Make a difference

There are 25-30 million SM Es in emerging economies, if each SME could grow to the point that they could hire two young people then youth unemployment would be virtually eradicated.
However growing SMEs is not without its challenges, with failure rates high, access to finance difficult and leadership skills lacking. SMEs need more skilled employees who can raise the game in terms of management and leadership, financial accounting, and use of technology. These skills can help bridge the gap needed to access finance, and create more stable organisations – in turn helping them to grow and employ more people.
This is where you come in – by taking part in a Challenges Worldwide Business Support Placement you will learn how to consult with a business and make valuable improvements to accelerate their growth.
We have a number of fully – funded and self-funded opportunities to work with an African SME whilst working towards an internationally recognised qualification from the Chartered Management Institute – the only professional body in the field of management & leadership in the UK.