Digital delivery manager apprenticeships - where to start
You can get into this job through
a university course
working towards this role
You can do a degree or postgraduate course in computing
information systems or business management.
You'll usually need 2 to 3 A-Levels, or equivalent, for a degree. For postgraduate study you might need a degree in a relevant subject.
You could start by doing a digital technology solutions professional degree apprenticeship.
This usually takes around 3 years to complete as a mix of learning in the work place and studying.
After this, or if you already have a relevant degree, you could complete a masters degree apprenticeship as a digital and technology solutions specialist.
After completing your apprenticeship, you would get experience of working in digital delivery teams before taking on a role as a delivery manager.
You'll usually need 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A-Levels, or equivalent, for a degree apprenticeship.
You can start in a related job area like project management or customer experience management, then move into digital delivery by learning on the job.
Most employers will expect you to have experience of:
working on digital projects and products
using content management systems (CMS), search engine optimisation (SEO) and data analytics
user experience (UX) design or research
using agile project management tools like Scrum, Kanban and Lean
managing multi-disciplinary teams.
Digital delivery manager apprenticeships - what it takes
Skills and knowledge
- knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- customer service skills
- the ability to use your initiative
- the ability to work well with others
- maths knowledge
- excellent verbal communication skills
- analytical thinking skills
- to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications
Digital delivery manager apprenticeships - what you'll do
You will use an agile project management approach to make sure the team works together and communicates well.
In your role you could:
- build, manage and motivate teams
- work closely with the product manager
- define the project needs and plan work
- manage team workload so that they can work without disruption
- build relationships with stakeholders and senior managers
- coach team members so that they can learn and improve
- overcome problems to get work done
- evaluate feedback to improve the service
- manage budgets
You could work in an office or from home.
Career path and progression - Digital delivery manager apprenticeships
With experience, you could move into a senior management role with responsibility for several products or services.
You could become self-employed and take up consultancy work.