and of course, discounts on our fantastic mobile, broadband and cable products. Your desk is ready, all that’s missing is you!

We have a clear aim to achieve a 50/50 gender balanced workforce by 2025 and encourage applicants from females to all our apprentice roles.

We are proud to work with Everywoman to champion the advancement of women in business, and through our partnership with Scope to help one million disabled people get into and stay in work by the end of 2020. We strive to build a diverse and sustainable workforce where gender balance and parity are integral features of our workplace, and where disabled candidates and employees can confidently perform to their full potential through our Work with Me adjustment process. If you are thinking about applying for a job with us and have a condition or impairment that could impact your performance we’ll be happy to work with you to explore adjustment options.

We value your opinion, if you know someone who would be great for this role and you are an internal employee - why not use our referrals scheme to give them the nudge to apply?

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1. https://careers.virginmedia.com/early-careers/apprentices/benefits/