Job 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.


  • 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.

Entry Requirements

Entry 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.

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £52,000 per annum and can progress up to £59,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 19,826 employed Business & Financial Project Management Professionals in the region.