SME Leaders Programme applications open now!


Royal Academy of Engineering

23 April 2019

This six-month programme at the Royal Academy of Engineering supports individuals in executive roles in high-growth UK engineering and technology SMEs to develop your leadership skills.

We accept applications from engineers and non-engineers, as long as you are in a decision-making role at your company with the capacity and drive to scale up.

Applications close Monday 3 June 2019.

What we offer

  • Grant of up to £10,000 to fund leadership training courses of your choice
  • Masterclasses and workshops delivered by senior business leaders
  • Provision of an experienced business mentor
  • One-to-one personal leadership coaching
  • Access to the Taylor Centre, our Central London office and
    meeting space
  • All travel and accommodation expenses covered for all activities

What we’re looking for:

  • Decision-makers (both engineers and non-engineers) in engineering and technology SMEs with an ambitious vision to grow
  • Your company must have raised at least £500,000 equity investment and/or have a turnover of at least £200,000 in the previous 12 months
  • Your company must be based in the UK to be eligible for this award – applicants from any nationality are eligible as long as you have the right to work in the UK
  • We are committed to improving diversity and inclusion in engineering, and we especially welcome applications from those currently underrepresented within the sector

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For any questions about the programme, please email [email protected].

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