Information for apprentices

How do I get involved as an apprentice?

If you want to become an apprentice for any of CMI’s apprenticeships there are a number of ways that you can do this.

  • Search for an apprenticeship, and register your details so that you can get alerts about new apprenticeships here
  • Contact employers that you would like to work with directly. They may not already offer apprenticeships but they may well consider becoming involved with apprenticeships
  • Find out what Providers offer the apprenticeship that you’re interested in. These could be colleges, private training providers or universities, Providers may have relationships with particular companies that take apprentices so may be able to assist in placements. Those currently offering apprenticeships can be found on the Chartered Management Institute’s website.
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I have already done an apprenticeship – can I do another?

Yes you can, provided you are learning substantial new skills. This apprenticeship may be at the same level, a higher level or even a lower level as the one that you’ve already done...

How do I register as a member with CMI?

CMI and your training provider/ university will organise your membership (CMDA apprentices). For levels 3 and 5 you’ll need to contact CMI.

How do I access CMI online resources?

You will/should have received a welcome email from CMI containing your unique username and password. Please use these to login to your CMI account. From here you can update your details and also access ManagementDirect, CMI’s online knowledge portal. You will be classified as an ‘Affiliate’ member of CMI for the duration of your apprenticeship.

What happens if I experience any issues logging in?

Simply contact CMI through the ‘Help’ button and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.

What happens if I don’t receive my welcome email?

Please contact your training provider/ university course administrator who will contact CMI on your behalf to resolve this quickly and efficiently.

What will I be able to access?

You will have access to a wealth of online resources including ManagementDirect, CMI Mentoring, exclusive webinars as well as a host of networking events held around the country.

How do I find dedicated resources to the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA)?

When you login to ManagementDirect (MD) you will see a ‘Course Requirements’ button on the homepage. Simply click on this and you will be directed to the page which holds the CMDA framework. All the relevant content in MD is linked to this framework, so you are never more than a couple of clicks away from the information required.

Who are CMI, how are they linked to my apprenticeship and how can I find out more?

CMI are the leading professional body in Management and Leadership, they are the only organisation able to award Chartered Manager status. CMI played a major part in developing the CMDA standard with employers and education providers.

Where can I find out what membership benefits and services are available from CMI?

Please click on the following link which highlights the range of membership benefits and services available:

http://www.managers.org.uk/individuals/become-a-member

Where can I find out more about the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Please click on the following link for further information:

http://www.managers.org.uk/management-apprenticeships/apprenticeships/level-6-chartered-manager-degree-apprenticeship

Will I still have access to CMI membership benefits and services after I have successfully completed my CMDA?

As part of the CMDA programme you will receive a further 12 months membership once you become a Chartered Manager (e.g. towards the end of your programme). After this period you will be responsible for maintaining your membership of CMI.