Placement Student (Project Management)

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Darlington, England Sedgefield, England Wilton, England Newton Aycliffe, England Glasgow, Scotland Hybrid
Real Living Wage (2021 rate £18,500, 2022 rate TBC)
Full-time - Fixed term
Project Management
03 Oct 2021 - 23:30
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About CPI

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Hybrid Working

We’re embracing hybrid working to build a happier, more productive, and environmentally conscious workplace. Discover more about our new flexible working approach.

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Why this role is important for CPI’s work

CPI’s Project Management team are providing an exciting opportunity for a student to gain experience supporting the management and delivery of projects within one of the five business unit sectors during a year placement. The placement will largely be a desk-based position offering hands on experience in the management and coordination of various project related activities ranging from project administration, effective financial management through to the management of project change control. 

Duties of the role will include:

Supporting the management of project and resource plans helping to ensure project outputs are achieved on time and in budget 

Supporting the project manager by coordinating project work, assigning tasks, controlling schedules, budgets and expenditure 

Administration of project documentation throughout the project lifecycle 

Build effective relationships with key stakeholders and using appropriate methods to communicate effectively 

Supporting project compliance 

Please note: the location of these roles can be fully office based or a combination of home working and office, we require a project management student for each CPI base which includes Darlington, Wilton, Newton Aycliffe, Sedgefield and Glasgow. Please indicate on your cover letter which site(s) you would be able to work from. 

The person we are seeking

We are looking to recruit a candidate who is currently working towards a degree or equivalent in a scientific field or business-related subject who are interested in moving into a project management role upon graduating. It is essential that applicants are organised, detail orientated, methodical and can work well with a range of different stakeholders in order to accurately collate, record and communicate a variety of data/​project outputs. The candidate will be a strong team player who possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as good time management and the ability to prioritise workload effectively. Applicants should be competent in using computer packages such as Microsoft Office and Outlook.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 33 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

The closing date is Sunday 3 October. Shortlisting will take place during October. 

Interviews are expected to be held w/​c 8 and/​or w/​c 15 November 2021

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your Cover Letter and CV through our careers page at www​.uk​-cpi​.com/​c​a​reers.

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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