Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship: Project Delivery

Civil Service

The government is responsible for a diverse range of projects often on a very large scale and of great complexity.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 03 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£375.00 - £423.00

Working week

37 flexible hours - wage dependant on location

Total hours per week: 37.00

Apprenticeship duration

2 years

Possible start date

02 Oct 2017

Date posted

06 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship level

Higher Level Apprenticeship

Reference number


Civil Service apprentices have an unrivalled opportunity to learn the valuable skills and experience they’ll need to develop excellent careers in project management.

You’ll also have the rewarding experience of knowing that the projects you work on can transform the lives of millions of citizens across the UK.

You’ll be working with experienced project delivery professionals from day one and have the opportunity to learn from their experience. You’ll work across a range of roles gathering some core skills which may include project reporting, project risk or project finance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You won’t need previous project experience.

Personal qualities

You’ll get the experience you need while you’re on the programme. We are looking for apprentices who:

  • are positive, proactive and make the most of the opportunities available
  • are able to balance the demands of working full-time in a fast-paced project environment with diploma studies
  • can collaborate and work as part of a team to deliver successful outcomes
  • are ambitious, take responsibility and make things happen
  • have great verbal and written communication skills
  • have good organisation skills with an eye for detail
  • are open to new challenges are able to see the bigger picture

Qualifications required

You’ll need 5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, or equivalent. You’ll also need 2 A levels, at grade D and above, in any subject. (Or expect to have these qualifications by 31 August 2017.)

You’ll also need to check you meet the general entry requirements, such as age, nationality and residency.

Future prospects

Permanent job attached to the apprenticeship

About the employer

The Civil Service helps the government of the day develop and carry out its policies. We also deliver vital services which help people across the country and from all walks of life. Some of the areas where civil servants are doing important work include: • shaping healthcare so that people can live better for longer • collecting the money that pays for the UK’s public services • making sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy • leading global work to end poverty and saving lives when communities are hit by humanitarian emergencies In a nutshell, we’re working to make everyone in Britain healthier, safer and more prosperous.


Civil Service

Training provider

You’ll take the Level 4 associate project manager apprenticeship standard.

The learning programme lasts for approximately 2 years. You’ll spend 80% of the time in your role and 20% doing classroom training, online learning, project simulations and challenges, assignments, and meetings with your personal coach, mentor, workplace adviser or buddy.

Whilst you’ll get some study leave you will also be expected to study in your own time, particularly around exam time and when you have assignments and portfolio evidence to submit.

To achieve your Level 4 apprenticeship certificate (a qualification in its own right) you’ll need to pass 2 written exams (which lead to your PMQ qualification), produce a portfolio of evidence that shows your competence in the learning areas of the apprenticeship standard, give a 20 minute presentation on your portfolio and have a discussion with an assessment panel.


Apprenticeship framework

Project Management

Training provider

National Apprenticeship Service

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by National Apprenticeship Service

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 03 Apr 2017