Project Management Degree Apprenticeship - Level 6 Colas Rail Limited

A Level 6 Project Management Degree Apprentice is required. As an apprentice you will spend your time within the business unit applying for and be motivated to work with others in the business, demonstrating our values of Care, Share and Dare. You will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills and to work towards membership of professional bodies in one of our many disciplines. Duties include: developing in-depth understanding of all areas which are key to managing a project e.g. costs, resources, risks etc.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Performance related annual salary increase during the scheme with the addition of employer benefits.

  • Working week

    You will be contracted to work a maximum of 40 hours per week including college. Working hours will be confirmed by the employer.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will become integral in supporting our project leads and technical teams in all matters associated with the planning and management of our Signalling & Telecoms rail projects. 

You will gain a sound understanding of the different elements involved in delivering a project at Colas Rail and you will be supported by a team who will guide and support you. 

You will:

- Develop an in-depth understanding and knowledge of project planning
- Develop in-depth understanding of all areas which are key to managing a project e.g. costs, resources, risks etc.
- Work on multiple projects both in the office and on site where the work is taking place
- Work with different team members to understand the importance of their roles
- Work to problem-solve issues and challenges
- Build confidence to share your ideas and challenge the norm.

The training you will be getting

  • During your apprentice scheme you will be learning on the job and from the training provider to learn the more advanced skills of your technical specialism.
  • You will support Lead Engineers, Supervisors and Team Leaders to deliver high value contracts for our customers and they will support you throughout your journey.
  • Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will receive Project manager (integrated degree) (level 6) qualification and gain professional membership to the professional organisation chosen during the scheme.
  • Training and training location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On successful completion of the Project Manager Apprentice Programme, there will also be the option to become chartered in this field.
  • You will be an integral part of our Future Leaders and Talent process mentoring others.
  • Your career will be full of opportunities to advance which includes international rotation within the wider group.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

Personal qualities: •Committed to a two/three year programme •Happy to work shifts (weekends, nights and bank holidays) •Have a positive approach to work and learning •Ambitious and drive •Enthusiastic •A desire to continually develop and grow •Team player •Good communication skills (written/verbal) •Great time keeping

About the employer

Colas Rail is a subsidiary of the Colas Group. We are part of over a hundred years of experience in delivering major innovations across the rail sector. Every day thousands of trains travel on tracks built or maintained by Colas Rail.


Colas Rail Limited


First Floor, Richmond House,

Edison Park,

Hindle Way,



Jyoti Ghai

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Training provider


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

Project manager (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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

Stage One Online Application Stage Two Gamification Assessments Stage Three Teams Interviews / Digital Assessment Centre

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024