Become an apprentice

Have you organised an event at school or college, or for a charity, a social event or even completed a piece of group coursework? 

If you have, it is likely that you have used project management skills.

Every industry employs project managers or uses project management skills, although the responsibilities of individual project managers vary according to the type of organisation they work for and their position. Project management is a growing profession with good career prospects. Project management is well established in the construction, information technology and engineering industries. Employers in a wide range of other industries, including air transport, armed forces, charities, government departments, hospital trusts, financial services, retailers and rail transport, are also now recruiting project managers.

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Am I eligible?

You will need to achieve 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's involved?

The Associate Project Manager apprenticeship will have a typical two year duration. You will take the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) as an on-programme assessment during your apprenticeship.

Your knowledge skills and behaviours learned as an apprenticeship will be assessed in an end-point assessment. This assessment is a presentation and professional discussion based on project management experience

Why become an apprentice?

There has never been a better time to become an apprentice. Following the rise in university fees, the Associate Project Manager standard at level 4 provides a vital pathway to develop high level skills while in employment, without long term student loan repayments.

Project Management Apprentices earn while they learn and develop work skills essential for the successful delivery of projects, including risk management, relationship management and project leadership.

The Associate Project Manager standard:

  • provides apprentices with the required knowledge and competencies to develop into a management role in many exciting industries
  • helps apprentices develop transferable skills so they can progress in highly skilled careers
  • allow apprentices to gain a nationally recognised apprenticeship standard
  • enables apprentices to obtain an APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
  • enables apprentices to become Associate members of the APM
  • acts as a progression route for Apprentices into other APM qualifications.

APMs Careers Hub

APMs Careers Hub allows project professionals to apply for the latest jobs, gauge what skills, qualifications and experience they need in order to make the next step in their career or see how their current role and salary compares to the wider industry.

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Become a member of APM

APM offers membership for both individuals and organisations. Each type of membership has a range of benefits designed to help you get the most out of being part of the project management profession.

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Take APM Qualifications

APM qualifications are an essential part of the APM FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism and are designed to meet your needs throughout your career.

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