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Starting your career in project management

Our guide to help you start your new career in project management

When you think about your career, it’s technically made up of days.

You have days you’ll remember forever; proud moments, standout achievements, maybe even an award or industry recognition. Then come your bad days; the boredom, the boss, the lack of prospects, the list goes on.

And then you have the occasional days which are life-changing, where you make a decision which will define your future.

Life-changing days

These days are the important ones. It’s when you realise there is something bigger waiting for you; something exciting and challenging where you can thrive and make a difference. Who wouldn’t want one of those days.

If you haven’t had one of these defining days yet, don’t worry, your time will come.

Starting a new career

Each of us has an average of three careers during our working life, so who knows, your life-changing moment might be just round the corner, or even at the end of this page.

Every day, all around you, there are projects being managed. The roadworks that make your commute a little longer are project managed, the new bar that’s opening in town is project managed, and that wedding you’ve been invited to this summer is definitely being project managed!

Starting a career in project management

Project management is everywhere you look, but have you ever thought of it as a career path?

Aside from being incredibly diverse where no two days are the same, you can work in an industry you love because there are project managers needed everywhere. You can be responsible for your success, for your project’s success, for the team and their morale, for budgets and big decisions. You can be who you were meant to be.

5 brilliant reasons you should consider a career in project management

Now, if you’re still wondering whether project management is for you, see what you think about these statistics…

  1. As reported by the Association of Project Management (APM) just a couple of months ago, the average salary for a Project Manager is £47,500 – £18,000 more than the average UK salary
  2. Developing project management skills through training and knowledge can lead to a salary of more than £50,000
  3. Becoming a contractor can offer you even more, with almost 50% of those questioned in the survey earning more than £70,000
  4. 80% of those questioned were satisfied in their role, an incredible statistic which directly links to the better work/life balance we seek
  5. There is demand for project managers; we live in a world which is constantly changing and businesses need to keep up, and this is where project managers come in

So now you’re thinking, tell me more. And I will. And then you’ll be surprised how simple a career change could be.

Helping you reach your career potential

At Training Bytesize we are a family firm with over 30 years’ experience, specialising in supporting people just like you who want to take charge of their future and launch a career in project management. Our training qualifications in project management are internationally recognised, ensuring that you have the tools you need to succeed wherever your career may take you.

The perfect place to begin your project management training is the Project Fundamentals Qualification from the Association of Project Management (for acronym lovers it’s also known as APM PFQ). This qualification gives you a broad understanding of project management principles and the profession itself, and starting from just £250 for the online training package it is financially accessible. Plus, being the first of three coherent and progressive levels of training from APM, you can easily see and reach your potential, alongside support from us every step of the way.

Passing your exam first time

The team at Training Bytesize understands that one-size-fits-all training just doesn’t work. We are all individual and learn in our own way, so our training packages can be tailored to your learning style and undertaken online, through virtual learning, classroom-based learning, or we can even come to you and deliver your training requirements on-site.

Here at Training Bytesize we’re a small, family-run company that cares about you. We care about your decision to embark on a new career, we care about the training you undertake with us and we care about your success and ability to reach your potential.

To find out more about the training we offer and our competitive prices, take a look at our APM PFQ course, email us at or call our office in Cheshire and speak to one of our friendly qualified advisors on 01270 626330.

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