OUR JOBS FOR PROJECT MANAGERS
Duties: Your role as a project manager
Your path to becoming a project manager
Intrigued by the exciting field of project management, but unsure how to land a job in this area? While there is no single way to become a project manager, we can offer some tips for those hoping to train in the field.
In addition to the personal qualities you should possess, academic qualifications are essential. That said, project management jobs are no longer the exclusive preserve of business graduates. Quite the contrary, in fact: rising numbers of technically-oriented companies in such sectors as IT and engineering look for highly specialist project managers. By contrast, business graduates usually have the edge when competing for economic projects.
Whatever discipline you decide to study, you should aim to attend a couple of events on the theme of project management so that concepts like smart target definition and the SCRUM method are not alien to you when you graduate.
Internships and jobs for working students
Companies are also impressed by career entrants who have gained some experience of project management to back up the theoretical knowledge from their university course. You should therefore complete a work placement or find a working student job during holiday periods. We will be happy to help you find a suitable student job.
These days, many companies are offering traineeships in project management. As a trainee, you can gain valuable practical experience while receiving personal support and training. A traineeship lasting 1-2 years therefore offers an ideal introduction to the world of work, often with a fair chance of being taken on permanently afterwards.
Project management salaries: What you can earn
As is the case for most professions, salaries for project managers vary according to sector, qualifications and length of experience.
Alongside the fixed salary, many remuneration packages for project managers include a variable, performance-related component that makes up around 10% of the total salary.