In collaboration with West London College, we offer a two-year Project Management apprenticeship. To date, we have successfully recruited eight Project Management Apprentices to undertake a varied role managing the fieldwork aspects of quantitative and qualitative projects; from set-up through to close of data collection. We believe there are certain skills that are much more effectively picked up whilst being hands-on, therefore apprentices are placed on ‘real’ jobs from day one. On completion of the programme, our apprentices receive a professional qualification from the Association for Project Management (PMQ) as well as passing the apprenticeship end-point assessment.
One of our apprentices had this to say about the scheme: “The best thing about being an apprentice at RP is that you are given the opportunity to be involved and work on projects from beginning to end, which provides us with valuable insight into the amount of work it takes to deliver large projects for clients. This allows us to develop the vital skills that are needed to be an effective member of any project team.”