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Trainee Project Associate

£30000 - £35000 per annum + + 20% bonus
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Georgina Trudgill
07508 748013

Trainee Project Associate


Full Time, Permanent Role

Salary up to £30,000 – 35,000pa + 20% bonus + study support available

Leading global financial services business is looking for a bright, dedicated individual to join them in the newly created role of Trainee Project Associate. This role would suit a keen individual with a strong academic record who has existing office-based work experience.

Perhaps you’re a graduate in their first post-education role but feeling your future prospects are limited in your current position? Perhaps you’ve started down a different career path but have a preferred interest in a successful career in project management? If so, this would be an ideal opportunity!

Working alongside experienced Project Managers with full training provided, this individual will enjoy a varied, engaging role with excellent progression prospects.

This dynamic organisation prides itself on their prominent global reputation and best practice approach across all areas. They have an excellent attitude towards staff engagement and motivation, as reflected in their numerous awards including ‘Great Workplace’ and ‘Best Workplace’ awards in recent years. They also reward all staff with an attractive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, good holiday allowance, enhanced private medical, life assurance, and a 20% annual performance bonus.

Overview of duties:

  • Oversee the project reporting cycle to ensure PMs have completed reporting in a timely fashion and complete an initial Quality Assurance check of reports prior to review by the senior leader.
  • Support PMs to ensure projects are being delivered in adherence with project governance processes – i.e. project documentation completed and signed off, plans and risk and issue logs are in place and maintained.
  • Support PMs and workstream leads to define and maintain accurate project milestone tracking, communicating any variances to the PM.
  • Provide project meeting assistance through meeting scheduling, preparing draft agendas and documenting minutes/actions.
  • Assist the PM with User Acceptance Test management and monitoring, providing particular assistance with administrative tasks.
  • Ensure project level KPI and PIs are accurately tracked.
  • Liaise effectively with 3rd parties and partners involved in project execution in conjunction with the PM.
  • Assist the PM in project closure by producing draft documentation and collating lessons learned and follow on activity.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements with central project governance.

Candidate profile:

  • Good academic record and office based experience (can be unrelated to project management)
  • Self-starter and ability to take initiative
  • Proactive, highly inquisitive and willingness to learn from a team of experienced project managers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate Microsoft office skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Open to feedback
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to manage own time

Please apply via website or contact Georgina at Harvey John for more information

Harvey John recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.