Higher Apprenticeship

CIMA, together with BPP and a network of employers and educational partners, has created the first ever Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting. 

Through the apprenticeship, businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are able to employ talented, young, driven individuals who have completed their A levels and train them with skills businesses need whilst they are studying for the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting qualification.

Training apprentices can be more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs. Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. What’s more, the government funds up to 100% of the training costs.

To underline its commitment to the apprenticeship cause, the UK government has dedicated significant funding, investing GBP250 million over five years to create 50,000 Apprenticeship places by 2015. 

Apprenticeship frameworkFAQs 

Read here how BT has successfully established the CIMA Higher Apprenticeship scheme

The CIMA Technical Apprenticeship in Management Accounting

Following the successful launch of the Higher Apprenticeship qualification in England, CIMA has created the first ever Technical Apprenticeship in Management Accounting in Scotland. Accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), this provides a fantastic non-university route into the world of business and finance for talented individuals.  

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Register your interest

To find out more about the benefits to your business and how you can get involved please email ian.stapleton@cimaglobal.com with the following details: name, job title, company name, address, email address and telephone number.


Please title your email: ‘CIMA Apprenticeship – registration of interest’.

Interested in applying for an apprenticeship position? Visit our apprenticeship page for applicants. 


More information

Hiring apprentices can help businesses of all sizes to develop a skilled, motivated and qualified workforce.

To find out more about how CIMA can make a positive difference to your organisation, contact the UK business development team:

T. +44 (0)20 7663 5441 
F. +44 (0)20 7663 5442 
E. bdc@cimaglobal.com


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