Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Project Manager

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The Graduate Programme

Graduates are placed on a structured 24 months’ development programme covering the whole lifecycle of a project from site possession, through to fit-out and reporting structures.

Objective: Your aim is to run a medium sized project on your own within 4 to 5 years, and with ongoing support from your mentor, site team and a programme coordinator, you will work to achieve the level of project management competence progressing through a tailored programme. Your individual effort will be supplemented by a range of internal seminars, and reviewed quarterly so that you receive comprehensive feedback on your progress.

Graduates will also be expected to take part in a rotational programme, encouraging graduates to work with other important cogs of our business. These will include Design Management, Civil Engineering, Pre-Construction and Commercial amongst others.

Outcome: On successful completion of the programme participants will achieve an Assistant Project Manager status.


  • Every graduate will have a tailored programme
  • You will undertake quarterly reviews every 3 months is to be held with the attendance of the HOD, Graduate and L&D Manager
  • Graduates will have access to other technical seminars and professional qualifications including CIOB.

Professional Development: Ardmore will support your professional development by encouraging you to apply for your chartership with CIOB, and offering you a wide variety of work and projects in order to gain experience required to achieve this. You will be supported by an internal CIOB mentor and chancellor.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

You will work closely with / shadowing Senior Project Manager in carrying out the following -

  • Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety regulations
  • Co-ordinating of all site disciplines
  • Overseeing the procurement process with the commercial department
  • Managing plant and materials
  • Managing Design Teams - through the use of Information Release Schedules / RFI schedules
  • Producing programmes - long term / short term / detailed including the ability to report against any slippages / gains
  • Managing Subcontract and direct labour workforces
  • Correct requisitioning of materials and subcontractors
  • Project meetings - attending all client meetings and client facing in all aspects
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets and cash flow
  • Contract administration.


  • Min 2:1 BSc in construction management, or civil engineering
  • Proficient use of MS Office
  • CSCS card
  • Previous experience on site advantageous (work placement / summer placements).

In addition, you will–

  • Have a good understanding of team dynamics and will support people in the team to achieve shared goals
  • Be self-confident and articulate, with strong negotiating and influencing skills, and ability to build rapport both internally and externally
  • Be resilient and work successfully under pressure
  • Be self-disciplined, and organised with well-developed time management skills


How to Apply

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction Management
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Project Management
  • Structural

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