Working as a Project Manager

Stream until Thu 1st Dec
20 mins
FREE
Careers guidance
Careers guidance
Andrew PritchardHost: Andrew has delivered Project Management expertise of IT and Business Change initiatives in multiple industries, including Oil and Gas, Hospitality, Airline and Financial Services for the last 8 years. He is passionate about making operations and IT systems efficient for large, often complex, organisations. These roles have taken Andrew to many places across Europe and the United States.

A career as a Project Manager can allow you to work across many different industries and many different countries! The skills you develop in a role such as this can be applied to so many different jobs. 

In this class, Andrew will talk through a day in the life of a Project Management role in IT & Organisational Change. He will provide a specific focus on how anyone can still be a successful Project Manager, even without in-depth knowledge of solutions being delivered to the business.

Some careers can sound complex and daunting to those starting out; Andrew explains why it is less scary than it sounds.

This is a great class for anyone interested in taking the next steps to become a Project Manager but also for students who don't yet know which career is for them and want to get an insight into a wide range of different roles.

Related Classes: If you are keen to explore more Careers, why not take a look at all the Career Guidance classes we have available to help you find your future industry!

Safeguarding reminder: We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost importance. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled. 

Key takeaways:
  • An understanding of the role of "Project Managers" as problem solvers
  • The most effective PMs are masters of software like Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for articulating their ideas
  • Some routes into the industry and the importance of saying "Yes" to opportunities
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students who have always wondered 'What exactly is a Project Manager?'. This class is also aimed at older students who are thinking about their potential future career options.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
  • For live classes, please arrive promptly. Students' cameras and microphones are disabled by default.
  • For on demand classes, students will be watching a recording of a previous live class.
  • Once you have signed up, you will be taken to your dashboard where you can view details of the class, and re-watch it in the future.
  • Students will be sent confirmation of the class to their email address if provided.
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