i-Wonder - Apprentice Project Administrator

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Job Summary

Location: Winchester SO21 1TH (Relocating to Micheldever in January 2018)
Salary per week: £173
Working hours: Mon-Fri 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (37.5 hours)
Applications in by: 21/01/2018
Interview Date: 25/01/2018
Job Code: AP27947


To work in a supported learning environment to develop the skills and knowledge which will assist the apprentice to complete their qualification and secure employment and progress their career in the future. You will be trained and mentored to be able to assist in the timely delivery of i-wonder projects to clients through the extensive and effective use of project co-ordination, product configuration and training skills, and the application of in-depth i-wonder product knowledge.

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

 

Please Note:  The company will be relocating to offices in Micheldever in January 2018 so you must be able to travel to this area

Applications in by: 21/01/2018
Interview Date: 25/01/2018
Job Code: AP27947


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