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Project Management
and Delivery

The Project Delivery Profession in government leads some of the most innovative and complex projects in the world.

The profession is growing year on year – there has never been a better time to join a community that values development and inclusivity.

Delivering Projects to Transform our Future

We are transforming our future. Our purpose is to successfully deliver projects in order to improve people’s lives, while building a professional community and rewarding career pathways. The need for project management excellence at the heart of public policy has never been more vital.

Thousands of projects are carried out across Government. Our biggest projects are worth around half a trillion pounds of taxpayers’ money – so it’s important that we spend it well. You could work on projects that revolutionise our digital work like Superfast Broadband or apply your skills to major infrastructure programmes like High Speed Rail 2. Join us and make a difference.

With us you’ll be part of a thriving community of over 14,000 people working on a range of projects across government.

We’ll invest in your career, giving you the tools to help you develop alongside:

Review our latest recruitment campaigns to find opportunities to become part of our cross government community.

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A photo of Leyly Bogue, she has long dark hair and is wearing a red top

“The Fast Stream makes me feel empowered to take control of my development and future career path.”

Leyly Bogue

Project Delivery Fast Streamer

Graduate and Apprenticeship entry routes

The Project Delivery profession has specialists of all backgrounds and levels. We offer the Project Delivery Fast Stream scheme for individuals looking to start their career in Project Delivery whilst playing an active role in some of the most significant projects in the country. 

Some government departments also offer project delivery apprenticeships. To find out the latest please visit Civil Service Jobs.          

Both the Fast Stream scheme and apprenticeships will give you the chance to build professional skills whilst playing an active role in some of the most significant projects in the country.

Your Career in Project Delivery

Working in project delivery in government, you have the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. The variety and significance of opportunities available is unparalleled. You can join the profession whether you’re new to projects or you’re an experienced Project Manager. The Project Delivery career framework showcases the range of project roles across the Civil Service.

There’s no set career path in the Project Delivery Profession, but if you’re new to projects you might start out as a Project Support Officer before specialising as a Risk Manager or a Project Planner and then becoming a Project Manager. Throughout, you’ll be supported with learning and world-class development programmes designed to build your capability and your career. Apply now!

You could work in:

Project delivery

Project and programme management

Agile project management

Stakeholder management

Project planning

Risk management

Business analysis

Portfolio management

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People, Performance and Principles: The IPA’s priorities for 2020

As the Government’s centre of expertise for project, portfolio and programme management, I believe it is crucial we focus on the 3 ‘P’s. By focusing on these three elements, we will ultimately support the delivery of IPA’s vision is to create the best performing projects system in the world.

Government Project Management and Delivery Profession Job Vacancies

Review our latest recruitment campaigns to find opportunities to become part of our cross government community.

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Championing an inclusive workplace

Karina Singh is our Diversity and Inclusion Champion. Watch her video to find out how others in her network supported and championed her career.