Management Degree, apprenticeship or both?

With the government’s 2020 Vision for English apprenticeships this is a question on the minds of many school leavers and parents, writes CMI Southern board member Peter Fisher. Experienced professionals are also wondering if management apprenticeships could offer them a path to qualification and career development while working and earning.

This National Apprenticeship Week, have a look at whether you or your firm could benefit from this kind of training and development opportunity.

According to English Apprenticeships: Our 2020 vision, “83% [of apprentices] said their career prospects had improved” and “those completing an apprenticeship at level 4 or above could earn £150,000 more on average over their lifetime”.

CMI believes that completing a management apprenticeship can fast track your professional career. CMI offers a range of apprenticeships suitable for team leaders to senior managers. You will be earning while you learn and getting the qualification! You will be getting hands on experience which is valuable to employers learning both the theory and the practice. English Apprenticeships found “85% of apprentices said their ability to do the job had improved”.

With a CMI apprenticeship you will also become a CMI member giving you access to many benefits including but not limited to mentoring, resources and development tools which will enhance not only your delivery but also kick start your network and support your ongoing development.

To find out how you could become an apprentice and to see the various apprenticeship qualifications on offer visit the CMI apprenticeship web section.

CMI offers three types of apprenticeships – more details of its management apprenticeships.

Article published 2/2017


Webinar on how the levy could help you

On 9 March 2017, the CMI will be offering a free webinar on ‘Practical Approaches to the Apprenticeship Levy’. It will be hosted by Alison Cox, Head of Apprenticeships and Simon Openshaw, Apprenticeships Programme Manager at CMI with guest panellists: Robert Vince, Strategic Development Director at Interserve and Simon Littlewood, Partner at Grant Thornton.

If you have not already registered, do visit the website. The webinar panel will discuss:

• how apprenticeships can help you achieve your strategic aims

• how you can maximise your levy investment

• how to make the new apprenticeships standards work for your business

• practical steps in how apprenticeships can form part of your talent strategy

• the competitive advantage apprenticeships can give you in the marketplace

You can join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #MgtApprenticeship