Student guide to project management
APM's Project:You student guide gives you insight in to the project profession, as well as case studies, information on our free Student membership and 50+ examples of companies supporting the guide.
There has never been a better time to work on projects.
Download our Project:You student guide to learn more about a profession that PwC research shows employs more than two million people in the UK, and contributes more than £150 billion of gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy – that’s more than financial services. Our guide includes:
- What are projects
- Where in the world
- Project skills
- Case studies
- Networks and knowledge
- APM links with business
Find out more about our professional qualifications – including PMQ which sits in project management apprenticeships and many project-related graduate schemes.
- APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
- APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
- APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)
APM Student membership
Student membership is a great way to build your project knowledge. Student membership also gives you deep discounts on APM conferences that run through the year. You also get free access to our Emerging Professionals Network events.
These informal events bring together students, apprentices, young professionals and career changers from a huge range of sectors.
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?
Project management salary calculator
What is project management?
After studying Civil Engineering, I completed a Master’s degree in Project Management which led to my current role in Royal HaskoningDHV as a graduate project manager within the Project Management Consultancy Advisory Group. Projects are a huge part of our everyday lives, yet they often go unnoticed. Read more ...
I am a project management apprentice, working towards my APM PMQ qualification. I joined a year after completing my A levels; previously I had worked in leisure, with no project experience. Read more ...
After graduating from the University of Leeds, I joined the Project Delivery Fast Stream graduate programme. I started at the Department for Transport where my project was to produce a mobile phone offering of 2,000 iPhones and Samsungs in exchange for everyone sacrificing their BlackBerry and desk phone. Read more ...