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Apprentice Project Manager


London, United Kingdom

The Capital Apprenticeship Academy is a partnership venture between The Education & Skills Funding Agency, and AECOM.

The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency within the Department for Education, is responsible for £23 billion of capital funding investment over this parliament to provide additional school places, rebuild or refurbish school buildings and address essential maintenance needs.

AECOM designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries with global revenues exceeding $17 billion. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.

The Capital Apprenticeship Academy offers a unique apprenticeship experience – where you will get to work on high-value high-profile projects while working in both the public and private sector through a series of rotations. You will gain unique experience of working for the client, consultant and contractor in construction management and project delivery. You will be a civil servant in the ESFA, with a guaranteed permanent job when you successfully complete your apprenticeship.

The Project Management Apprenticeship will start on 4th September 2017. You will work towards a project management degree over 4-5 years, with an additional period to allow you to complete your studies and successfully apply for membership of a chartered professional institution.

Key responsibilities:

The role will involve working with colleagues across the group and department and will include:

Rotation between posts and assignments in ESFA Capital, building your operational delivery, project management and commercial experience as you work with different teams.

Undertaking a 12-month rotation with the ESFA’s partner company AECOM and an external company, exposing you to work in the differing roles of client, consultant and contractor in the construction industry.

Working towards a BSc Construction Management degree over the course of the four-year apprenticeship programme, with dedicated study days provided and access to a range of online and blended learning tools.

Minimum Requirements

230 UCAS points or equivalent e.g. 96 UCAS Tariff points for those sitting exams this year.

GCSE English & Maths at grade 'C' or above

An aptitude towards good logic, problem solving and strong organisational skills

An interest in and a desire to pursue a career in project management

Interest in the construction industry as a whole

Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities

Practical, adaptable and enthusiastic

English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills


Ability to work as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications N/A

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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