Project Manager Apprentice

The University Of Liverpool

The work will include supporting colleagues on all construction related projects. Learning how projects are managed both by the University's own staff and its Approved Consultants and Contractors. You will help to deliver projects within agreed programme, budget and quality, constraints through recognised Project Management standards.

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Weekly wage


Total hours per week

35 hours

Expected duration

3 years

Possible start date

22 Nov 2021


The role will involve work based and academic learning in how to support Project Management services on design and construction works within a value band of circa £10k to £20m.

You will work closely with the Capital Projects Team, Design Team, Engineering Services Team, and Property and Space Group along with external contractors and our internal construction company (ULCCO-SP Ltd). You will also work alongside colleagues in finance, legal services, procurement, maintenance and facilities management.

You will support the project and financial management of individual schemes. This will include assisting with the preparation of feasibility studies, budgets and estimates, along with tender and procurement management. You will learn how expenditure is managed within agreed budgets, and how accurate project cash flow forecasts are provided to assist the Finance Department. You will learn how  the financial planning process is used to secure the necessary funding.

On projects you will report to an experienced FRCS lead who will give you clear guidance and instructions. Until then later stages of your apprenticeship you will not be expected to take direct responsibility for a project.

The successful candidate will spend time supporting work in the areas below:

  • Capital projects including major new builds
  • Design Group projects including refurbishments, alterations and renewals
  • Engineering services projects including new infrastructure and electrical and mechanical installations
  • Property team projects including disposals, acquisitions and space utilisation

You will learn the importance to Project Managers of Health and Safety. The need for sustainable solutions and how to improve the environment.

Working week

Monday to Friday, hours TBC

35 hour per week

Date posted

13 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship Level

Degree Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Proficient in English and mathematics and at least one Science
  • Able to attend to detail
  • Careful and diligent in your work


To be considered for this programme, Aston University expects that applicants will have/are predicted to achieve three A Levels at CCC or above, or equivalent BTECs. Other qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis.

Personal Qualities

  • Honesty, conscientiousness, resilience, enthusiasm, love of learning
  • We are looking for someone who can demonstrate that they are self-motivated (have held down a part time job) and are actively involved outside of academic life (sports team, community work, etc.)

Future Prospects

The opportunity to progress within FRCS as you learn and develop and ultimately to be retained by the university as a Graduate Project Manager.

About the employer

The University of Liverpool was founded in 1881 as a place for the advancement of learning and the ennoblement of life.

To this day, these values focus our efforts as we strive to achieve our ambitions and tackle the grand challenges of the age.

The Facilities, Residential and Commercial Services (FRCS) Department of The University of Liverpool has a key role in the development of the estate, maintenance and soft services in 300 buildings across three key sites. It supports 54 academic departments. The diverse estate includes many listed buildings from the Georgian and Victorian periods as well as contemporary buildings and conservation areas coupled with the complex research laboratories this provides many challenges in project management.


The University Of Liverpool


P O Box 147
L69 3BX

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Training provider

Project Manager (integrated degree).

Work placed and academic including formal and informal continuing professional development.

This programme is taught through blended distance learning. Formal teaching takes place using our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, where apprentices will take part in bi-monthly webinars. This platform allows apprentices to access a comprehensive range of study materials, academic journals, e-journals, databases and much more. Online learning gives apprentices the flexibility to study from any location without the need to frequently travel to the Aston University campus.

In addition to online learning, all apprentices are supported by an academic and professional supervisor. The supervisors will meet with apprentices on a monthly basis either in person or online to provide advice and help bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Apprentices will also attend a two day session on campus once per term in the middle of each module where they will network with other apprentices, have one-to-one sessions with their apprenticeship coach and learn from their subject specialists. 

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Training framework

Project manager (integrated degree)

Training provider



0121 204 4397

Application instructions

Application closing date: 22 Oct 2021

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