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Project assistant

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Project assistants: targeted support for the project management

Project assistants have great freedom of choice: they are not limited to a certain industry and can work for different companies. Their key duty is to support the responsible project manager. For this purpose, they perform numerous administrative tasks and act as the interface between the project manager and the project team.

Which opportunities do project assistants have on the labour market?

Project assistants are highly in demand in companies from all economic sectors and in public administration. They should have completed an apprenticeship in the commercial area or studies with focus on business administration. Project assistants who are able to manage resource and budget planning processes, in addition to performing the usual administrative tasks, are particularly sought-after. Depending on the company and project scope, they have excellent career development opportunities. Consult your personal contact person now!

What are the tasks and responsibilities of project assistants?

Project assistants perform administrative tasks according to the instructions of their project managers and ensure smooth communication between all relevant parties. They are often involved in all project phases, which results in a broad range of tasks. Apart from the traditional assistance tasks, such as correspondence and schedule management, their responsibilities also include project planning and documentation.

  • Planning of personnel structures
  • Support with the preparation of project plans
  • Management of the project office
  • Internal and external communication
  • Preparation and follow-up of meetings and presentations
  • Acting as stand-in for the project manager
  • General organisational tasks

Which hard skills and soft skills should project assistants have?

Project assistants should be proficient in applying standard project management methods. Furthermore, they should have a good command of MS Office and the common project planning tools and be familiar with the relevant industry and the company’s business environment. Project assistants should possess a large range of soft skills, be able to work proactively and always think ahead.

  • Industry knowledge
  • Good communication skills and team spirit
  • Organisational talent
  • A structured way of working
  • Analytical skills
  • A high level of personal responsibility and self-discipline

What is the average salary of project assistants?

The salary of project assistants depends on previous professional experience and references, additional qualifications and the company’s location. It starts at EUR 35,000 per year, but can rise to between EUR 40,000 and EUR 50,000 later on. On average, project assistants in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria receive the highest salaries.

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