Project management level 4 apprenticeship

About this programme

On this scheme, you’ll find out how to manage a complex business, as you explore our different areas and oversee new initiatives.

We rely on our projects to be on budget, on time and – ultimately – successful.  On our two year programme, you'll learn the foundations of exceptional project management and work towards the Associate Project Management L4 Apprenticeship Standard. That means working alongside senior colleagues to understand how different business areas work, how to improve them, planning and implementing projects of all sizes.

Please note that our 2019 programmes are now closed, but please come back later in 2019 for announcements on our future cohorts.

Hear from our people

Find out more from our Project management apprentices who are currently completing their programme with Royal Mail.

What you'll learn

  • Engage in class-based study alongside our specialist training partner

  • Undertake formal management training to develop leadership skills 

  • Be supported by experienced mentors and project managers

  • Gain a Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard

  • Become a member of the Association of Project Managers.

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Located in London, including a series of nationally based project placements.



£19,000-£21,500 per year (£1,583-£1,791pm) starting salary, rising to a minimum of £27,500 per year (£2,291pm) on completion of the programme and end point assessment.



2 years


Entry criteria

You have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (including Maths, English and Science), plus two A levels (or equivalent). You are able to start work in September 2019. You are eligible to work in the UK.

Who we're looking for

  • Someone with a good head for figures, a sharp eye for detail, excellent analytical skills and a highly organised approach

  • A warm, engaging person who enjoys working in a team

  • Somebody who knows their way around Microsoft Office

  • An individual with a strong work ethic and who wants to develop in a hands-on role.


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Whoever you are and whatever interests you, there’s a role for you at Royal Mail. If you’re looking to join a company that puts your development at the heart of everything we do, start exploring our wide range of roles now.