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Apprenticeships

The new way to become a Management Accountant

Discover how our apprenticeship programme can benefit you.

Apprentices Employers

CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants offering the most relevant accounting qualification for a career in business.

Our qualification combines accounting, finance and management with the business skills needed to add real value to any organisation.

Much more than crunching numbers

Management accountants work in all types of organisations, all over the world, in all areas of a business.

  • They play a vital role in managing business opportunities using evidence to develop dynamic solutions.

  • They use information of all kinds, not just financial, to inform the strategy and help manage the future of the business.

  • They work in finance, IT, marketing, HR, operations and senior management positions.

  • They could be a project manager, a management consultant, a finance director, or a chief executive and many go on to run their own business.

A real job with professional training

A real job with professional training

An apprenticeship is suitable for almost anyone; graduates, school leavers, new employees as well as people already in work looking to upskill.

Apprenticeships are available to anyone living in England, who is over the age of 16, and not in full-time education.

Information for Apprentices
A strong talent pipeline

A strong talent pipeline

Apprenticeships can be used to support new talent, this could be direct entry staff, school leavers and even graduates.

You can up-skill your existing staff and your existing programmes can be transferred into apprenticeships, providing consistency across your organisation.

Information for Employers
A recognised standard

A recognised standard

Every apprentice needs to pass an assessment to complete their apprenticeship.

In consultation with employers and training providers, CIMA has designed an end-point assessment that drives the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the standard.

End-point Assessment
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My friends are just starting out in their careers, but I’ve completed my apprenticeship and I’m one of the youngest commercial managers in the BT finance team, as well as one of the youngest CGMA designation holders in the UK.

Ashik Santimon
Commercial Finance Manager - BT Security