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Project Management Graduate Scheme

Who you are

You’re a self-starter with a strong work ethic. You have an inquisitive nature and are not afraid to challenge the way things are done. You’re able to present and communicate alternative ideas in a clear and confident manner. With strong organisation skills, a cool head and an eye for the detail, you’re able to solve problems with a calm and pragmatic approach. You enjoy working as part of a team and have empathy towards others.

How long is the scheme?

Two years

Where you’ll be based

Opportunities are available across Britain, at locations including Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester and York, however it is important to note that you will rotate at least three times during the two years on this scheme, and flexibility regarding the location of each placement is essential.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll work as a graduate project manager, exploring commercial, safety, and risk and opportunity management techniques. With exposure across several functions, including construction, planning, strategy, operations and estimating, your strong interpersonal skills will come into their own when you’re building relationships with your stakeholders.

Our key projects cover the whole of Britain and the rotations during your time on the scheme will give you the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and experience to support your long-term career.

You could be contributing to high profile projects such as Thameslink, Crossrail or HS2 through preparing presentations, reports, or managing key contracts. You’ll also gain a basic level of knowledge in engineering.

During your time on the scheme you will undertake training on leadership skills to start you on your leadership journey.

Entry requirements

2:2 in any degree subject

What professional qualifications could you gain?

Association of Project Management (APM) Introductory certificate

What opportunities are available at the end of the scheme?

Many graduates go on to apply for permanent roles such as project management assistant or scheme project manager. In these roles you’ll have the opportunity to undertake further qualifications such as the APM Practitioner and APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ).

Why you should choose this scheme

During the first year you’ll have the flexibility to explore foundation project management skills that meet your own interests, as well as gaining a broader appreciation for our industry. Our project managers are highly visible across the organisation so it’s an opportunity for you to really make a name for yourself.

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