Sellafield Ltd announce new ‘Project Manager’ degree apprenticeship

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Students across the UK are set to benefit from a new Project Manager degree apprenticeship specialising in leadership skills to tackle any industry

Big-name companies including; The BBC, British Telecom, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems have backed the idea and gathered together to launch the new apprenticeship.

The four year scheme will create project managers for any industry, not just nuclear, equipping people with an internationally recognised project management qualification and a Bachelor of Science degree.

The Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Anne Milton, said: “It is fantastic news that the project manager apprenticeship standard is now up and running.

“It will give people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to demonstrate their potential and learn important leadership skills. They can then in turn use those skills to support businesses across the country to grow.”

The University of Cumbria (who lead the Project Academy for Sellafield), Cranfield and the University of Greenwich provided the support of academia.

John Oliver, Sellafield Ltd Projects Director, said: “This brand new qualification demonstrates that Sellafield Ltd is leading the way in developing project skills for the UK.

“To have global companies looking to Sellafield Ltd and the University of Cumbria to help to develop their project managers, shows that Cumbria and the UK remain at the forefront of project education and skills.

“Project delivery is a key part of our mission of making Sellafield safer, sooner, and the skills are required to support our 100 year decommissioning programme.

“The academy is just one of the interventions we have made to create the next generation of project professionals, for Cumbria and the UK.”

The Project Academy for Sellafield was launched with University of Cumbria in April 2016 to help increase project capability across the country.

The latest prospectus can be found here project academy prospectus.

For further information on the project manager degree apprenticeship visit the institute for apprenticeships website or email


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