i-Wonder - Apprentice Project Administrator

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Job Summary

Location: Winchester
Salary per week: £173
Working hours: Mon-Fri 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (37.5 hours)
Applications in by: 16/09/2017
Interview Date: 21/09/2017
Job Code: ED26832


Founded in 2008, i-Wonder Holdings comprises of a number of specialist subsidiaries committed to providing class leading insurance software products which challenge the existing market and offer competitive solutions to a range of insurance operations.

Since its inception, i-Wonder has won some impressive clients, including Go Compare, Towergate Bakers, and UKGI. More recently, Immediate Media, County Insurance, Fresh! and Milestone have established partnerships with i-Wonder, and the company now has live solutions for a range of standard and non-standard lines.

  • Currently working with all the main UK aggregators and over 60 insurer brands
  • Live integrations with all major UK software houses, and many bespoke platforms
  • Supporting over 500,000 aggregator quotes per day

i-Wonder has seen an average historical growth of over 50% per annum with record new sales during the 2014-15 trading year and ambitious future plans.

Click to learn more about www.i-wonder.co.uk

Duties will include:

  • To undertake a development programme leading to a National Vocational Qualification as part of the apprenticeship
  • Assist in the management of day-to-day activity for 2-5 concurrent I-wonder projects from specification to post-delivery phases.  This includes:
  • Managing client expectations.
  • Overseeing internal deliveries and timescales.
  • Reporting progress and risks to Project Manager
  • Assist in managing Change Control (including documentation and delivery thereof).
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of project plans.
  • Act as one of the main points of contact for client within the project team
  • Acting as point of escalation (for Testing/Support) for fault queries and/or specification ambiguities.
 
Product knowledge:
  • To proactively build and maintain an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of I-wonder products and remain abreast of planned product developments.
 
General:
  • Contributes to the development, documentation, and maintenance of departmental procedures required to promote efficient running and maintain the expected level of quality within the department.
  • To attend and/or call internal and/or project progress meetings as required and be responsible for any associated activities such as chairing the meeting, production of minutes, and completion of follow-up actions.
  • Application of project implementation and I-wonder product knowledge and expertise to assist in analysis, specification, design and change process activities as from time to time will be required.

 

Other information

  • This position would suit an individual who has a keen interest in Business Administration and Project Management.
  • Ideally you will have some knowledge or experience in any or some of the fields above to support your application, although this is not essential.

Skills required:

  • Must have excellent IT skills and the confidence to take on and use new systems
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Ability to schedule work
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Able to follow and carry out simple instructions
  • Able to interact well with people and work as part of a team
  • Able to work under pressure and to agreed time scales
  • MS Office proficiency

 

Personal qualities

  • Able to think logically, solve technical problems and plan workload, to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Intuition, Initiative, drive and a strong desire to succeed
  • Ability to express yourself clearly and accurately in writing and verbally
  • Willing to train to obtain further experience and qualifications
  • Have a flexible and enthusiastic approach
  • Reliable
  • Adaptable
  • Good time keeping

 

Qualifications required

  • GCSE English Grade C and above or equivalent
  • GCSE Maths Grade C and above or equivalent
  • GCSE ICT Grade C and above or equivalent

Benefits:

  • Staff Room facilities
  • Free on site Car Park
  • 20 days paid holiday rising once in a permenant full time role and having completed an agreed length of service, plus 8 statutory days holiday

 

Future Prospects

  • If successful and found to be suitable, long term employment may be available
  • Career progression
  • Additional training and qualifications available within the industry sector

Applications in by: 16/09/2017
Interview Date: 21/09/2017
Job Code: ED26832


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