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2023 Degree Apprenticeship - Strategic Advisory

BSc (Hons) Business Management

Redefine the boundaries of ambition

This is our purpose. This is our promise. This is our legacy.

Mace - Amazing achievements by exceptional people

Take a look at what you could achieve.

At Mace, we’re global experts in shaping the built environment – helping to lead the way to a more connected, resilient and sustainable world. From development and consultancy, to construction and operations, we connect expertise across the entire property lifecycle to help our clients, people, communities and society achieve more than they believe is possible.

Glass ceilings? Smashed.

Mace offers its clients a fully comprehensive project management consultancy service supporting the development and implementation of major transport projects, we provide a flexible and highly bespoke service based on a well-proven formula for delivery.
 
Regardless of the scale or complexity of a project, we employ and refine our systems and processes to provide control, governance and transparency from inception to completion. In every decision we make, we challenge and work diligently to find the most efficient and cost-effective outcome.

As an agile, focused and flexible partner, we adopt a value-driven strategy to define and articulate project objectives, before identifying the most effective means to deliver.

The opportunity

As an Apprentice in Strategic Advisory you will work closely with clients and consultants in your team delivering strategic projects at the front end of the project lifecycle. As part of this role, you need to be flexible in your thinking, transferring between innovative ideas to analysing complex data.

You will learn how data management and best practices, governance, processes, and modelling can drive significant efficiency and tangible cost savings for our clients.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Working closely with clients and stakeholders to form positive relationships to understanding their drivers and requirements.
  • Learning to analyse and manipulate demographic data, to develop and present a strategic narrative relating to the project outcomes.
  • Preparing presentations and documentation for review by your team.
  • Develop an appetite to understand the leading policies and strategies in the market, advising clients on the best way to implement, integrate and adopt these into their business.
  • Preparing key information for tender and procurement processes.
  • Developing project executive plans by liaising with wider team members to ensure the project stays on track.
  • Liaising with clients on a weekly basis to ensure they are informed and updated on the project’s progress using Mace’s project governance documents.
  • Identify risks and escalate as necessary to appropriate project lead.

Your work base will be flexible and could be in one of Mace offices or at a client’s office or facility. You will gain exposure to all aspects of project delivery from concept design, through to construction, commissioning, validation handover and into operation.

The start date for this programme is September 2023.

Professional qualifications and membership

On this programme you’ll work towards completing a five-year Level 6 Chartered Manager apprenticeship, where you’ll achieve a BSc (Hons) Business Management degree. We’ll also support you in gaining professional membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

About you

We’re looking for ambitious people who want to make a difference in the world. Proactive people who aren’t afraid of barriers, innovate, and have a genuine passion for service excellence. And those who embody the same values, behaviours and competencies as us to proudly move our industry forward:

  • Values – safety first, client focus, create opportunity, and integrity
  • Behaviours – curious, collaborators, contributors, and champions
  • Competencies – build effective teams, embrace change, solve problems, and build trusted relationships

You’ll also need at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English, as well at least 96 UCAS points.

What’s in it for you

At Mace, we see every challenge as an opportunity to dream bigger and bring ambitions to life. When you start your journey with us, you’ll get structured on-the-job training and real responsibility, right from the get-go.

With support from industry-leading colleagues, and a wealth of exposure to the variety of services we offer our clients, we’ll invest in you and your future. No holding back.

As well as benefiting from our development programme, we offer:

  • Competitive salary + fully funded qualification + professional membership
  • 22 days' annual leave + bank holidays
  • 2 additional ‘Mace Days’ off + 3 days paid Christmas shutdown
  • One volunteering day a year
  • Company pension (with up to 7% employer contribution)
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance cover
  • Annual health screening
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Discounts and savings for retailers, gyms, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, etc.
  • A number of other flexible benefits

Please note: we may close this vacancy before the stated closing date should we receive a high volume of applications.

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