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IT Project Manager Graduate Scheme

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
Rotherham, GBR
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IT Project Manager Graduate Scheme Description About Pearson At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turnin...

Job Description

IT Project Manager Graduate Scheme


About Pearson

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

About Apprenticeships

Our mission is to develop a programme that will help Pearson, its employees and its managers to progress in their lives and careers through the high quality Apprenticeships that we at Pearson provide.

We are proud to launch our new Apprenticeship Programme, offering a range of Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Customer service, management, digital industries & IT, Financial services and more. Our apprenticeships range from level 2 through to degree level and we have intakes throughout the year.

As the world’s learning company, we understand the skills and knowledge required to empower you to succeed in learning.

Pearson believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. If you’re as passionate about apprenticeships as we are, then please do visit our website to find out more and see the full list of apprenticeships we have on offer:

About the job

This is a 2 year fixed term contract, designed specifically to provide the apprentice with the skills and experience required to perform the role of Project Manager on IT projects; a key element of this being hands-on technical experience. The Level 4 Apprenticeship in Project Management will be completed during this 2 year period, with 20% of the working week dedicated to Apprenticeship study.

The IT Project Manager Apprentice will benefit from 18 month’s hands-on ‘lifecycle’ experience across Pearson’s UK Qualifications IT department, before taking responsibility for delivery of small IT projects. The Apprentice will also gain some experience of Programme Office tasks, to gain full understanding of the remit of project and programme management within an organisation.

Lifecycle assignments are typically as follows :

  • 4 - 6 months per assignment
  • Business systems analysis, system testing, production support, or management of Agile delivery by offshore Dev & QA teams
  • Reporting to an assignment manager, who is a specialist in that role
  • Hands-on roles within large-scale IT project or support teams
  • Focussed on developing detailed knowledge and understanding of software and hardware concepts and delivery methodologies

Project characteristics are typically as follows:

  • Business transformation-focused projects, supporting Pearson’s business and technology strategies
  • Delivery of the bespoke solutions, using a combination of in-house and outsourced/offshore teams
  • Prince2-style governance and controls, including Project/Programme Boards, stage gates, and investment appraisal
  • Agile development methodologies


All about you

Qualifications & Experience

  • BSc degree or equivalent, preferably in STEM subjects
  • An interest in technology
  • Previous technology experience is desirable

Skills & Abilities

  • Exposure to stakeholder management and effective spoken and written communication skills
  • Experience in working with teams in disparate locations
  • Detail and results-orientated

We offer a competitive salary for all our apprenticeships

To apply, please send a CV and a supporting cover letter


Primary Location: GB-GB-Rotherham

Work Locations: GB-Rotherham-Hellaby Fretwell Hellaby Bus Park, Unit 6 Fretwell Road Rotherham S66 8HN

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Apprenticeship

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 5, 2018

Job Unposting: Jun 17, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1807813

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.