The Project Management Apprentice will be responsible for Project Tasks as assigned by their Project Management Office (PMO) Manager for the EMEA region. This is a 2 year Level 4 Apprenticeship and will be based from our Ampthill site supported by studies at Bedford University.

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

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Our apprentice positions offer: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays Flexible working Generous pension scheme Recognition schemes Employee Discount scheme - including an attractive range of retail, holiday and leisure discounts Wellbeing support

  • Working week

    We operate a flexible working schedule, exact working days and hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

Have you ever organised a party; planned an event at school and/or college; arranged a holiday or completed a piece of coursework with a group?

Have you had a part-time job?

If so it is likely that you have used project management skills. Every industry employs project managers or uses project management skills.
Apprentices will also have the opportunity at undertake a number of Lockheed Martin Programme Management and business training courses which will complement their external training. 

Programme Management (PM) is at the forefront of what we in Lockheed Martin on a day-to-day basis, and the PM team are ultimately accountable for delivery against all of our UK commitments.

The PM apprentice will have a unique opportunity to join the UK Maritime Team and gain a wealth of experience and knowledge from one of our busiest and most diverse portfolios of Programmes in the UK.

The Project Management Apprentice will be responsible for Project Tasks as assigned by their Project Management Office (PMO) Manager for the EMEA region

The Project Management Apprentice will report and be under the general direction of the PMO manager for the EMEA region.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Be involved in all aspects of the Project Management process, methods and techniques to initiate and execute projects to meet strategic objectives
  • Support the PMO team and customers during project proposal phases and capture
  • Support the PMO team in preparing the Project Charter, Project Execution plan and Monitoring progress
  • Be involved in project governance structure including; communications, reporting, meetings structure
  • Support the PMO team with the day-to-day project delivery against the requirements to a range of customers
  • Using the Project Management tool maintain, update and report on key project data and work the PMO team by identifying any potential issues as the project progresses

The candidate will be assisted by experienced personnel throughout their apprenticeship, helping them understand the various IT systems we maintain and ensure learning to be proficient project manager who can work on any projects within our organisation.

The onsite learning will see the Apprentice embedded into various projects at LMUK Ampthill where, with guidance from Subject Matter Experts, they will develop skills and gain experience to provide evidence of their knowledge and learning. 

Apprentices will be exposed to all disciplines of Project Management, giving them the best possible start to a career in Project Management.

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprentice will be working towards gaining the Project Management Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard
  • This role will support the achievement of this Apprenticeship along with the training provided by the chosen Training Provider

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Lockheed Martin UK has a number of development opportunities open to Apprentices, including the opportunity to progress with a higher level apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential
A Level or equivalent or a Level 3 BTEC in Business (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

Lockheed Martin (UK) Ampthill is a rapidly changing, dynamic part of the Lockheed Martin Corporation with both domestic and international customers. It consists of three business areas focussing on Vehicles, Special Projects and Mission Support, which provide a variety of products and services to the MoD and other customers including the Warrior CSP, Scout and support to the Land Environment Air Picture Provision capability.




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Associate project manager

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Visit our website and search our Apprentice opportunities to find the right one for you, upload your CV, complete the required coversheet and submit. Your application will then be assessed against academic criteria and checked to make sure it contains all required information. If your application is successful, you will be invited in to attend an interview or an assessment day at one of our UK facilities.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jan 2024