The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has opened its doors to automatic membership for British army soldiers and officers, retired and serving.
The CMI say that the training and experience army personnel gain in service can be directly mapped across to membership levels offered by the Institute.
Major Di Langford of the Army’s Directorate of Educational and Training Services, commented:
“Our training is among the best in the world – not only amongst other armed forces but among any other private or public sector organisation. We’re pleased that a prestigious organisation such as the Chartered Management Institute recognises the value and expertise of Army personnel. This is a great opportunity for our personnel to gain some wider experience to assist them in both their Army careers as well as in any future career outside the Service.”
The partnership with the Chartered Management Institute is a central part of the Army’s programme to form wider partnerships with professional institutions, awarding bodies and universities to maximise development opportunities for soldiers and officers.
Mary Chapman, chief executive of the CMI added: “The Army is clearly determined to help its soldiers engage in lifelong learning and we are delighted to help provide developmental and professional support for them. By becoming members of the Chartered Management Institute soldiers will have access to career development tools, guidance and a network of professionals who share their goal to be the best.”