Join Anesu Chivenga (Project Management Degree Apprentice, Rolls Royce), Caspar Bartington (Head of Volunteer and Education Engagement, Association for Project Management) and Ian Clarkson (Head of Organisational Consultancy, QA) in conversation as they talk about the future talent pipeline and how to attract the next generation of project professional. Ian will be posing the questions followed by the opportunity to ask your own questions to Anesu and Caspar.


Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Time: 12:30 – 13:10

Cost: FREE

Target Audience

Anyone involved in projects, or with an interest in projects.

About the Presenters

Anesu Chivenga, Project Management Degree Apprentice, Rolls Royce

Anesu is a Project Management Degree Apprentice at Rolls-Royce in conjunction with The University of Cumbria. She is currently in her 2nd year of a 4-year programme, and is involved in a lot of different STEM and outreach activities to encourage the next generation about apprenticeships and the project management profession.

Anesu is the secretary of the African Caribbean Pioneers Society within Rolls-Royce and is passionate about encouraging and inspiring the next BAME professions.


Caspar Bartington (Head of Volunteer and Education Engagement, Association for Project Management

Caspar Bartington is APM’s Head of Volunteer and Education Engagement.

Caspar has 20 years’ experience of marketing and engagement in the financial services, education and project management sectors. He has worked with schools, universities and employers to raise awareness of early careers programmes, including apprenticeships, and build a talent pipeline.

Caspar’s current role includes working with APM’s volunteer networks, including APM apprentice and graduate ambassador networks who support the outreach that Caspar manages.


Dr Ian Clarkson, Learning Consultant, QA

Ian is a highly experienced consultant, author, trainer and speaker with over 20 years’ experience in project management, organisational change and learning – working with organisations in all sectors.

Ian was an author of the APM BoK 6 and a referenced reviewer to the most recent update to PRINCE2 publication. Ian was on the technical advisory board for the development of the APM Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management, and also for the update to the APM suite of certifications for BoK 6. Ian is a regular blogger, podcaster, contributor to the APM’s Project The Future Challenge Paper 6, and for Project Manager Today Magazine.

Ian is passionate about helping organisations prepare for the future – and when he’s not helping organisations transform he reads the latest articles and research on the topic. Maybe he should just get out more instead!

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