The Golden Thread

A Study of the Contribution of the Project Profession to the UK’s Economy.

The Golden Thread

We’re APM: Association for Project Management 

We’re the only chartered membership organisation for the project profession in the world. We have over 40,000 members and more than 400 corporate partners that benefit from what we do.

Our activities – from qualificationsnetworking and events to research, resources and debate – raise the profile of the project profession, challenge the status quo where it matters and set the highest standards. In a complex world, we’re helping the project profession deliver better. Because when projects succeed, society benefits.

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Chartered standard

Whether you manage projects, programmes or portfolios, chartered status shows you’ve achieved the highest standard of expertise and have proven your exceptional project capabilities.

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Wherever you are in your career, our project management qualifications grow your skillset, enhance your credentials and give you a competitive edge so you can deliver better.

Enhance your career


Be a part of APM and at every stage of your career you’ll make an impact, delivering better projects with better outcomes. That’s better for you and for the wider world too.

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Future Lives and Landscapes

The power of projects is in their ability to drive change that improves people’s lives. But the profession itself must face challenges and seize opportunities to meet society’s needs.

As the chartered membership organisation for the project profession, we want to understand the current and future landscape for the projects and programmes creating social benefits in the UK.

What issues affect these projects, how much of an impact are they having, and where are those impacts most felt? And how must the project profession change, to continue making a positive difference to people’s lives?

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Discover the benefits that APM Corporate Partnership delivers

Take a trip to the Roundhouse in Birmingham where the National Trust’s project professionals talk all things qualifications, explaining the impact their membership has made to the projects they deliver, as well as their individual careers.

APM Corporate Partnership Programme

National Trust, The Roundhouse, Birmingham & West Midlands

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