It’s the age old catch 22. You want to move in to a management role, but there isn’t a management job available.
Essentially you are biding your time in your current company, waiting and hoping that your boss will leave soon so you get a chance to progress. Of course, if they do their role will be in hot competition. One of your colleagues has been with the company 2 years longer than you so the company should really give them the job, right?
So maybe it’s time to look elsewhere. Only, you can’t apply to management opportunities externally because you don’t have any experience. What company would hire a manager externally who hadn’t ever actually managed?
So how do you take your career forward in a market that won’t hire managers without any management experience? How do you become a manager in a company that doesn’t have a management vacancy?
The Management Development Programme is the antidote to this catch 22. Every year, IQPC runs a training programme that is designed to take exceptional employees with leadership qualities and give them a management role.
You don’t have to have any previous management experience. You don’t have to have the longest length of service, there doesn’t need to be an active management vacancy.
If you have an interest in becoming a future leader, then all you need to do is deliver excellent results consistently and show an interest in the programme. We’ll create the role, we’ll hire the team that sits underneath you and we’ll give you the training and support that you need to make this transition.
“Many people risk going from being ‘managed’ to being a ‘manager’ – without a lot of nurturing, training or development in between. The MDP course ensured that you weren’t running before you were walking, and that you were comfortable with each concept before moving onto the next one. There was a theoretical session, during which we learned about concepts and case studies, followed by a group exercise, which allowed us to soundboard against our peers. The most important thing was the follow up – the evidence we were asked to provide in order to showcase how well we were actually applying the knowledge into our daily lives. And you know what they say – what gets measured, gets done! The programme has helped me comfortably take leadership concepts into every day implementation with my team and projects, and I’m very thankful for the experience!” MDP Graduate, 2015
If you’re interested in becoming a manager and you’re specifically looking for a company that will nurture the leadership qualities that you believe you have, get in touch. IQPC could be the end of your ‘manager, no experience’ dilemma.