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Why choose a career in project management?

30/10 2018Posted by: npower Resourcing Team Subscribe to this blog


Project Management is a career that’s come to the fore in recent years. With a series of globally recognised standards such as Agile, Scrum and PRINCE2 entering common vernacular, project managers can now safely tell their friends and family what they do for a living without getting blank faces in return. 

The npower Business Transformation graduate scheme is designed to enhance your understanding of various project delivery methodologies. Applying this in actual programme delivery across a two year period, you’ll gather a wealth of practical experience that will serve you well for years to come. 

The skills acquired through change and transformation management processes are invaluable, but there are many other reasons why this is a great line of work to get into. 

You learn a range of skills 

As a project manager – and indeed in our Business Transformation programme – you learn a wide variety of skills, both soft and hard. From hands-on experience of project and programme delivery and building an understanding pf project delivery methodologies through to gaining a commercial awareness and understanding corporate strategy, the scope is significant within this role. You’ll also play an integral role in large-scale change and transformation projects, helping you to become a future business leader. 

There’s a positive outlook

Many of the principles that underpin project management processes have been given the Silicon Valley treatment over recent years. A search on Product Hunt for productivity and workflow tools returns hundreds of results, each one promising to solve all your current process woes to give you hours back each day. Technology is playing an increasingly important role in project management across all industries, giving professionals the chance to get hands-on with some of the coolest new tech around.

Despite all this time and financial investment, a Future of Employment study from Oxford University puts the profession at just 4% risk of being replaced by some form of artificial intelligence. On the contrary, there’s an estimated 15% growth forecasted over the next decade. That’s a similar risk level as landscape architects, paramedics and astronomers, putting the profession in esteemed company.

There’s a huge amount of human interpretation that needs to be done to deliver projects in an effective and efficient manner. Knowing when and how to deviate from a plan is something that computers simply aren’t adept at. During the npower scheme, various modules provide you with commercial acumen, so you can understand the dependencies and real-world consequences of business change. 

There’s a flexible career path 

Projects come in all shapes and sizes, and so do the paths which project managers tend to take once they’ve flown the nest of their current profession. The most common path is to Operations Manager, then Head of Operations, but many often opt for the more creative side, going into content, or something commercial within the business development realm. Project management tends to give you a neat overview of how each department works, allowing those who have excelled within the profession to spread their wings in any direction. 
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