Planner Apprentice - Higher (Level 4)

Virgin Media (Employer)

National Apprenticeship Service (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday-Friday – 9:00-17:30
18 months (duration)
1 November 2022(start date)
Associate project manager (apprenticeship standard)
27 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

At Virgin Media, our Planners are responsible for ensuring our network is ahead of the game and enable us to continue expanding our reach – they liaise with internal and external customers, as well as our valued business customers, to make sure their needs are met.

Responsibilities

Want to study, learn and work towards professional qualification, all at the same time? Join us on our 18-month Planning Apprenticeship Scheme and you can do it all!

At Virgin Media, our Planners are responsible for ensuring our network is ahead of the game and enable us to continue expanding our reach – they liaise with internal and external customers, as well as our valued business customers, to make sure their needs are met.

Build skills for the future:

Our Planning Apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for you to kickstart your career. As well as discussing our customers’ needs – by visiting their premises and arranging surveys to ensure they get what they want, when they need it – you’ll also be working closely with our internal teams, providing information that will help us do business better.

With the heartfelt guidance of your mentor and other colleagues, you’ll learn how to:

  • Produce detailed, accurate and efficient plans to get our leading services out to customers
  • Put together all the required drawings and information that our contract partners need to get the job done
  • Ensure design documents are planned to specification
  • Balance multiple customer orders
  • Come up with new ways of making our customers’ lives easier

What we look for:

You’ll be responsible for handling your own diary to complete all your tasks. Managing customers is a big part of the role, so good interpersonal and great communication skills are a must. Virgin Media offer great opportunities for flexible working so you will have the ability to work from home in addition to working from our offices.

We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society, so we’re keen to hear from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. The only barrier to applying would be if you didn’t have the right to work in the UK and were unable to obtain it without our support.

What’s in it for you?

You will gain experience of various project management techniques including planning, resource allocation, prioritisation and evaluation. During the programme, you’ll work towards a Project Management Level 4 Apprenticeship, which is secured with a final assessment, as well as the association of project management qualification (APM PMQ).  Plus, you’ll enjoy a great salary with amazing benefits from the start, such as:

  • Discounts on products, services and experiences
  • Company pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday each year

...and loads more!

What is involved with studying for an apprenticeship? 

Your apprenticeship is made up of learning on the job, but also gaining the academic skills to put into practice in your day-to-day job.  As a result, you'll complete the apprenticeship as part of a structured learning programme alongside working in the role. The learning programme is made up of a suite of modules and milestones and you’ll be required to evidence your work against these modules via tasks and assignments. For some apprenticeships, you may also undertake additional technical qualifications, which include studying for, and taking an exam. Once you have completed your modules and milestones, you’ll then move to your End Point Assessment (EPA) which is typically made up of an interview and a project. Once you pass this stage, you will receive your apprenticeship qualification with us. 

Virgin Media and O2 have joined forces:

Virgin Media and O2 joined forces combining the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely available broadband speeds. We’re the corporate brand of a 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA and are now one of the UK’s largest businesses.   

We have exciting times ahead, and it’s a brilliant time to join us.

Apprenticeship: Level 4 Project Management
Duration: 18 months
Location: Croydon & Lewisham
Start date: November starts depending on location

Requirements: 5 GCSEs Level 9-4/A*-C including maths and English or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent. Full UK driving licence with no more than 8 points (3 points if you’ve had your licence for two years or less) due to nature of the role. 

Salary: Starting salary of £20,000, with an increase to £23,000 after 12-months. Final salaries can be in the region of £26,000-£28,000 + amazing benefits.

Future Prospects

All Virgin Media apprenticeships are permanent and successful completion of the apprenticeship will enable candidates to apply for other opportunities within the business as their aptitude and interest drives them. 

Reality Check

Starting salary of £20,000, with an increase to £23,000 after 12-months. Final salaries can be in the region of £26,000-£28,000 + amazing benefits.

Skills Required

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Diary management
  • Good communicator

Qualities Required

None specified. 

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSES Level 9-4/A*-C including maths and English or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent
  • Full UK driving licence with no more than 8 points (3 points if you’ve had your licence for two years or less) due to nature of the role

Training Provided

Training Provider to be confirmed. 

Level 4 Associate Project Manager. 

Comprehensive & structured development programme, including a thorough induction, ongoing training and one-to-one development. 

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About the employer

Virgin Media is a place where things happen, and we give our people the power to make them happen. Because it's not just about changing the game for our customers, our business, and the industry. It's about changing the game for our people too. We turn them on to new experiences and big opportunities, ignite what makes them great and empower them to make their time with us their own. Together, we turn it on.

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