Ministry of Defence signs deal to give recruits skills to thrive in Civvy Street

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a two-year partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to equip personnel across the Armed Services with transferable career skills.

The new contract with the CMI follows a pilot programme where the institute’s Executive Diploma in Management and Executive Diploma in Strategic Management were trialled as part of the MoD’s own training and development programme.

The qualifications aim to equip participants with skills in management and leadership for their current role and future civilian occupations.

Both qualifications meet National Occupational Standards as defined by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and are therefore recognised across non-military organisations.

Jo Causon, director of marketing and corporate affairs at the CMI, said: “In the current skills crisis, the MoD is not only showing a commitment to its own personnel, but to the wider UK economy.

“Organisations across all sectors should follow its example and equip individuals with the skills needed to drive UK competitiveness.”

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