The project manager is responsible for day-to-day management of the project and must be competent in managing all aspects of a project.
Why choose project management?
A career as a project manager can be exciting, varied, fulfilling, and productive. The fact there is a clear start and end date means you will feel a sense of achievement on completion, with clear milestones along the way. Many project managers talk about the feeling of pride they experience in delivering something that makes the world a better place.
APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2021
While salary is an important aspect to consider, and certainly, project managers tell us that theirs is a very healthy one (£47,500 being the average salary of and experienced project manager according to APM member survey respondents), it is also reported over eight out of 10 people claimed to be satisfied in their current role.
The average salary of a project
professional is £47,500
Be curious and ready to learn
Project management career advice from Rob Leslie-Carter
Take the opportunity to lead
Project management career advice from Adeline Daly
Always improve your knowledge
Project management career advice from Ana Bertacchini
The career of project manager
Jess Annison, director of change and improvement, Open University
Receiving an OBE in her twenties and working on the 2012 London Olympics are just some of the career highlights for Jess Annison, 33 year old project manager and director of change and improvement at the Open University.
Annison began her career with the Civil Service’s Fast Stream programme, one of the best graduate schemes in the country.
There are many routes to becoming a project manager, from gaining a qualification, to working your way up on the job.
Whether you have a question around qualifications or courses, some advice based on your personal insights, or wish to tell us your project success story, we'd love to hear from you.