Islington Council offers a wide range of high quality Apprenticeship Pathways that combine working in a great job, comprehensive training and development opportunities and a competitive salary. Our Project management Apprenticeship Pathway consists of a two-year opportunity to build on your problem solving and analytical skills whilst working towards a Project Management Level 4 apprenticeship qualification. Following the initial application process successful applicants will join the Strategy and Change Team within the Chief Executive’s Department.

The Job – Working as a Project Management Apprentice for the Council you will be trained across the following areas:

    • Business cases
    • Project communication
    • Project planning and scheduling
    • Budgeting and cost control
    • Resource management
    • Project risk and issue management
    • Project quality

And Will Also

    • Develop strong professional relationships with your own team and with others we work alongside and to whom we provide services. Provide day-to-day assistance to senior project manager in overseeing different aspects of the project.
    • Assist in the development and understanding of technical practices and stages of a project.
    • Participate in strategic planning.
    • Provide administrative support (e.g. documentation, data entry, etc.).

Training And Development – Within Your Role You Will

    • Complete a Level 4 Project Management apprenticeship qualification funded by the Council. This will involve attendance at a college and/or completing tasks in the workplace (depending on specific course requirement)
    • Join the Apprenticeship Pathway personal and professional development programme that will involve a series of varied development activities and events throughout your year with the Council

Working in Islington Council

We appreciate and value our employees and recognise the importance of a motivated and supported workforce. We will support your development through the activities mentioned above and through the ongoing support of your manager and a mentoring programme. In addition to the competitive salary and excellent annual leave package the organisation offers a wide range of benefits such as; discounted gym memberships and cycle schemes, discounted theatre tickets and local discounts from restaurants and shops

Moving on

After you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship Pathway you will have gained valuable workplace experience and attained a professional qualification which will improve your chances of finding work either within the Council or with another employer or help you move on to a higher level apprenticeship elsewhere. You will have networked across the Council and be aware of the internal job market during your time with us and we will provide support on your approach to the wider job market as part of your development programme.

The Project Management Pathway is ideal for people with excellent planning, organisation and communication skills and a willingness to learn.

To Apply For This Pathway, You Must

    • aged 16 or above and
    • unemployed (or working no more than 16 hours)
    • and an Islington resident or Islington care leaver or a student at an Islington secondary school student currently or within the last 12 months
    • have achieved a grade C/4 or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics
    • have level 3 qualifications, such as A levels, NVQ/SVQ Level 3, or a BTEC National Diploma
    • not be qualified in project management at level 4 or above.

Closing Date: Sunday 15 November 2020

Proposed Assessment Day: Week commencing 30 November 2020

Apprenticeship Start Date: December 2020/January 2021 (subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks).

For an informal discussion about apprenticeships at Islington council please contact, Bina Limbachia on 020 7527 1885 or email

If you are an Islington resident who would like support with your application please contact the iWork Team on 020 7527 3559 or email

We welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and acknowledge our responsibility to mitigate against structural racism.

Islington Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment.

Islington Council is also committed to flexible working and will consider requests where possible.

Islington also operates random drug or alcohol testing for safety critical roles or for where there may be just cause.

To apply for this position please use the online application process below. Please note that the council only accepts on-line applications, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. If you are unable to use the online process please contact the Recruitment team on 020 7527 2155 or e-mail

Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the