by Zoe Zorka

A career in project management is an exciting and fulfilling one. No two days are ever the same. You will work with a diverse set of people, have a lot of responsibility, and you will need to achieve goals and meet deadlines. It can be incredibly rewarding. However, one decision you need to make is how you are going to make your way up the career ladder. While there are many options available, one that you should certainly consider is a project management apprenticeship. Read on to discover the many benefits that are associated with this.

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• You will learn how to apply theory to real-life – One of the problems with university courses is the lack of practical application. There is no substitute for work experience, and with an apprenticeship, you will get plenty. You will learn on the job, ensuring you have the skills that employers are looking for. You will also find the transition into full-time work a lot easier.

• You will benefit from a project management qualification – Apprenticeships and project management qualifications go hand-in-hand. You will benefit from a recognised qualification that has credibility all over the world. You can also do other relevant courses during your experience, like Alteryx training. After all, project management is a global career with outstanding opportunities worldwide.

• Exceptional progression opportunities – A project management apprenticeship gives you excellent opportunities for progression. Of course, there is always the chance that you will impress at the place of your apprenticeship, and you may get offered a full-time job by the end of it. But, even if this does not happen, an apprenticeship enables you to enhance your CV and stand out from the competition when applying for jobs.

• Global opportunities – There is no denying that project management is a global career, and an apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to progress your career all over the world. Project management skills are required everywhere in every business, even if you are not applying specifically to be a project manager. Not only this but the very nature of project management today means that you will often be managing global teams, with people from all cultures. This makes it an exciting career to say the least.

• Increased future earning potential – You may enjoy an increased salary when you move into a full-time role. This is because you already have experience as a project manager.

• Learn with the support of an experienced project manager – Apprenticeships enable you to work alongside an experienced project manager. You can see how they work and you will learn an awful lot from them. It is like having your very own mentor; someone to show you the ropes, and this can make a massive difference. It also means that you will build up your contact book, which will come in useful in the future.

•Become more confident – Last but not least, an apprenticeship enables you to become more confident, self-assured, and independent. You will feel a great sense of pride with every achievement you make, and you will become a lot more confident in the project environment.