Project management apprenticeships

APM, the Chartered body of the project profession, believes that apprenticeships are essential to assist the growth of the project management profession. That’s why we’ve teamed up with employers to develop apprenticeship that help to grow and develop talented project managers.

Take a look at the options below to see how we can support you in your apprenticeship journey.

Become an apprentice

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Employ an apprentice

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Train an apprentice

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Trailblazer apprenticeships 

Trailblazer apprenticeships are the new standards for apprenticeships. They are developed by employers to meet the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed in each occupation and improve the quality of apprenticeships. This new standard is designed to replace the previous Higher Apprenticeship level 4 in England. 

APM is part of a Trailblazer employer group, led by Sellafield Ltd, which has developed the new Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Standard at level 4, which has been available since January 2017.

The Associate Project Manager apprenticeship standard has a typical two year duration. The standard includes the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) as an on-programme assessment.

Do you live and work in Scotland or Wales?

You can still become an apprentice.

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What is different about Trailblazer Apprenticeships?

Trailblazer apprenticeships are Apprenticeship standards designed by trailblazer group for a specific job role.

Where are Trailblazer apprenticeships available?

Trailblazers are currently available in England. For apprenticeship in Scotland and Wales, please click here.

Who can take a Trailblazer apprenticeship standard

You need to be 16 or over and living and working in England. 

You will need to have achieved a minimum of grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics, and hold a minimum of 120 UCAS points, or equivalent.

Organisations who recruit for Apprenticeship vacancies will have their own requirements.

What is a Trailblazer group?

It is a partnership of employers who develop an apprenticeship standard.

Who provides Trailblazer apprenticeships?

Employers provide trailblazer apprenticeships. Click here for more details.

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