I was very proud to have been named 2016 Young Project Manager of the Year for the Midlands. Following my early career change I have worked hard to build a career in this industry, so to have gained this kind of recognition was very gratifying.
APM Midlands Branch - Young Project Manager of the Year Award
Posted by Catherine Bendell on 5th Dec 2016
The APM Midlands Branch Young Project Manager of the Year Award 2016 seeks to recognize rising talent in our area – those in the early stages of their project management career who are making a difference to their projects, the companies and clients they work with and the project management profession as a whole.
The APM Midlands Branch Young Project Manager of the Year Award 2016 is open to project managers and specialists aged 30 years or under at the date of submission but candidates may not be a student. They can be working on any project where their involvement has been greater than six months.
We are looking for the candidate who has delivered the greatest benefit to their clients, project teams and wider stakeholders. The emphasis will be on the positive contribution the project manager has made to the outputs and outcomes of their project, whilst recognising the essential role that the project management techniques have in delivering success. Project management criteria are based on the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.
Candidates must be nominated by the Midlands Branch Corporate Member by whom they are employed or contracted. Entries for the Midlands Branch Young Project Manager of the Year 2016 are now open and the closing date for entry is Wednesday 01 February 2017. A question pack can be requested by emailing YPM@APM-midlands.org.uk.
Finalists and guests will be invited to attend a presentation evening on Wednesday 22 March 2017 alongside students vying for the APM Midlands Branch Student Project Manager of the Year Award 2016 and their sponsoring Higher Education Institutes.
The presentation evening will take place at the outstanding Rolls Royce Learning and Development Centre in Derby, where guests will have the opportunity to visit the prestigious Rolls Royce Heritage museum within the LDC. Guests will then enjoy a speaker from Rolls Royce, informal networking opportunities, a delicious hot buffet and a headline speaker from the APM. Finally, each finalist will give a short presentation regarding the project for which they have been nominated before the winners of both the Midlands Branch Young Project Manager of the Year Award and Student Project Manager of the Year Award 2016 are announced. Guests will also have the opportunity to observe teams of students competing in project management simulations finals, which will take place in the ‘Street’ complex of the LDC.
The winner of the Midlands Branch Young Project Manager of the Year Award 2016 will receive a trophy and package of benefits including two years free membership of the APM, a copy of the APM Body of Knowledge 6th Edition and £50 of Amazon vouchers.
A photographer will be on hand to capture the moment as the winners receive their trophies, in addition to documentary photographs of the evening’s highlights and guests.