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Assistant Project Manager at Transport for London

Is a career in project management right for me?

Are you an excellent communicator? Are you able to come up with great solutions to the issues you are presented with? Do you like organising yourself and other people? Want to play a part in projects that improve all transport modes for the community, with great opportunities for career-building and leadership roles?

If so, a career in project management with Transport for London could be the answer.

Perks and challenges of being an Assistant Project Manager

Perks:

  • You’ll get the chance to see a major project from start to finish and see the positive impact it has on many people’s journeys.
  • You’ll be thriving in a fast-paced environment where you’ll develop your project management skills and have good career progression.
  • You will make sure TfL delivers value for money to its customers

Challenges:

  • TfL is a multifunctional organisation, so you’ll need to become knowledgeable about all their modes of transport and functions. The more experience you get, the more you’ll build up your knowledge.

Useful Skills

  • Communication – you’ll need excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with people within and outside TfL.
  • Organisational – you’ll be working on a portfolio of projects, so being able to go from project to project in an organised way is key.
  • Problem solving – sometimes projects will present challenges; you’ll use your problem solving skills to spot issues and come up with workable solutions.

What qualifications do you need to be an Assistant Project Manager?

There’s more than one route into a project management role at Transport for London. The role of assistant project manager at Transport for London requires experience of project management alongside a professional project management qualification such as PRINCE2 or APMP.

You can choose to study project management at university or through completing an apprenticeship. Both routes, combined with experience of working within project management and teamed with an interest in and knowledge of the transport industry, will boost your employability.

In order to become an assistant project manager at Transport for London, you’ll need to have knowledge and understanding of project management methodologies and their practical application in a transport setting. There are various courses in project management you can complete to give you a better understanding of project management techniques and methods, which will boost your employability. To search for courses near to you, use the course finder.

What is the workplace of an Assistant Project Manager like?

You’ll mainly be office-based, but may get the chance to travel to meet clients and project sponsors.

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