Student guide to project management
There has never been a better time to work on projects! Our Project:You student guide gives you an insight into the project profession, as well as case studies, and information on our free student membership.
Our short guide shows you more about a profession that plays a big part in making things happen and keeps on growing as more companies in more sectors become project-based. Our guide includes:
- What are projects
- Where in the world
- Project skills
- Case studies
- Our corporate partners
Find out more about our professional qualifications – including the Management Qualification which sits in project management apprenticeships and many project-related graduate schemes.
- APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
- APM Project Management Qualification
- APM Project Professional Qualification
APM Student membership
Student membership is a great way to build your project knowledge, grow your network and get a head start in your career. It also gives you discounts on our qualifications, publications and events.
It's open to any full-time or part-time student or apprentice aged 16 or over who has an interest in project management.
Money makes the world go round
You’ll spend a long time working, so doing something you enjoy will make your world a happy place. Mix work with your interests and values and you’ll hit the jackpot.
Our project management salary calculator* allows you to see the earning potential in the project profession. Based on job title, work location and experience, how does your potential measure up?
*APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2020
Project management salary calculator
My journey at PA began with an internship and I joined permanently after graduating in Sociology with Criminology. I’m part-way through PA’s 12-month development programme and working towards attaining my APM Project Fundamentals Qualification. Read more ...
I have just completed the project management higher apprenticeship at BAE Systems, which includes a BSc Project Management degree. I am already a Full member of Association for Project Management (MAPM). Read more ...
I graduated with a BA in Law with Business Studies before starting my career in project management. My first role, as a project officer with Serco, enabled me to develop a wide range of skills, working on a large regional development agency project. Read more ...
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