The Royal Navy has joined forces with the Chartered Management Institute to offer sailors the chance to develop their management and leadership skills.
As part of the alliance, individuals of all ranks will be able to gain membership of the institute, giving them access to nationally recognised qualifications, career advice and a network of managers.
The institute has even mapped its membership levels with the Royal Navy’s own ranking system and promotion courses. Midshipmen and petty officers will equate to the institute’s associate member level, while lieutenants and warrant officers will have the benefits of full membership.
Membership of the Chartered Management Institute will give sailors access to information about developing new skills to start a second career and about potential recruiters, should they wish to leave the Armed Forces.
Jo Causon, director of marketing and corporate affairs at the Chartered Management Institute, said the Royal Navy was a leading example of how organisations should tackle the skills problem.
“Our partnership with the Navy offers sailors the opportunity to develop competencies that will not only serve them in service, but also in the wider civilian world,” she said.