ICBC Standard Bank
Like ICBC Standard Bank, many organisations are beginning to prioritize training for management and leadership skills. By utilizing the Apprenticeship Levy funds, businesses can upskill their existing workforce and close the management skills gap.
“I see this opportunity with CMI at the moment as a great option for both the individuals we put in the programme and future talent.” states ICBC’s Head of Client Onboarding Peter Sinclair. "...To develop the skills that individuals need to become future managers of the organisation is where we’re invested."
How do you take a young graduate, with a desirable skill set but no management experience, from a background in politics to managing 145 mechanical and electrical engineers at NG Bailey? With a management apprenticeship, of course.
"A lot of industries are short of people," NG Bailey’s Regional Director, Lee Taylor, observes; "We wanted something bespoke to develop our own from the ground up … We’re definitely seeing the positive outputs now because of CMI [Apprenticeships]."
Pizza Hut Restaurants UK
Professional qualifications and experience are vital in a business such as Pizza Hut, where in a few years an individual could be managing a team of 100 and serving up to 100,000 customers in a month.
“We particularly like apprenticeships … Being able to join at any level and having that aspirational pathway up to degree really helps make it a career of choice.”