Babington is CMI’s First Apprenticeships Strategic Partner

Posted by: Andre Post Date: 12th July 2017

The Chartered Management Institute has made Babington its first ever Apprenticeships Strategic Partner.

The partnership means we are better placed to support organisations and individuals at every level to harness powerful leadership practices.

David Gallagher, Babington’s Commercial Director, said “CMI’s values and ambitions match ours. We feel that first line to middle managers are often the least invested in. So it’s about developing these areas to create high performing leaders and managers who believe in the value of training. Ultimately, we want to make a difference to people, to businesses, and to the economy.”

Established more than 60 years ago, CMI is the only chartered professional body for management and leadership, cultivating the ability to motivate and inspire others towards challenging goals.

First row, from left: Steve Heappey, Director of Employer & Provider Partnerships at CMI, and Ann Francke, CMI’s CEO. Second row, from left: Matt Roberts, Head of Employer & Provider Partnerships at CMI, and David Gallagher, Commercial Director at Babington

David Murley, Corporate Partnerships Manager at CMI, said the partnership “demonstrates the huge opportunity for high quality delivery of management and leadership training. Management and leadership apprenticeships at Babington bring the best of all worlds together – innovative programmes, CMI accreditation and work-based learning – bringing immediate impact to learners and businesses alike.

“CMI and Babington both understand the importance of professionalising managers and leaders, and our strategies complement one another extremely well.”

At Babington, we have a reputation for innovative delivery, and have supported organisations including the NHS and Vodafone Automotive to meet their unique leadership development goals through level 3 to level 8 qualifications. We offer high quality blended programmes through our own virtual learning environment BabingtonOnline, which lets candidates take control of their own learning, while still receiving full mentor support.

Our leadership and management programme director Nigel Girling has more than 35 years’ experience in leadership and board level positions in both public and private sector organisations. He now serves on the Steering Group of the Engage for Success Task Force, formed by David Cameron in 2011.

Together, CMI and Babington are committed to developing better led and managed organisations, and to career-long progression for individuals.

With reforms set to redefine apprenticeships in May, we will work together to develop new strategies for leadership and management programmes, including the chartered manager degree apprenticeship.

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