Guidance

Project management apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the project management sector.

Project management is a growing profession with good career prospects. It is a worldwide profession, so there could be opportunities to travel.

Training opportunities

Project managers work on specific projects that have definite outcomes, have time limits and have to stay within a budget. These roles typically include:

  • planning what work needs to be done, when and who’s going to do it
  • looking at the risks involved in a particular project and managing these risks
  • making sure the work is done to the right standard
  • motivating the team of people involved in the project
  • co-ordinating work done by different people
  • making sure the project is running on time and to budget
  • dealing with changes to the project as and when necessary
  • making sure the project delivers the expected outcomes and benefits
  • some project managers also have specialist technical knowledge

Types of apprenticeships

This is a higher level project management apprenticeship. You could train in roles like:

  • project manager
  • project co-ordinator
  • project executive
  • project support officer

Apply for a project management apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education