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Pearson Project Assistant - Select Channel in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Project Assistant - Select Channel


Our Organisation

Pearson VUE ( has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 15 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leaders in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 Test Centers in 180 countries. Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies. Pearson VUE is regularly featured on the Forbes list of Best Employers and we are recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards. We are proud to offer an exceptional environment to develop your professional career and we are now hiring for a Project Assistant to join our successful team in Salford Quays, Manchester office.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

Your Opportunity

●Project Assistant – Select Channel

●Fixed-term contract for 8 months (or secondment opportunity for current employees)

●Salary from £21,000 up to £24,500 depending on experience and pro-rata for contract term

●Working full-time (37.5 hours per week) Monday to Friday in the office

At Pearson VUE we have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and driven individual to deliver effective, timely and quality administrative project support within our EMEA Select channel. You will come with excellent communication skills as you’ll be responsible for stakeholder engagement and relationship building - collaborating with and influencing diverse teams of internal colleague teams across various levels of seniority.

You will help us deliver key project milestones on time, within budget, often under pressure. You will enjoy problem-solving and thinking outside the box with new ideas. You will have excellent IT skills (experience using reporting tools, Google Sheets, Microsoft Word, Excel), and the ability to multi-task and prioritise your workload.

Key to the success of this position will be working closely with EMEA Select team following instructions in a support role. This could include day-to-day maintenance of project deliverables, monitoring project performance against deadlines, working with internal stakeholders to deliver outcomes, setting up and participating in meetings and following up on actions.

This is a truly unique and exciting opportunity for you to boost your career experience - we have many more interesting and dynamic projects to look forward to in 2019 therefore now is the ideal time to join us for a highly rewarding and truly global career at Pearson VUE.

Our Recruitment Process

Please complete and submit your application before midnight on 18 June 2019 and please ensure that you apply directly on our Pearson Careers Website only (or Internal Jobs Site for employees).

We are reviewing applications regularly and interviews are being scheduled now, therefore we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Should you have any questions please connect on LinkedIn with Stephen Johnston, Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Wishing you success with your application!


Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

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Primary Location: GB-Greater Manchester

Job: General Business Operations

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 11, 2019

Job Unposting: Jun 19, 2019

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1907704

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.