Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship


Employer Description

Since our founding in 2005, Arch have built a reputation for designing and developing high quality, innovative software for start-ups and established brands that offer their end-users the best possible experience. 

With clients across the globe, from the US, Europe, Asia across to Australia, working in multiple sectors including Built Environment, Education, Healthcare and Social Services. With a team of 18, we work hard to ensure we're an integral part of our client's workforce.

Job overview:

We are looking for a full-time, highly motivated, and product-focused Junior product owner to join the product department of our successful and fast paced organisation during our latest growth phase.

You would be working with the Head of Product to liaise and consult directly with clients, plan and coordinate projects and provide that essential connection between the client and our internal development and design team.

The position of Junior Project Manager/Product Owner is designed for someone who is passionate and eager to become part of software development management and is looking for a supportive and collaborative friendly environment to learn from and take on responsibility.

As a Junior Project Manager/Product Owner at Arch you would be introduced to and involved in every step of the software development lifecycle, including but not limited to:

  • Consultation with prospective clients
  • Contact with clients from the start of projects to the launch
  • Understanding the client’s vision and helping them identify the best way to create their product
  • Project scoping, specification, design consultation
  • Working closely with the development team to plan projects to budgets and timelines
  • Supporting the development process
  • Testing and quality assurance
  • Launch/release of the product

We have a number of partnerships with clients who have developed and launched products with us who are also a big part of our day-to-day - as digital products are never completely finished! The role will involve supporting them with queries on their live products and providing guidance on how they could improve them.

Desirable skills

  • Organised and eager to take on responsibility
  • An excellent communicator
  • Logical and finds pleasure in resolving problems/finding solutions
  • Ability to work to deadlines and budgets

Personal qualities

  • Passionate and interested in software, websites and apps
  • Interested in pushing to create and launch world class software products
  • Happy to work independently, but not afraid to ask if you don’t know
  • Open-minded and loves being part of a team

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements for this degree apprenticeship are typically A Levels (or equivalent) or a Level 3 qualification including BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or International Baccalaureate.

Candidates who already hold a Degree or higher level qualification will also be considered but it must be in a different subject or materially different to the Project Manager Degree apprenticeship to be eligible for funding.

Other relevant professional qualifications and/or work experience will be taken into consideration where the applicant has the judged potential to benefit from the programme. Requests will be considered on an individual basis where appropriate. For more information please contact QA Apprenticeships.

Future prospects

A full-time permanent opportunity is available to those who complete the Business Analyst Level 4 qualification. This role is right for an ambitious self-starter looking to make their mark in a scaling technology company, with a path for career growth and development in a world-class team.


  • Flexible working and start time
  • 2 days working at home
  • 22 days holiday + bank holidays
  • 10 days workcation
  • Socials and staff events
  • Opportunity to work with a close knit, motivated team
  • Opportunity to work within a well-established global company
  • Onsite parking
  • Flexible working - Monday - Friday (8.00-4.30 OR 9.00 - 5.30 OR 10-6.30)

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.