Graduate Project Manager
If you love organising resources and people, a career as a project manager may suit you. As a graduate project manager, you will be given training and development to gain knowledge, skills and experience required to take on a full PM role.
A project manager is responsible for delivering projects on time and in budget, by planning and organising resources and people. You'll need to track work to be completed, set deadlines and delegate tasks to the project team, identifying any potential risks. You will be responsible for completing the project work in-line with the plan and will often report progress to senior managers.
The role will include:
- setting objectives in line with your organisation or client needs, which may include scope, content, timings and budget
- planning work and setting deadlines to meet the agreed needs
- select, lead and motivate your project team, including external stakeholder organisations
- monitor the work to make sure it is on time and within budget;
- co-ordinate the work of your project team and delegate tasks where appropriate;
- identify and manage risks to ensure delivery is on time;
- implement any changes throughout the process;
- report regularly both to management and the client.
The PM Graduate is expected to immerse themselves in the operations of the project delivery team. During the 3 year duration of the PM Graduate Scheme, as your experience grows, so will your responsibilities, and at the same time we will support you in becoming professionally qualified (APM Introductory Certificate and APMP).
Year 1: Gaining Knowledge –75% placement rotations, 25% Project Management Office
Year 2: Gaining Knowledge –Doing project management role whilst working under supervision, learning business resource management & report writing.
Year 3: Building-up project delivery responsibilities and demonstrate ability
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