Are you eager to join a dynamic team of industry experts as a Product Manager Apprentice, bringing your passion for innovation to contribute to the development and delivery of cutting-edge products?
As a Product Manager Apprentice, you play a pivotal role in facilitating effective collaboration between various teams, ensuring the smooth development and delivery of products while enhancing their reliability in the market. Your skill set covers product lifecycle management, market analysis, and strategic planning. Proficient in leveraging data and market trends, you contribute to the continuous improvement of product features and user experiences. A catalyst for innovation, you work with cutting-edge tools to optimize workflows, improve product security, and instil a culture of efficiency within the development process. In the dynamic realm of product management, you serve as a bridge between ideation and market success, driving adaptability and excellence throughout the product development lifecycle.
|Qualification & Level
|Apprentices will gain a Level 4 Diploma in Digital Product Management
|Weekly Working Hours
|Apprentices will work a 40-hour working week Monday to Friday
|The positions will be based in a corporate office
Apprentices will attend and complete modules in order to completing all Knowledge Skills behaviours culminating in an independent End Point Assessment.
The training is delivered in mix of remote and face-to-face sessions
Each week Apprentices will be allocated time away from their day to day roles to work on their Apprenticeship studies. You will spend approximately 80% of your working week learning from skilled members of the team whilst supporting learning on the job.
|Required Skills & Qualifications
At least 5 GCSEs C grade (grade 4) or above including Maths and English
1 A Level pass (A-E) or equivalent
You must NOT already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship
What are the core components of this apprenticeship?
During your apprenticeship, you will acquire valuable skills and knowledge, including:
Product Development: Gain expertise in conceiving, planning, and executing digital products from ideation to launch.
Market Analysis: Learn to conduct in-depth market research and analysis to identify opportunities and gaps within your industry.
User-Centric Design: Understand the principles of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design to create products that captivate and engage users.
Data-Driven Decision Making: Harness the power of data to make informed product decisions, optimize performance, and enhance user experiences.
Agile Methodologies: Become proficient in Agile project management, ensuring that your product development process is efficient and adaptable.
Stakeholder Management: Develop strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, from developers to marketers.
Product Lifecycle Management: Learn how to manage the entire product lifecycle, from conception and development to maintenance and enhancements.
What will I learn as I progress through my course?
- Identifying market trends and user needs to refine product strategies.
- Collaborating with development teams to prioritize features and plan sprints.
- Gathering and analysing user feedback to inform product improvements.
- Crafting compelling product roadmaps and feature documentation.
- Monitoring key performance indicators to track product success.
- Engaging with stakeholders to align product goals with the broader business objectives.
What qualifications will I gain?
- Level 4 Diploma in Digital Product Management
What are my career prospects after graduating?
Your journey as a Product manager Apprentice opens the door to a world of exciting career prospects. You'll have the skills and knowledge to progress towards high-level roles across various sectors including but not limited to:
Digital Product Manager, Product Owner, Senior Product Analyst, Innovation Strategist, Product Marketing Manager, UX/UI Designer or Project Manager
Successful apprentices may also choose to progress on to a higher level qualification or vocationally related programmes.
"The way I approach and complete work has definitely changed since the beginning of my Apprenticeship. I now have a more structured approach to tasks, and have learnt to use the network around me to help when I am struggling."
Application Process and Timeline
(Applications open 11th December 2023)
For apprentices offered a role based in Manchester, the introduction session will be 27th June 2024.
For apprentices offered a role based in London, the introduction session will be 4th July 2024.
(The start date for this programme is July 2024)