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Project Management Apprentice

Company Overview

Sidebench is an award-winning strategy, design, and development consultancy based in Los Angeles. We partner with enterprise companies and top new ventures seeking product strategy. Our team provides the strategic value of enterprise-level management consulting and the technical expertise of a leading product & development shop. We combine these strengths with a people-first methodology that gives us a unique & innovative approach toward creating first-in-kind solutions.


Job Summary

The Sidebench Apprenticeship program is a 6-month full-time paid developmental internship that is designed to provide the Apprentice with valuable & meaningful first-hand experience within a specific discipline. This specific track is for aspiring Product or Project Managers.

The program is looking for a motivated recent college graduate who is looking to gain insight into a variety of potential career tracks in the tech field, but all who are able to dedicate 6 months full-time are welcome to apply.


Apprenticeship Overview

As an Apprentice you will:

Gain significant exposure to all areas of project and product management within one of the fastest growing digital product consultancies in the US

Do impactful work that contributes to the greater goals of the Sidebench team

Be challenged to think big & creatively solve problems and turn solutions into processes

Have a dedicated mentor throughout the apprenticeship who is there to help guide you and provide regular, structured feedback

Work with and learn from a team of smart, friendly, and fun techies who care about your development


Product / Project Management Information & Responsibilities

You will work with Product Managers & engagement teams to streamline the client experience from start to finish. You’ll be depended on to help the team run smoothly and to help Sidebench deliver a great product. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Learn to constantly think like a product manager by validating problems, defining success metrics, ideating, identifying risks, conducting and analyzing research, advocating for the user and creating the roadmap
  • Never stop searching for ways you can add value to the Sidebench team running with little direction and maximum passion
  • Think BIG picture and apply this level of thinking to everything you do; your job is not to complete tasks, your job is to understand why you are doing what you are doing and how it adds value
  • Learn how to build and maintain project and product documentation that pertains to budgeting, strategic planning, client deliverables and more
  • Aid in the research process before, during, and after client engagements
  • Be an active member of creative brainstorms, solutioning sessions, and other team activities
  • Lead internal projects and process improvements
  • Lead and conduct QA on multiple products
  • Communicate with clients and be expected to represent Sidebench as a client facing employee
  • Work with other apprentices to maintain office operations including supplies, office organization, event support and day-to-day operations
  • At the conclusion of the 6-month program, pending your performance and company needs, there is the potential to transition to a full-time, salaried role on our Product Delivery team.


Requirements

  • Experience with project management or similar disciplines in a previous role
  • Genuine interest in technology and business and the desire to learn more
  • Self-starter with demonstrated capacity for independent initiative
  • Strong research and analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be responsive, pro-active, enthusiastic, and adaptable
  • Ability to produce detailed and well-organized documentation (have a knack for effectively summarizing concepts, thoughts, and research)
  • Must be able to commit to a full-time role for a period of 6 months
  • Experience with the web or app development process is a big plus
     

Benefits

  • Interesting and challenging blend of projects and clients
  • We’re all about learning and growth, so you’ll receive a technology stipend and an educational stipend to spend how you choose
  • We have a casual dress code in the office — no need to dress up for us
  • We always make sure to plan one big company event and one small company event per quarter
  • Our Culture Club celebrates new hires, birthdays, Sidebench anniversaries, and holidays
  • We are walking distance from downtown Culver City and offer free office parking
  • Our kitchen is stocked with free coffee, beer, and plenty of snacks
  • You will work with a diverse team of intelligent people that make it fun to come to work every day
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Apprenticeship Compensation

Pay: $12/hour

 

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