Project Apprentice

Location Nuneaton
Discipline: Apprentices & Graduates
Salary: £17,000
Job ref: 009130
Published: about 1 month ago

We’re looking for a motivated Project Apprentice who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help Portakabin continue to lead and transform the world of modular buildings.   

As a Project Apprentice at Portakabin you will be based at our Nuneaton site, your role will be supporting the team to provide administrative support and assistance with the co-ordination and implementation of a variety of projects.

Our professional apprenticeship programme has been developed to ensure you are supported throughout every step of your journey. Your 2-year apprenticeship will be delivered through a blended learning approach supported by our learning provider, Heart of England. You will be stretched, challenged and supported by a business that views your professional development as a priority.   
During the programme you will complete a Level 4 Associate Project Management apprenticeship, working across a range of projects, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your development.


Roles and Responsibilities   

  • Support with the management of stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests. 
  • Communication with a variety of audiences and developing your ability to negotiate. 
  • Have an awareness of project budgets and build an understanding of planned and actual costs. 
  • Determine, control, and manage changes to the scope of the project, including assumptions, dependencies, and constraints. 
  • Be involved with monitoring the progress of projects. 
  • Identify and monitor project risk or opportunity, plan and implement responses to them, contribute to risk registers. 
  • Understand the resources required to successfully deliver a project, including colleagues, sub-contractors, and how to manage these. 


Our Ideal Candidate   

  • Computer literate with a solid understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  
  • 5 GCSEs in Maths and English at Level 4 – 9 (or equivalent)  
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills 
  • High levels of energy and passion for project management 
  • The ability to build highly trusted relationships with colleagues, third parties and internal stakeholders.  


Benefits & Opportunities   

  • £17,000 per annum  
  • 25 days per year plus bank holidays 
  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave  
  • Working flexibly principles  
  • Contributory pension  
  • A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off  
  • Cycle to Work Scheme  
  • Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!)  
  • There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin. Roughly one third of our roles are filled by internal candidates!  

If this sounds like a career path you’d like to take we would be delighted to receive your application. Please apply no later than Sunday 7th April.  


About Portakabin  

As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.  

Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries.  

As an equal opportunities employer, Portakabin is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.  

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made.