Future Leaders.

CMI's membership community for emerging and practising professionals under 30.

What is CMI Future Leaders?

Future Leaders is CMI's membership community for 18-30 year olds - a group of diverse, ambitious and emerging professionals who are proactively looking to get ahead in their career.

60% of employers expect graduates to have practical management and leadership skills. What they really mean by this is the skills and attributes that complement your technical expertise or subject knowledge — the things that make a great manager or leader, like communication, problem-solving, and negotiation.

CMI Future Leaders is designed to support you to gain and continually improve these vital employability skills - to support you into the senior management role you aspire to have, ensuring and tracking your progress quickly and effectively.

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71% of students say that engaging with CMI significantly improves their employability

Become a Future Leader

By becoming a Future Leader, CMI membership will support you to get a foot on the career ladder and rapidly progress.

Part peer-to-peer community, part guided self-development, Future Leaders is designed to lead you from one career milestone to the next. We'll be there to support you with every step - from finding your first job, to developing towards a promotion, right through to becoming a successful, inspiring leader.

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What does CMI Future Leaders offer you?

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Career development portal to help you not only find a job, but to plan and achieve your career goals

Thousands of expert resources to help you identify and fill your professional skill gaps

Dedicated blog full of useful guidance and tips for early career professionals

Intuitive mentoring platform to help you find a professional mentor

Local and national networking events to establish professional connections

Benefits and Results of membership

With CMI as your career partner, your successes are our successes.

As a Future Leader, you’ll have all the expert guidance, support and encouragement you need to establish your career, develop your skills and progress from one stage in your career to the next.

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Get closer to your dream role with our professional interview simulator and CV analysis

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Stand out in the job market with letters after your name and a clear pathway to Chartered Manager

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Keep your development and career goals on track

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Support to raise your professional profile and build your brand

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Expert, on-the-job advice and resources for any challenge

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Be part of a community you can learn from and lean on

Future Leaders Blog

Stay up to date with regular news and insights for the next generation of leaders.

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Hear what other Future Leaders say

Our invaluable membership benefits are already embedded in many CMI accredited courses, making young people entering the working world more employable and equipping them with the tools to take control of their career.

Victoria Stace discusses how they’re helping her find her feet with a career in fashion.

Danielle Keeling My involvement with CMI helped me secure my dream job at Ernst and Young within just a few weeks of finishing university.

Danielle Keeling

Sophie Schoular CMI membership gives me study support; useful resources; networking events to develop my skills — and it’ll continue to throughout my career

Sophie Scoular

Manpreet Sooch CMI’s been invaluable to me — especially the Career Development Centre’s tailored content, to help with job applications in my 3rd year at uni.

Manpreet Sooch

Get Involved

Looking for your pathway to senior management? CMI can support you to progress quickly and effectively. Join Future Leaders today!

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