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Employ an apprentice

The APM has been part of the Project Management Trailblazer Employer Development Group (EDG) since its inception – a pan-sector, employer-led* group comprising a mix of large companies, SMEs and training providers. This group has developed the Level 4 Associate Project Manager Trailblazer standard, which replaced the Higher Apprenticeship in England in January 2017.

The Level 6 Project Manager Integrated Degree Apprenticeship will be fully operational later in 2018 and will typically last for 48 months – after which time apprentices will achieve either a BA or BSc Honours degree in Project Management. 

Apprenticeships are a key component of our profession’s drive to attract new talent –providing an accessible entry point and encouraging those who might never have considered a career in Project Management in the past. Apprenticeships also set individuals on the professional qualifications pathway – providing a sound base for a successful career.

*Sellafield Ltd is the lead employer within this group

If you are interested in advertising your project management apprenticeship vacancy through APM, please contact APM Careers.

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Why offer an apprenticeship?

The Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship at level 4 will assist you or your business clients in developing a skilled and competent project management workforce.

There is no upper age limit for apprenticeships, so the scheme can be used to develop either new or existing staff.

This apprenticeship also includes a professional qualification that shows technical knowledge alongside the other aspects of the programme.


Business benefits

There are numerous benefits that apprentices can bring to your business. These include increased productivity, improved competitiveness, filling skills gaps, and developing a committed and competent workforce.

Successful project delivery is at the heart of all businesses and organisations. Having the right people with the right skills helps to achieve this.

Download Apprenticeship: an employer's guide.

Find out more about the APM Employer Guide to Apprenticeships

The government apprenticeship levy

Plan for your future workforce by understanding the apprenticeship levy, to come into force on 6 April 2017. 

The Levy is set at 0.5% and will need to be paid by all businesses with a payroll over £3 million. 

Larger businesses can use the levy funds in their apprenticeships service account to train new and existing employees. Small and medium employers can apply for government funding which will cover 90-100% of the costs of apprenticeship training.

Find out about Apprenticeship funding here.

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