Project Management Apprenticeship - Higher (Level 4)

TfL (Employer)

National Apprenticeship Service (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,806.00
35.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, times to be confirmed.
2 years (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Associate project manager (apprenticeship standard)
15 positions available
12 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Our Project Management team is responsible for delivery of the hundreds of projects and new initiatives that impact Londoners every day; from new cycle lanes, upgrading train tracks and signalling systems, designing safer road layouts to providing world-leading information and ticketing systems.


You will be supporting your project team in their day to day tasks and no two days will be the same. Depending on your project you could be supporting the identification and management of risks to your project, working with a planner ensuring the schedule is accurate, drafting a report to senior management on progress as well as working with contractors and the delivery team to ensure that work is delivered on time. The teams you work in will be various sizes and multidisciplinary and everyone, including you, will have a key role to play.

Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone’s career and ambitions are different, so every apprentice’s journey with us is unique. Here’s an idea of what yours could look like: 

Year 1:  

Placement 1 – Surface Transport – 6 months  
Understanding the operational business and the fundamentals of Project Management in a large organisation with many different stakeholders.  
Placement 2 – Major Projects – 6 months  
You’ll gain stakeholder management experience with some of the biggest transport contractors in the UK. You’ll support the Project Manager in contract management, package handovers, assessing risks and managing the budget.  
Year 2: 

Placement 3 – London Underground – 6 months  
You’ll gain a holistic understanding of the station, from power and signalling, to engineering and staffing, you’ll support the teams in seeking continuous improvements to upgrade the networks.   
Placement 4 – Technology and Data – 6 months  
You’ll learn to consolidate and manage planning schedules, support the development of business cases for new projects so that the team can ensure they reach financial targets whilst gaining exposure to different type of engineering and technology projects. 

Future Prospects

At the end of the scheme, successful apprentices could progress into a Project Coordinator position, which could lead to further career progression opportunities such as Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager. The Project Management community at TfL is made up of over 1400 people, which, combined with the variety of our projects, creates huge scope for your professional development.

Reality Check

You must be 18 years of age by 6th September 2021 or over to be eligible for this scheme due to  due to Health and Safety requirements.

In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include: 

  • Travel concessions - Oyster card covering zones 1-6 (covering London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink and London's bus services displaying a red roundel)
  • 29 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
  • Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
  • 75% reimbursement of annual standard class season ticket loans if you use National Rail services to travel to and from work
  • Discounted Eurostar travel
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle2work scheme - tax efficient savings to reduce tax and National Insurance if you cycle to work

Skills Required

Our talented apprentices form a vital part of that vision, so it’s important that we find the best people to help us do this. We’re looking for people who are:

  • Strong communicators
  • Creative approach to problem-solving 
  • Proactive 

As a member of the team, we’ll give you responsibility and the opportunity to add value. If you’re excited by inspiring and influencing the future of London then this is the career path for you.

Qualities Required

We’re looking for potential in all of our apprentices. We are looking for somebody who can demonstrate our behaviours which are Active, Accountable, Direct, Fair and Consistent and Collaborative.

Qualifications Required

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above, including maths and English Language or equivalents, plus 2 A-Levels in any subject at grade A* - D or equivalent. 

You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have already studied content from the qualification for this scheme. 

Training Provided

Training Provider to be confirmed.

As an apprentice, you'll work towards a Level 4 Diploma in Project Management by completing a portfolio of work, one exam and a professional discussion. Whilst on the scheme, we’ll support your technical development through a wide range of on-the-job practical experiences and placements. We’ll also support your professional development through a combination of classroom-led training courses, online training courses, mentoring opportunities and structured networking opportunities. You will receive one-to-one support throughout the programme from your scheme sponsor and your Line Manager. You’ll also be connected to a ‘buddy’ who will be a more experienced apprentice from the scheme. 

We also have an established Graduate and Apprentice Committee, as well as an Alumni group. These groups are powerful networks in developing your understanding of the organisation, different apprenticeship schemes and opportunities to develop your career. Many current graduates and apprentices believe this to be a powerful support network and they often hold apprentice only events that are very beneficial to your continued learning. 

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