Assistant Project Manager at Transport for London

What is an Assistant Project Manager?

Interested in being part of making a positive change to London’s transport network? Want a varied role where you’ll be involved in making sure that various projects are on track and provide value for money? Is your personal diary or events calendar always up-to-date? With a career in project management, you’ll be working with many different colleagues at Transport for London who all share the same vision, to deliver great transport services to all across London?

As an assistant project manager for Transport for London, your main mission is to ensure the delivery of projects is on schedule, to budget and hits all project objectives. You’ll also identify potential risks and try to reduce them if possible. As well as this, you’ll report on the progress of projects to your colleagues, clients and sponsors.

So tell me more about how to be an Assistant Project Manager

As the role of assistant project manager requires experience of project management you’ll need to be able to talk about your experiences in an interview.

At school and beyond, it’s always a good idea to build up your office software skills – programs like Excel (for spreadsheets) take minutes to learn and a lifetime to master, so getting experience of basic IT skills and programs will help you prove you can organise information and schedules in an office environment and set solid foundations for further learning and training.

One way of gaining experience is to do some work experience or volunteering and look to build your organising and leadership skills. To find out more about work experience and volunteering, click here.

Becoming an Assistant Project Manager… What does it take?

To become an assistant project manager for Transport for London you’ll need to be strong in the following

  • Communication and Influence
  • Planning and Organising
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making​

When applying for this role, you’ll need to be prepared to talk about yourself and these qualities within a work setting.

Learning and development courses and training to build your career

When applying for the role of assistant project manager, you’ll ideally have a professional qualification in project management. You can search for professional qualifications in project management by using the course finder tool.

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