Since joining the Airbus graduate scheme in 2004, Martin Rowse has taken on multiple roles and now leads on Marketing and Strategy for Airbus Defence and Space.
The biggest benefit to me of becoming Chartered is being part of the CMI community.
CMI interviewed Martin about his route to Chartered Manager:
How has Chartered Manager status helped you in your role at Airbus?Achieving Chartered Manager status has already started to show benefits - I'm already changing the way I support and manage my team. Working with professional engineers really asks you to step up in terms of your management style and your management abilities. Becoming Chartered through CMI has enabled me to do that.
What have been the main benefits to you of becoming Chartered?Being recently Chartered, I've noticed that my confidence has really improved. What the Chartered Management Institute gives you with the events and the community is a wider understanding. Getting together with people who are going through similar challenges in different industries is invaluable.
Martin Rowse | CMgr
What's the difference between a manager and a Chartered Manager?The process of becoming Chartered gets you to look at your skills and your abilities as a Chartered Manager. It’s important we recognise that management is a professional skill that needs to be built, needs to be encouraged, and needs to be focused on. Being Chartered has given me that additional push.
Becoming a Chartered Manager not only provides benefits to the individual, but to their employer too. Colin Paynter, MD of Airbus Defence and Space Ltd, tells us about the benefits he has seen Martin bring to the role. “Martin has benefited from becoming Chartered, especially around recognising his professional skills in management. This has helped Martin not only recognise his strengths but also those areas where he needs additional focus. Martin is being proactive in this area, having discussions with his peers from other industries and bringing that thinking in to Airbus and improving his abilities.”
A Chartered Manager's average added value to their organisation.
use Chartered Manager as proof of leading people and managing change.
agree that chartered status shows their integrity and commitment to ethical behaviour.
say they are better managers after achieving Chartered Manager status.
report greater self-awareness.
use chartered manager to showcase their continual learning and growth.
Your recommended route: Experiential route - register your interest.
Your recommended route: Qualified route - register your interest.
Your recommended route: Exemption route - register your interest.
Did you know that the process to become a Chartered Manager can take as little as two weeks? Choose your route below and start your journey to become a Chartered Manager today!
The exemption route is for experienced managers who already hold a CMI Level 5 or above Diploma in Management & Leadership.
The experiential route is for experienced managers who do not already have a degree-level management qualification.
The qualified route is for managers who already hold a degree-level management qualification.
You will need to meet the following criteria:
The exemption upgrade builds upon the knowledge and expertise demonstrated through completion of your qualification.
Assessment is undertaken by completion of a written submission, detailing the learning gained, the improvement in your management practice and the positive, measurable contribution you have made to your organisation. You will then need to send the completed form to CMI for validation.
Upon approval of your written submission you will be awarded Chartered Member (CMgr MCMI) or Chartered Fellow (CMgr FCMI) dependent on experience.
You would need to meet the following criteria:
Assessment is divided into two parts. The first, is completion of a full draft of the written submission form to demonstrate consistent and effective performance in the past 18 months. Followed by a telephone discussion with the assessor.
The second, is an on-site interview assessing your knowledge against the certificate qualification. This will involve gathering work based evidence and personal research.
After successful completion you will achieve Chartered Member (CMgr MCMI) or Chartered Fellow (CMgr FCMI) as well as CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership.
Assessment is undertaken either by written submission or professional discussion demonstrating consistent and effective performance in the past 18 months.
Upon successful completion you will be awarded Chartered Member (CMgr MCMI) or Chartered Fellow (FCMI) dependent on experience.
Written submission - £315** +VAT
Professional Discussion - £515** +VAT
*Diploma in management at Level 5 or above (Scottish SCQF Level 9). NVQ or SVQ at Level 4 and above. University degree (BSc or BA) or higher (e.g. MSc, MBA or MA, PHD), with any of the following either at its core or in the course title: Management, Business or Leadership. Additional qualifications confirmed by CMI include CEng, CIMA, ACCA, Chartered CIPD & Armed forces senior qualifications. Additionally, we accept Certificate in Management with 5 years management experience.
An Exemption upgrade is available for managers who hold a CMI Level 5 or above Diploma in Management. Please email to request more information.
**An annual Chartered Membership fee is payable thereafter.
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