Project Management Apprenticeship Level 4

Salary: £18,600

Location: Bedford, Bristol, Exeter, Manchester, Guildford

Closes on: 10 June 2024 at 12:00pm

Programme start date: September 2024

Start your journey to becoming a project management professional whilst being at the centre of exciting projects that help connect the country.

What you'll be doing

As a project management apprentice, you’ll develop your experience and knowledge through working on a variety of exciting projects, from multi-million-pound investment and improvement schemes to vital safety and innovation projects that shape how we build and operate our roads.

Guided and mentored by experienced project professionals, you’ll explore the full lifecycle of project delivery, planning and management. You’ll also complete a programme of learning that will help you achieve professional recognition as a member of the Association for Project Management (APM).

Find out more about the skills and knowledge criteria you’ll work towards on this apprenticeship.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have opportunities to continue your career journey with us and be at the heart of projects that deliver real impact in connecting the country.

We have vacancies across various divisions of National Highways including Major Projects, Safety, Engineering and Standards and Operations. Where you are placed will depend on your preferred location. Please let us know your preferred location at application and we’ll try to match your preference. However, we can’t guarantee this. Wherever you’re based, you’ll need to be willing to travel to other locations when needed.

What you'll get in return

By combining working and learning, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience and pave the way for a bright future with us. We’ll support your development every step of the way and you’ll enjoy the chance to shape your future with personalised development plans and career guidance.

You’ll have:

  • A dedicated line manager, job mentors and a skills coach to provide encouragement, direction and career planning support
  • Flexible working arrangements and time away from your role for your studies
  • Opportunities to connect and network with other apprentices as part of our Early Talent community

As well as a competitive salary, you’ll also have access to a fantastic employee benefits package. Find out more about the benefits we offer at National Highways.

What you’ll need to succeed 

It takes all kinds of people to keep our organisation (and roads) moving. Whatever your age, whatever your background, an apprenticeship is just the start of a long, fulfilling career with us.

If you can show that you’ve got what we see in our apprentices every day, you’ll be a great match. You’ll have:

  • The ability to work effectively with others in a team
  • The ability to work to timescales, understanding when and how to prioritise
  • The ability to give and receive information effectively
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely
  • A desire and passion to grow your career at National Highways

You’ll also need to have these essential qualifications:

  • Minimum of five GCSEs (including English and maths, at grade C/grade 4 or above)

Plus, ONE of the following:

  • At least 48 UCAS tariff points or equivalent level 3 qualifications (e.g. BTEC, T Level, NVQ)


  • Equivalent relevant experience

It is key to know all offers to onto our apprenticeships are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks. This includes a Right to Work check, reference check and a DBS criminal record check.

About us

Our strategic road network carries a third of all traffic and two thirds of all our country's freight. By investing in the right projects (and in the brightest talent), we’re building a network that makes everyone better off. This includes delivery of nearly 70 major projects with a total value more than £14 billion, and some of the most exciting and complex projects in the country.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion in what you do, work effectively in a team and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

And finally 

Please complete your application as soon as possible, as we may close to new applications earlier than the current closing date.