Trainee Project Manager – Remote

Trainee Project Manager

Places for People



We are Places for People Group, we're a social enterprise that believes it's more than just homes that make a community – it's the people. That's why we build homes and manage communities where everyone can thrive.   

We aren't your typical company. We apply the same philosophy to our People as we do to our communities, ensuring our team is appreciated and supported. At Places for People, you're more than just a number – you're a part of our cause.   

More about your role  

This role is part of our 2023 graduate programme, known internally as our Emerging Talent programme. As our Trainee Project Manager, you'll support with the managing of the whole project life cycle whilst securing the relationships to bridge the gap between multiple teams. 

Within this role you will be given the autonomy to oversee the current processes from resource planning & scheduling to supporting the project team to allow them to reach potential and ensure success. 

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is threading communities into the heart of every project you align yourself to therefore we are looking someone who is enthusiastic and passionate enough to push our organisations strategy forward. 

The start date for this role is 18th September 2023 which will include a week long induction.  

The two-year programme will support you to develop the core skills, behaviours and technical ability to develop into a Project Manager.You'll be supported by the wider team, empowered to take on your own workload and the autonomy to make decisions at every stage of the project lifecycle.  You'll get exposure to a large business support functions, with no two days being the same. 

For more information, please download our job profile available on our website.  

More about you  

You'll be educated to a graduate-level with a degree within a related specialism such as IT, Business Management, Project Manager or similar. The successful candidate will be supported with a thorough and  detailed training package, therefore  a particular academic history  isn't preferred. The successful candidate must have a willingness to learn and develop the new skills.    

Showing innovative thinking and business acumen is essential for success in this role.  As we continue with our group transformation, we have seen an increase in the need for our Project Management service, you should be a fan of the to do list and be able to demonstrate your organisation skills.  

This role will see you speaking with the lots of people across Places for People, with communication skills and a People First customer service focus setting you apart from other candidates.  

Any previous experience working in a project team would be of interest however not essential. This is a learning role and having a pro-active attitude is the most important asset.  

This role is suitable for applications across the UK with home working being seen as a norm. 


The application process is designed to support you to showcase your personality, strong communicators and candidates who embody our SPIRIT values will be looked upon favourably. 


You'll join our Emerging Talent programme which brings together SPIRITed and talented individuals from across Places for People. The programme is designed to provide you with a wide range of skills, business insight and sector specific knowledge over two years.   You'll learn a lot and quickly, you'll get exposure to some of our senior leaders as well being connected to a business mentor to support you throughout. You'll be encouraged and empowered to flourish and thrive within a nurturing environment. Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse ad pioneering environment. 

We are a large diverse and ambitious business, which will give you all the challenge you could wish for.  

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package with each role, yours will include:  

  • Competitive salary, with a salary review yearly   
  • Excellent holiday package – up to 35 days annual leave with the option to buy or sell leave  
  • Cashback plan for healthcare costs – up to £500 saving per year  
  • A bonus scheme for all colleagues at 2%  

What's next?  

Hopefully what you've read here has got you excited and wanting to apply. The first step of the application process should take around 20 minutes. You'll be asked to complete your personal details, academic history and provide us some additional supporting information about you. Don't worry you should know all of the answers. The next part of the application form is asking you to complete a few additional questions, these will ask you to consider your reason for applying, what you want out of the Emerging Talent programme and how you would address current societal issues. Take your time over these, your answers will be shared and may lead to additional questions throughout the application process.  

Finally, you'll be asked to upload a CV, this should include an overview of your work history so far, don't forget to include any volunteering you've done. You will need to make sure this includes all of your academic achievements, from GCSE to your most recent qualifications.  

Once we've been able to review your application and CV, successful candidates will be sent invites to complete a video interview.   This gives you the opportunity to give us more information and offer insight into the person behind the CV.  


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