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A frantic February has seen me travel more than 1,000 miles to meet some of the countrys brightest and best young project professionals.

From project managers in the broadcasting industry to managing directors in the rocket-engineering field, each of our Rising Stars is achieving wonderful things and excelling in their respective arena. These practitioners all have one thing in common: an unquenchable thirst for success.

Projects Rising Stars is now in its third year and has undergone a number of changes including the reduction of those featuring from 10 to six and the introduction of special standalone supplement, which you will you find in Aprils issue of the magazine.

The aim is to make Rising Stars more detailed, more exclusive and to truly celebrate the success of some of the worlds finest young professionals.
I have been sincerely astounded at the enthusiasm and energy of our Rising Stars, and inspired by their achievements. They range in age from 24 to 33, and each has an interesting and, at times, unconventional story of how they rose through the ranks.

During this project Ive learnt no matter what your background or passion, there is a career in project management for you. With the right attitude and aptitude you can soon find yourself delivering multi-billion-pound schemes or helping to transform an industry.

The reoccurring advice from each of the interviewees is to embrace your passion. We may not all be as lucky as to know exactly what we want to do from a young age, but if you stick to pursuing what you enjoy throughout your career, there is no limit to what you can achieve.

Congratulations to all of the practitioners who feature this year. And thank you for your inspiration.

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Posted by Andrew Hubbard on 4th Mar 2013

About the Author
Andrew is the editor of Project magazine. He began his career working as a freelance journalist. At the time his clients included Northcliffe and BSkyB. He became editor of Project at the end of June 2012.

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