What is a Project Management Apprenticeship and how will it help you start your career?

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Are you considering an apprenticeship? It can be a great way to start any career. Apprentices gain hands-on experience in the workplace and earn a salary while learning new skills. They also get the opportunity to achieve a professional qualification or register as a level 4 apprentice.

As highlighted in National Apprenticeship Week 2022, starting your career with an apprenticeship can give you access to on-the-job training, a broad skill set, and invaluable work experience. What’s more – the opportunity to earn while you learn means you can launch your career without unnecessary debts hanging over your head. 

What Is a Project Management Apprenticeship?

A Level 4 project management apprenticeship is a professional development programme that incorporates the APM Project Management Qualification. Running over 13 months, participants cover 17 core learning areas and enhance their project management skills via one-to-one coaching, study groups, group workshops, and self-directed learning. 

What are the benefits of a project management apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a great way to combine career development with full-time work and the increasing demand for skilled project managers makes a project management apprenticeship a lucrative option for budding professionals. To find out if a Level 4 project management apprenticeship is right for you, take a look at the benefits it can offer:

Enhanced skills

The Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship covers a wide range of project management modules, including the project lifecycle, information management, project monitoring, risk management, and quality controls and assurance. Critically, you’ll learn how to apply theoretical principles in real-world environments to develop your knowledge, skills and experience. 

As a result, you’ll be able to apply your learnings within your current role and showcase your skills to your existing and future employers. When you’re looking for career opportunities, employers will be keen to hire applicants with advanced skill sets, and proving your value via project and programme management courses is a great way to develop enhanced skills. 

Boost your confidence 

Being confident in your own abilities can be something of a learning curve, particularly in the early stages of your career. When you’re still learning core industry skills or familiarising yourself with various professional environments, it can be tricky to maintain your self-assessment. 

As you gain project management skills and achieve apprenticeship standards however, you’ll find that your confidence naturally increases. Similarly, you’ll feel more competent in a professional environment and more willing to voice your opinion, take ownership of projects, and collaborate with your peers. 

Increase employability

Employers are always looking for motivated workers who are keen to learn and undertaking the  Level 4 apprenticeship will ensure you stand out as an ambitious and driven project professional. As well as giving you skills that you can use in your current role, completing a project management apprenticeship will help to increase your employability now and in the future. 

By providing you with meaningful skills that can be implemented across any industry and sector, a project management qualification will stand you in good stead throughout your career, no matter what route you decide to pursue. 

Fast-track career growth

If you’re wondering where a Level 4 project management apprenticeship can take you, the sky’s the limit! After completing your APM qualification that is integrated within this apprenticeship, you may decide to undertake further qualifications. Provek’s Level 4 apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to fast-track to a Level 6 BSc (Hons) Project Management degree with the University of Cumbria. Alternatively you may wish to follow APM’s career pathway and go on to achieve the APM PPQ and thereafter chartered ChPP accreditation.

 

Expand your professional network

When completing our Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship, you’ll take part in group workshops and study groups, which will give you the chance to meet project management professionals who are pursuing similar goals. As well as learning from each other, you can forge long-term friendships and professional relationships that can last your entire career. 

A robust professional network can have an extremely positive impact on your career, particularly if you focus on optimising your professional reputation and enhancing your personal brand throughout your industry. With the chance to make professional connections while completing an apprenticeship, you can begin developing your professional network right now. 

Industry knowledge

You might have already decided which industry you want to work in, or which niche specialties are most interesting to you, but knowing how other sectors operate can be advantageous. When you undertake a career apprenticeship, you’ll get an insight into how other industries use project management to optimise performance. You might even find that you can apply these learnings to your own sector to deliver new benefits to your employer. 

As you combine a broad overview of multiple sectors with in-depth knowledge of your own industry, you’ll gain key insights that enable you to apply your project management skills more effectively and with optimal success. 

Is the Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship right for you?

People often assume that apprenticeships are designed solely for career starters, but this isn’t the case. While younger professionals can certainly benefit from the Level 4 apprenticeship, you can accelerate your career development at any stage with a project management qualification. Our clients use this programme both for new starters but also to upskill their existing employees seeking a career in project management. 

Have you fallen into project management without any training? Perhaps you’ve been undertaking informal project management tasks and you’re ready to formalise your knowledge and experience? Maybe you’re keen to increase your earning potential by obtaining professional qualifications? Alternatively, you might be looking for a career change that can offer enhanced satisfaction and fulfilment.

If so, the Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship can give you the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to achieve your professional goals and realise your ambitions. Read more about if a Level 4 Associate Project Manager the right choice for you.

Are you ready to enrol on the Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship? 

With more than 27 years of experience providing outstanding professional training, Provek is well-equipped to support you on your journey. As an accredited provider of the Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship, we have a 99% pass rate, with more than 80% of participants achieving merits and distinctions.

To learn more or to enrol in the Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship now, contact Provek on 01635 524610 or email us at enquiries@provek.co.uk 

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