30/11/2020

Categories: Construction, Postgraduate

Why Personal Development is Essential for Construction Project Managers

The MSc Construction Project Management course at the University of Bolton is designed for ambitious construction graduates, or senior level professionals with existing experience in the industry. Focusing on professional and personal development, our master’s training will help you reach your potential and take the next step up in your career.

Here are some of the reasons why personal development plays such a vital role in fostering highly successful construction project managers.

There’s a skills shortage in the UK
Project managers are on the list of in-demand workers within the construction industry. While it’s a candidate’s market and jobs are plentiful, it’s also important to upskill if you want a competitive edge. Through focused professional development, you can help the industry fill vital skills gaps while also boosting your earning power.

The industry is changing fast
Technological advancements such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation mean that things are evolving quickly. In such a fast-paced industry, it’s essential for construction project managers to develop their skills to remain relevant. Postgraduate study is a great way of making sure your skills are up-to-date.

Great leaders are needed now
Data from the Office of National Statistics reveals an ageing workforce, with 20% of UK construction workers over fifty, and 15% now in their sixties. Fresh talent is needed now in order to repair the skills shortage and build great leaders of the future. Our course arms you with the management, assessment and problem-solving qualities required to oversee projects, as well as lead and train others.

If this inspires you to upskill, enrol with us in January 2021. There’s nowhere better to study than the University of Bolton if you want to enjoy both professional and personal development in your construction career. We rank in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), and in the Top 50 UK Universities in The Guardian University League Tables 2021.

We’ve also been voted No.1 in the North West for Student Satisfaction for three years running (Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019). Welcome to #UniAsItShouldBe, where students’ needs always come first, and where everyone gets a chance to reach their potential.

To enrol in January 2021, see our MSc Construction Project Management course page for details.

 

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