Peter B is a Third Party Syndicate Finance Manager at Chaucer - he is an accountant within the financial services sector. But he started off as a tennis player, travelling the world to Junior International Tournaments, and hoping to represent the UK at the Beijing Olympics. But he had to rethink his future after a shoulder injury. "I had to make the choice - do I try and get better, or do I go to University... What am I going to do?" He took A levels and went to university but didn't like it there, so he got a job and trained as an accountant, working his way up within the company. He feels he brings the competitiveness and perfectionism of a sportsman to his job.
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DescriptionJob holders in this unit group manage and oversee major projects across all sectors of modern industry, commerce and the public sector, in areas such as e-commerce, business analysis, finance, product development, marketing, human resources.
QualificationsEntry may be via a degree or postgraduate qualification in project management or a subject relevant to the particular sector or via significant relevant work experience in that sector.
- Finds out what the client or company wants to achieve;
- Agrees timescales, costs and resources needed;
- Draws up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project;
- Selects and leads a project team;
- Negotiates with contractors and suppliers for materials and services;
- Ensures that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards;
- Reports regularly on progress to the client or to senior managers.
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|Computer programming, etc||16516|
|Architectural & related||14437|
|Public admin. & defence||7082|