Project Management


What you need 

Five GCSEs grade *A-C, including maths and English. You must be 18 by 1 September 2017
Scheme length:Two years
Minimum age to apply:18
Qualification:Level 4 Project Manager
Salary:Find out more about what's in it for you
Applications:This scheme will open for applications shortly, but in the meantime, register your interest now

The Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management will provide the candidate a structured and comprehensive training programme over two years and an introduction to a variety of project areas and the skills required of a good project manager. There will be opportunities to understand more about the complexities of construction and the communication and stakeholder management skills required to work as an efficient project team.

What you'll be doing

You'll gain a broad knowledge of different types of projects, an insight into many different areas of our business and an understanding of what it takes to provide a internationally respected transport system in London

The programme looks to attract high calibre people as a source of future leaders in project management, developed through project management professionals. They will provide the grounding in capital programme delivery and the ability to engage, communicate and collaborate with all stakeholders.

As an apprentice, you'll learn the following project management competencies to IPMA level D:

  • Stakeholder management
  • Planning
  • Risk/opportunity and issue management
  • Health and safety management
  • Budgeting and cost management
  • Information management and reporting
  • Handover and close out
  • Contract management
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Customer focus
  • Business case, project structure and progress monitoring
  • Managing project scope
  • Managing project schedule, quality and resources

You will complete these via a combination of practical training, working with experienced project managers across the business, and classroom-based training. This experience will give you an insight into the role of a project manger from all angles.


The placement is split into four placements lasting six months in Surface, CPD and London Overground and is made up of:


  • Projects & Programmes Directorate
    • Technology & Systems
    • Service Operations and Cycling
    • Highways Infrastructure
  • Road Space Management

Rail and Underground:

  • Station Capacity
  • Station Upgrades
  • Power, Comms & Cooling
  • Legacy Train Systems
  • Track Delivery Unit
  • London Overground
  • New Tube for London - Railway Control Systems, Rolling Stock, Infrastructure
  • Four Lines Modernisation

Training & development

During your apprenticeship you will gain:
  • Hands-on training at various locations across our network
  • Project management skills, such as planning, health and safety management, cost management
  • Opportunities to get first hand experience on our network through site visits and health and safety tours
  • An ability to engage, communicate and collaborate with members of your project team, customers and stakeholders
When you complete this scheme you will also gain:
  • Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management
  • Level 4 Diploma in Project Management through completion of a portfolio of work and two exams

Please be aware

Due to the nature of our apprenticeships programme, if you already have a qualification at the same or higher level in a similar discipline to the scheme you're applying for, we reserve the right to reject your application. To make sure, you can double check your eligibility by emailing us at:

If you do already hold a degree-level qualification, we would recommend looking our graduate programme opportunities instead.

*One candidate, one application*

We can only accept one scheme application per candidate. Applying for more than one scheme could mean that you won't be considered for your preferred choice.

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