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Project Coordinator Apprentice

Location: UK - Hatfield | Job-ID: 207105 | Contract type: Fixed Term Contract | Business Unit: Project Management


Life on the team

Salary: £18.500

Start date: 2nd September 2024

Apprentice qualification: Project Coordinator Level 4

Application process: This will involve an online application and up to two interviews

Programme length: 20 months

Location: Hatfield


During this apprenticeship, you will be part of the Group Information Services (GIS) Delivery team. We deliver projects to GIS and Computacenter world-wide by ensuring that the projects and services across the business are delivered, maintained, and tested to a high standard. The type of projects is made up from office implementation and changes, application implementations, datacentre networking and servers projects, and cyber security solutions.

You’ll work within an inclusive and supportive environment where we make sure everybody feels welcome and included. And if there’s anything you’re not sure about, a colleague will be happy to answer any questions you might have. It’s how we all grow and learn.

What you’ll do

For the duration for your programme, you will be studying towards a level 4 Associate Project Manager qualification. Throughout your apprenticeship you will dedicate 80% of your time in work and 20% studying toward your qualification.

Project Coordinator responsibilities include working closely with a Project Manager to prepare comprehensive action plans, including resources, timeframes, and budgets for projects.



  • Assist the Project Manager and wider team with planning as well as monitoring the project to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports to present back to the team.
  • Liaise with internal teams to assign tasks and assist with schedule management. 
  • Analyse risks and opportunities by monitoring working hours, plans and expenditures.
  • Project issue management by using problem solving skills and taking appropriate actions to manage and correct the issue, should any arise.
  • Be a key point of contact for all participants in the project as well as sharing any relevant communications.
  • Assist in the project financial management process, including forecasting, monitoring, and tracking project finances.
  • Ensure standards and requirements are met by conducting quality assurance tests.
  • Support the Portfolio Management team in running and organising the portfolios.



  • Dedicate one day a week towards studying for your Project Management Level 4 qualification.
  • Liaise with your assigned mentor throughout the programme.
  • Attend online workshops.


What you’ll need

As you can tell this exciting role will give you a lot of skills and knowledge, but we do have some requirements upfront. As well as a strong interest in project management you should be able to demonstrate the following.


  • You will need to have achieved GCSE’s in Maths, English Language GCSE grade 4/ C or above. If you do not hold these grades in both English and Maths, we can support you to gain this by the time you complete your apprenticeship.  
  • You should have excellent time management and communication skills, as you’ll collaborate with clients and internal teams to deliver results on deadlines.
  • You must also be confident in using computer software including Microsoft office.
  • Confident with outgoing personality, able to collaborate with the team and wider GIS department.


Please note that for successful applicants, offers will be conditional on passing additional eligibility checks with our training provider which will include a Maths and English assessment and a review of any previous qualifications you hold. Due to the funding requirements of the apprenticeship, applicants must not already hold a Project Management Level 4 standard, GNVQ, BTEC or equivalent qualification to be eligible for this programme.


Current information for our applicants

Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


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