How to become a chief executive
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
You'll often need a degree, postgraduate or professional qualification related to the organisation's work. For example, in areas like business management, finance or law.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course
You can get into this job through a senior leader master's degree apprenticeship.
This will usually take 2 to 3 years to complete.
Employers will set their own entry requirements.
You could move into this role if you've got several years' experience of working at senior management level, along with commercial expertise.
You'll need a very strong commitment to the organisation's aims.