Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship - a triple win for all

Posted On: 
17th July 2018

The Association for Project Management welcomes launch of Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship.

The Association for Project Management (APM), Europe’s largest professional body for project professionals, warmly welcomes the approval of the Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship standard.  This is another significant development for the project profession in 2018, following the launch of the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard in May.

The Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship at Level 6, available from September, signals a new opportunity for those looking to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that will help the profession to deliver change across the globe. This apprenticeship builds on the success of the Level 4 Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship, one of the most popular standards available – and numbers are continuing to grow, in contrast to a more general decline in starts across standards.  

Those who successfully complete the new Degree Apprenticeship will enjoy a triple benefit of a paid-for university degree, on-the-job experience and a professional qualification to build a pathway to chartered status. 

Commenting on the launch APM chief executive Sara Drake said: 

“Our nation’s projects continue to grow in size, complexity and importance. Its vital our profession has a skilled workforce ready to deliver them.  Designed and supported by many of APM’s corporate partners and leading employers, we can be confident those who successfully complete the apprenticeship will be of the highest calibre, ready to deliver our future projects to a world-class standard. 

“I would like to congratulate all those involved in the development of the Level 6 standard and wish the best of luck to apprentices about to embark on the new apprenticeship.”

Wes Robinson of Sellafield, the lead employer for the standard, said:  

“As Chair of the Employer Development Group for the Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship standard, I am extremely proud of this momentous step for the profession. This approval ensures our next generation of project professionals have the skills and structure to enable them to be successful in their career and gain a university education at the same time.”


Employers involved in creating the standard were: Sellafield, Arcadis, Arup, Atkins, Aviva, BAE Systems, Balfour Beatty, BBC, British Airways, BT, Deloitte, HS2, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Jacobs, Lloyds Banking Group, MBDA Systems, Network Rail, Ordnance Survey, React Engineering, Rolls-Royce, Royal Mail, Sellafield Thales, Transport for Greater Manchester, Transport for London and Turner & Townsend.

Email for more information on the standard, how it is suitable for new entrants as well as existing members of staff – and for details of APM’s two revised apprenticeship guides, for employers and parents.