Armed Forces membership
Institute of Leadership & Management membership can provide an excellent platform to help you make the transition to a civilian career. Over 10% of Institute members are serving or have served in the Armed Forces.
We understand the issues you face with the transition from the Services to civilian life and getting started on a second career. We can help you get recognition for the skills and training you received while in the Forces.
Institute of Leadership & Management membership offers you:
- Excellent networking and profile-building opportunities – we’ll connect you with 35,000 professional managers and leaders, in our online community and at regular Institute events.
- Resource centre – get up to speed with the latest management and leadership thinking in hundreds of free online articles, journals and books.
- LearningZone – free videos, seminars and in depth e-learning resources on key management and leadership topics, by leading business experts.
All the Institute member benefits
Military rank equivalencies
The Institute of Leadership & Management recognises military ranks and they have mapped them to their membership grades, according to your levels of achievement, experience and qualification.
We have also mapped military training courses to ILM qualifications. This means that, if you don’t have formal management-related qualifications, you can still join the Institute at a membership grade that recognises your achievements and/or military training.
Lance Corporal; Senior Cadets; Leading Hand; Corporal
|Level 2 qualification/equivalent military training and newly appointed managers
|Leading Hand; Corporal; newly Commissioned Officer
||Level 3 qualification/equivalent military training and 5 years as JNCO or on entering commissioned service (post IOT)
|Petty Officer/Sergeant (Army RAF/RM); Chief Petty Officer/Colour Sergeant/ Staff Sergeant/ Flight Sergeant/Chief Technician/ WO2; Lieutenant/Captain (Army/RM)/ Flight Lieutenant
||Level 3 qualification/equivalent military training and 5 years as SNCO or commissioned service
Warrant Officer (WO1) (or equivalent); Lieutenant Commander/ Major/ Squadron Leader; and all ranks above
|Level 5 (degree level) qualification/ equivalent military training and 5 years in rank, with approval by ILM Fellowship Panel
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