Project Management Apprenticeship - TFL

Training Provider:


£20,231(to be reviewed when London living wage is announced)
30.0 hours per week
duration: 4 Years
SE10 0ES
Higher(level 4-7)
Level 4 (apprenticeship standard)
16 February 2020 (application closing date)

Project Management Apprenticeship


Apprenticeship Framework/Standard
Associate Project Manager

2 years


Salary: £20,231(to be reviewed when London living wage is announced)

Job Overview

The Mayor of London has a high-reaching programme to deliver an affordable, accessible, safe and modern transport network to our city and its visitors. 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. Our business plans will make this programme a reality by increasing the capacity and stability of our network to cope with growing passenger numbers. It is an ongoing balance between running the network and investing in it for the future. You will be a part of the team that delivers this investment programme to improve the network which is vital in ensuring we manage modern demands effectively on an ageing transport network, in order to keep London moving.

What will I be doing?

You will be supporting your project team in their day to day tasks but no two days would 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.

What do we look for?

Everything we do as an organisation is to ensure that our evolving city remains future-proof for millions of Londoners. 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 communication skills
  • Creative approach to problem-solving
  • Proactive

With a strong ability to focus on results, you will be forward-thinking, results-driven and be full of innovative ideas, which you will deliver using your strong communication skills to build relationships with a range of internal teams and external suppliers.

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

Where can this career take me?

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. 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.

What training and support will you get?

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.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above, including Maths and English Language, 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.

You must be 18 years of age by 1st September 2020 to be eligible for this scheme.

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