The Institute of Leadership & Management membership can provide an excellent platform to help you make the transition to a civilian career. More than 10 per cent of Institute members are serving or have served in the Armed Forces. We can help you get recognition for the skills and training you received while in the Forces.

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.

Affiliate (AInstLM)

Lance Corporal; Senior Cadets; Leading Hand; Corporal

Level 2 qualification/equivalent military training and newly appointed managers

Associate Member (AMInstLM)

Leading Hand; Corporal; newly Commissioned Officer

Level 3 qualification/equivalent military training and 5 years as JNCO or on entering commissioned service (post IOT)

Member (MInstLM)

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

Fellow (FInstLM)

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