The RPP roadshow finishes in Birmingham
Posted by APM on 21st Apr 2011
The lastRPP roadshow rollled intoBirmingham at the Jurys Inn, to an audience of42 members and non members who had turned up to learn about APM Registered Project Professional from Julie Legge, APM's Head of Membership. As with all roadshows, RPP Champions were on hand to give their experience of going through the pilot and offer up any advice.
Sean Milner, a succesful RPP candidate found the opportunity to take part in the pilot and gain RPP status a very rewarding experience. Sean said: "When I first heard that the APM was launching the RPP I was excited I was privileged enough to be involved in the pilot. To me that is important as I felt we had always been treated differently than our engineering peers particularly in career progression where professional memberships / accreditations are regularly used as a divisor for promotions. I found pulling the portfolio of evidence together a valuable experience, to focus on what I had achieved and contributed."
Sean offers advice by 'recommending candidates re-readtheir portfolio beforethey havetheir interview to remindthemselves which projectsthey have used -as the peer review interviewers only see your project track record.'
The end of the evening inBirminghamsawfive successful candidates presented with their RPP certificates as a way of APM showing their appreciation for their help during the pilot.Sean Milner, Adrian Pyne, Steve Simister, Adrian Belsey and Alan McPherson accepted their certificates fromJulie Legge, APM's Head of Membership.Seansaid: I was really proud to be an early member of this community and absolutely recommend this to all project professionals."
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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.