John Lewis Partnership develop their future project management talent through the Associate Project Manager programme

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John Lewis Partnership launch their Associate Project Manager apprenticeship programme, to develop sustainable change in their project management capability and performance

As a levy paying organisation John Lewis Partnership recognise the value of using the apprenticeship levy, to develop new recruits and junior project coordinators into capable and effective project managers.

Following a rigorous selection process, Provek and their apprenticeship specialist partner Corndel, are proud to announce the launch of the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) Associate Project Manager programme.

Through the selection process, Provek-Corndel recognised the importance that JLP placed on their brand values, reflecting values that we hold, being a focus on quality, profound sense of vision, striving to offer a higher level of service and recognising the value of our people.

The cohort of fifteen participating on the programme represents the three areas of JLP – Waitrose, John Lewis and Group. The participants will be a mix of new starters and existing project coordinators.

JLP recognise the benefits that the Associate Project Manager programme can offer employees who wish to progress a career in project management. The programme provides a highly effective blend of learning styles through workshops, one-to-one coaching/mentoring, guided-self study and applied learning, resulting in participants becoming competent and confident project managers at the end of the 13 month programme.

Participants are required to reflect on the new skills they learn, through regularly completing continuing professional development questions, which builds a portfolio of evidence required to complete the programme, embedding the knowledge and skills learned. Participants also gain APM’s highly respected PMQ qualification.

Historically, Provek has worked with both Waitrose and John Lewis, gaining an invaluable insight into the JLP culture and how the businesses operate, which will be drawn from and built on through the delivery of this programme.

Through the planning stage of the programme Provek-Corndel worked with JLP, identifying key priorities which will be targeted through the programme delivery, ensuring further relevance to the workplace application for the participants.

The Associate Project Manager programme is one of the new apprenticeship standards that is funded by the apprenticeship levy, making effective use of JLP’s levy fund to invest in their future talent across all three business areas.


Andy Roughton, Partner & Organisation Change Support Lead

“Corndel-Provek have been super to work with, easy to communicate with and are really client focused.

Their core values are similar to ours, so it’s natural for us to choose them for our Apprenticeship”.

For further information on Provek's Associate Project Manager programme please get in touch

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