I want to be a Project Manager
Do you have strong time management skills? Are you well organised with a strong attention to detail? If the answers are yes, project management could be the career for you.
As a Project Manager, you will take on the key role in managing a project from the initial planning stages all the way through to it's delivery.
With key skills that cross industries, Project Managers are in demand throughout the world and can find careers within construction, telecommunications, engineering and new media.
What is a Project Manager?
Working on projects from the beginning to the end, Project Managers' set out a series of objectives to ensure work is completed on time, within budget and meets the needs of the project outline.
In essence, keeping a fine balance between Scope, Schedule and Cost.
Responsibilities as a Project Manager will vary from industry to industry, but in the main, they will include:
- The execution, monitoring, control and closing of a project
- Creating and implementing schedules to meet deadlines
- Cost estimation along with budget control and development
- Structuring and resourcing a team
- Performing quality assurance
- Risk management and mitigation
What skills do Project Managers need?
- Strong managerial skills and ability
- Proven team leader
- Exceptional ability to delegate, motivate and communicate
- Problem solving
- Great organisations skills
- Attention to details
- Work well under pressure
- Strong work ethic
- Ability to meet objectives set by a client
Gaining a globally recognised qualification is essential in finding the right position.
PMI courses are recognised across industries as the de facto certifications needed to prove your skills, knowledge and expertise. They are the sought after prerequisites which employers look for.
What are the key project management courses?
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
An entry level qualification, which demonstrate your understanding of the fundamental knowledge and terminology of Project Management.
Project Management Professional (PMP)
For experienced Project Managers, PMP is a globally recognised and respected certification that validates your skills in setting up, running and sustaining large-scale projects.
What do Project Managers earn?
Junior Project Manager: On average, £20,000 to £25,000
Project Manager: £25,000
Digital Project Manager: £40,085
Construction Property Manager: £52,000
Experienced Project Managers and those working in a high profile position can earn upwards of £60,000 or £600 per day for short contract or freelance projects.
Your career as a Project Manager
Project management skills can be applied to many roles within all industries. Managers, Programme Directors, Head of Departments and Chief Executives all require a good level of project management knowledge and experience.
A combination of the right skills and experience can propel you to the highest levels of business. Your career path could include:
What do our students say?
"After speaking with The Learning People, it wasn't long until I was taking my CAPM certification.
Studying the CAPM course meant I was able to include it on my CV and gave me confidence in knowing I had up to date industry knowledge. All this played a significant part in gaining my new role as Localisation Project Manager with Canon Europe.
Thank you so much to everyone at The Learning People for the help you have extended to me and to the other participants on the Off The Bench scheme. It has been invaluable."