Sellafield Ltd is one of the first companies in the world to be acknowledged as an “accredited assessor” for project managers through the Association for Project Management (APM).

Following the establishment of our project academy, this landmark achievement means we can now develop our project professionals from entry level apprentices, through the APM’s PMQ (project management qualification), and Accredited Project Management Level 1 certification, all the way through to chartership status.

Sellafield Ltd currently has 68 chartered project professionals working in the organisation. Now that we have our own capability to perform chartership assessments, on average this figure is set to increase by 10 per year.

The standard was achieved after 2 years of work by a committed team of volunteers, a pilot assessment; including candidates, assessors and mentors, and an extended external assessment process.

Andy Sharples, Sellafield Ltd Project Director said:

A very small number of organisations have achieved this status from the APM, which reflects how we’re leading the global standard for project management career pathways and development.

We have fantastic opportunities available in projects, and this accreditation from the APM further strengthens our position within industry – both for individuals who would like to work with us and for organisations we’re working alongside.

Getting the ‘accredited assessor’ status means we are now amongst the first in the UK and globally, acknowledged as delivering training and experience at Project Management Level 2 certification to this global standard, established by Royal Charter.

Andrew Tyson, Head of Project Management capability, Sellafield Ltd said

This is an outstanding achievement for Sellafield Ltd – the team have worked tirelessly to achieve this status. Our career pathway offers support at every stage – from entry as Project Management Degree Apprentices through to chartered project professionals for our most experienced colleagues.

This is a really exciting time to be working in projects at Sellafield Ltd, as we take the next step to developing and growing our own project professionals.

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