UCL Human Resources


Mid-career apprenticeships

Our mid-career apprenticeships are designed to support the professional development of our staff at all levels of the organisation.

Our programmes

UCL currently has the following mid-career level apprenticeship programme; this has been created to support the professional development of staff, build leadership and management capabilities. Programmes will continually be added.

 Occupational StandardProfessional body recognitionRequirementsDuration
Leadership and ManagementProject Management (level 4)Associate Member of the Association for Project Management5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics, and hold a minimum of 48 UCAS points, or equivalent.18 months

More information

Full details are provided in the pdf document below. 


How to apply

Nominations for the programme are now open. To apply, please complete the nomination form below by close of play on Friday 8 November.

Nominations will be reviewed by a selection panel and programme will commence 20 January 2020. 


Frequently asked questions

If an existing member of staff undertakes a mid-career apprenticeship, does this affect their salary or terms and conditions?

No, but you will need to sign an Apprenticeship Agreement.

How much time will the training involve?

Over the period of the apprenticeship, programme staff would need to be given 20% of work time to undertake off-the-job training. This training will be delivered by the training provider.

What about on-the-job training?

Staff will need to be given opportunities to put in practice what they are learning. UCL’s Approved Training Providers will work with the line manager to agree suitable opportunities.

What responsibility does the manager have for training the apprentice?

The training programme is set out in a national standard. The training provider will meet with the line manager and agree on a job description which will meet the needs of the department and of the training programme. The training provider will meet the apprentice in the workplace at least every 12 weeks and assess their progress and discuss any issues with the manager.

Who is eligible to appy?

This opportunity is open to the following permanent staff at UCL who have successfully passed their probationary period: 

  • Staff currently in PPM roles who are members of the PPM Community of Practice (CoP)
  • Other professional services staff with some element of PPM in their jobs and an interest in developing their skills further.

For more FAQs, please see the UCL PPM Apprenticeship Guide (above)