Project Support Apprentice (YPS)

Walworth Road, SE17
02 Jan 2019
21 Jan 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Peabody is delighted to be recruiting for a Project Support Apprentice .This is an opportunity to get an insight into how a charity manages and delivers an externally funded project.

Through your involvement in the Young People Services team, you will get the opportunity to access our programmes and develop your own professional network in the public (local authorities, charities) and private (companies) sector.


The Young People Services Project Support Apprentice will support delivery of youth programmes. This will include:

  • Planning and delivering the Young Leaders communications plan. This is likely to include social media, website and mail outs.
  • Supporting monitoring and evaluation of the project including inputting project data into a database and excel and analysing this
  • Supporting management of the Long-Term monitoring plan including identifying clients to call and working with colleagues to ensure actions are completed
  • Supporting young people to deliver Young Leaders projects, this could include helping young people to define their idea or helping them complete the accreditation workbook
  • Planning projects, meetings and events


Over time, the apprentice will get involved in other areas of project management and delivery to give them a holistic understanding of project planning and management. This will include, managing stakeholders and supporting project governance.

The apprentice will also be given the opportunity to manage and deliver their own project. They will be assigned a budget and given an overall brief and be asked to deliver this.

Skills/experience required:



  • Believes that every young person deserves the best and a drive to support this objective through their career
  • Strong interest in project management and understanding of basic project management principles. An understanding of the importance of collecting and evaluating data
  • Experience of delivering projects, this could include activities undertaken whilst in education
  • Motivated to learn and to do your best for young people and for yourself- you have demonstrated that you are committed to learning and to achieving your potential.
  • Organised – you are effective at organising yourself and others and prioritising actions. You see this as a key attribute and want to develop this through your career
  • A completer finisher- once you start a task you are determined to see it through to the end
  • Strong IT skills- able to quickly learn how to use new IT programmes and have experience using programmes such as Survey Monkey. You have an understand online databases.
  • Attention to detail, particularly when entering and analysing data on excel and online databases
  • Track record of effectively using communication channels to persuade people to take action, this could be anything from people attending an event to completing a survey, to following your blog
  • You have strong communication skills- you are able to be concise, clear and persuasive when writing a range of materials such as project plans, project reports and newsletters


 1-year experience in an administrative role

  • Experience of editing basic websites.
  • Experience of engaging in young people’s services or experience delivering youth services (this could be a youth club, football team, homelessness support or any other service that helps young people develop skills and live a happy life).

 Qualifications required:

Typically, this role, and the project management apprenticeship, require the following qualifications.

  • Achieved a grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics; or a Level 3 apprenticeship in business related discipline