About Us

Every minute of every day, in nearly every country across the globe, Smiths Detection people and technology make the world a safer place. We safeguard people, business and infrastructure with the latest innovations and screening technology for aviation, ports, borders, defense, and security across 55 countries around the globe

Life At Smiths –

Global leader: We impact critical systems every day with sites in 17 countries and six centers of research excellence. From pioneering to powering life-changing innovation, we’re delivering threat detection and screening solutions to safeguard the world from threat
Digital growth: A key part of our capability is the integration of digital technology across our business and our operations in more than 55 countries, will be critical to our continued success
Exciting opportunities: Our growth is creating exciting opportunities to work with experts in physics, chemistry, electronics, mechanics, production, computer science, and AIML
International environment: With some projects, work requires global collaboration and the potential to travel and grow with the business
Job Description
Are you looking for an apprenticeship that offers varied and interesting opportunities? At Smiths Detection we have an exciting opportunity to earn as you learn and provide a real-world introduction into Project Management to kickstart your career.

We are seeking a Project Management level 4 Apprentice with a positive and proactive attitude to join our Programmes team based in Hemel Hempstead.  It’s an excellent opportunity for a bright and driven individual to carve a career in Project Management within a Global organisation.  We are aiming for an expected September 2023  start date.

Over the course of the Level 4 apprenticeship you will undertake various placements; starting with short rotations through various departments to gain a thorough understanding of the business followed by longer term placements of six to nine months covering projects in both technology and commercial markets.

The apprenticeship programme will include:

Level 4 Project Management
An opportunity to progress onto Level 6 Project Management (Degree apprenticeship)
The apprenticeship is a 24 month programme
Minimum Entry Requirements

5 GCSE or equivalent at grade 4-9
Level 2 in Maths and English
Duties & Responsibilities
What you’ll do –

Assisting with the initiating, planning, monitoring & controlling, communicating and close-out phases of projects and contributing to the completion of Product Lifecycle Process Gates where applicable
You will coordinate specific activities of integrated project and/or cross-functional teams to contribute to the successful completion of milestones.
Successful candidate will also support with the maintenance of project records and assist with the establishment and maintenance of cost and schedule baselines as well as supporting with the creation of inclusive and coordinated project environments to achieve project success
The Individual
What you’ll definitely need –

You must be 18 years old before July 2023. The position is subject to satisfactory background checks and/or National Security Vetting
A passion for technology with an interest in project management
Energetic and determined
Developing knowledge of project management methodologies (e.g. Waterfall, PRINCE2, Agile etc) is desirable.
Developing verbal and written communication and people management skills.
Good problem-solving skills.
A natural passion to deliver against commitments.
Ability to communicate with peers.
Good attention to detail, highly organised.
Ability to work with general instructions on routine work and with detailed guidance on new assignments.
Fluent in written communications and able to articulate complex issues
Willingness to learn new skills
To find out more about life at Smiths Detection check out our LinkedIn (17) Smiths Detection: My Company | LinkedIn

Join us for a great career and competitive compensation & benefits whilst keeping the world a safer place.

Diversity & Inclusion:

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

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