Will you be one of the 75?

Written by CMI Insights Tuesday 22 March 2022
The new CMI Management Bursary is offering 75 inspirational people up to £1,000 per year for up to three years to support their training and realise their potential. Apply before 31 May 2022!
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Equality of opportunity is something close to the heart of Justine Greening, former secretary of state for education and minister for women and equalities – and co-founder of the Social Mobility Pledge and Levelling Up Goals. “More people with more opportunities … means more businesses, more opportunity and more prosperity. So equality of opportunity is the most important thing other than net zero that we need to achieve here in the UK.”

Achieving equality of opportunity starts with “levelling up, by extending opportunities to people who don't have them,” Justine explained in a recent CMI Leading Lights interview. In particular Justine highlighted access to mentoring and networks as vital for improving social mobility and lack of opportunity in the workplace for people from lower socio-economic groups. 

In our 75th anniversary year, CMI is determined to help overcome the barriers to entering management. This is why in March 2022 we launched a bursary scheme offering 75 inspirational aspiring managers, whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from doing so, the opportunity to develop their management and leadership skills and achieve their professional goals.

Want to apply? Or know somebody who will?

If you feel a management training bursary could help you realise your potential, apply today. Applicants must be aged 18 or older and be proposing to take a CMI-accredited course at one of the 600+ CMI-approved centres in the UK. Applications close 31 May 2022.

Find out more and apply now

Keep reading to learn more about the new CMI bursary and how to apply


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