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Graduate Project Manager 2021

Job/scheme locations: 
London, Gloucester, Leeds or Guildford
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme

Company Overview

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.

We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces - some of the most skilled people in the world, enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems.

We are obsessed about solving problems for our customers; we bring together great minds that face tough challenges on a daily basis, and are encouraged to make a difference.

Role Profile

The role of a Future Talent Delivery Manager is to harness the expertise of our talented and highly experienced Programme Managers, Service Delivery Managers and Project Management Control professionals to successfully support the delivery of a mixture of business and technical Projects, Programmes and IT Services.

As a Future Talent Delivery Manager, you will have the opportunity to experience the range of services we offer our clients. You would typically operate across the entire project lifecycle and learn to take accountability for the successful delivery of various projects and services by ensuring that high quality planning; control and assurance practices are followed on all aspects of delivery.

As a Future Talent Delivery Manager you could work across a number of disciplines within our business, these project roles could include: Project Management Officer, Project, Programme & Portfolio Management and Service Delivery Management. You will most likely start your career supporting across the delivery management professions gaining increased autonomy once you have learnt the basics principles of project management.

Project Role Descriptions

Project Management Office Support – You will provide support to a project team within the business, focussing on portfolios, programmes and projects. As part of this assignment you will learn the skills required to interpret and facilitate governance and reporting processes, project set-up and close down tasks as well as the management of project finance activities. As you develop as an individual, you will become responsible for guiding and training other members of staff, while supporting a culture of delivery excellence.

Project, Programme and Portfolio Management – You will play an active role in supporting senior Project Management professionals in relation to mobilising teams as well as managing suppliers, contractors and associates. As part of this assignment you will support and contribute to all phases of a project, gaining experience of managing projects under the guidance of senior project management professionals within the business. You will identify risks and propose mitigations associated to projects, while contributing to the execution of Project and Quality plans. Stakeholder management is key to this assignment; you will be responsible for providing high quality reports, while proactively monitoring costs, timescales and resources.

Service Delivery Management – You will work closely with internal business operations teams and external clients in order to identify and

manage service improvement activities. As part of this assignment you will contribute towards the production of service reports, whilst managing any incidents or changes in the service and developing an in-depth understanding of associated service level agreements. You will play a key role in the support of Service Delivery teams in regards to assessing, analysing, developing, documenting and implementing changes within the service. With support from senior Service Delivery Management professionals, you will assist our pre-sales and commercials teams with bid work.

What to Expect on the Programme

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is a fast paced and agile business. The more you put into your role the more you will get out, building lasting professional relationships. You may get the opportunity to work with clients early on in your time with us which will require you to think on your feet and quickly get up to speed with our products and services.

Projects will vary depending on; business needs, your skills and your future aspirational field of expertise. You will not always be working on a project of your choice; however every piece of work will provide you with a valuable breadth of experience within our business and that of our clients. In order to build a deep understanding of the challenges associated within Consulting or Engineering based roles, as a Future Talent Project Manager you may have the opportunity to work within a Consulting or Engineering role for a fixed period of time on client facing or internal engagements.

You will be part of our Future Talent community and be provided with a career mentor who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. Your on the job training will be underpinned by professional project accreditation and a mixture of different learning opportunities. It is not all work and no play, the Future Talent community regularly runs social events and activities for all to get involved with. 

We encourage you as a Future Talent Project Manager to immerse yourself within your project team, who will be on hand to support you, providing on the job training, advice and networking opportunities. You will be encouraged to build your internal and external networks in order to better expose yourself to the variety of opportunities within our business.  

Entry Requirements

  • On track to achieve/ already achieved a 2:2 or above in any degree subject
  • Previous relevant industry experience an advantage (i.e. previous internship, work experience or placement)
  • Eligible for Government SC Clearance. 

Desired Competencies

  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a great attention to detail
  • An understanding of budget control
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Articulate, both verbally and in writing
  • Objective and logical with an enquiring and creative mind
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Resilience under pressure
  • Desire to learn
  • Competence in Microsoft Office packages/ IT literate 

Security Clearance

Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Due to the nature of our, work successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance prior to starting with us.

Help us secure a connected world.  Apply now and be inspired.

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.

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More about this vacancy

Start date: 
Ongoing
Region: 
England, South West, Yorkshire and the Humber
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