Innovative thinking
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Choose an apprenticeship partner that innovates around your business’ needs and equips your finance team to create value.
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Who can be trained as an apprentice?

  • New Recruits

    Including graduates and school leavers

  • Existing staff

    Up skill your current workforce

  • Existing CIMA students

    With at least 12 months worth of study remaining

* You must be at least 16 years old to apply

Benefits for your organisation

The CIMA apprenticeships programme is at the forefront of innovative thinking to help your business drive resilience. Partner with us and benefit from:

  • Raising your finance team’s understanding and commitment with the digital skills needed to future-proof your business.

  • Fast-tracking your finance team into the CIMA membership without the cost of exemptions.

  • Letting your finance team study and sit for exams from work or at home — causing minimal business disruption.

Case Studies

Video case study with DHL Supply Chain

With Sasha Morgan Manley – Head of Emerging Talent, UKI Talent COE

Short clips from the full case study below focusing on these three questions:

  1. How have apprentices added value to the business?
  2. The main concern for employers is 20% off-the-job training. How did you overcome this concern?
  3. Can you give three pieces of advice for employers considering apprenticeships?


Written case studies

  • We spoke to Peter Chapman, Deputy Director of Finance at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, about his experience with the CIMA Apprenticeships Programme.

  • All apprentices who have successfully completed the scheme to date have been directly appointed into permanent roles across TfL Finance.

    Kevin John
    Kevin John,Transport for London
    Read Kevin's story
  • The CIMA programme provides a fantastic range of knowledge to complement the experience our apprentices gain in our programme.

    Neil Sansbury
    Neil Sansbury, Ramboll
    Read Neil's story
  • By nurturing and growing talent from an early stage, you can have a highly skilled, knowledgeable and loyal workforce for the future.

    Louise Quinney
    Louise Quinney,BAE Systems
    Read Louise's story

We offer apprenticeships at two levels

With support from CIMA, employers work with registered training providers to deliver apprenticeships. Levy funding available; £8000 Funding for Level 4 and £21,000 Funding for Level 7.

Level 4

Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

Ideal for School leavers and people looking to upskill

Funding available: up to £8,000

Level 7

Accountancy / Taxation Professional Apprenticeship

Ideal for Graduates and people with a basic accounting knowledge

Funding available: up to £21,000

Incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice

The government has introduced an incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021.

For apprentices aged 16-24 the payment will be £2,000, and for apprentices aged 25 or over the payment will be £1,500. In addition to the £1,000 the government already provides for 16-18 year-olds.

For more information, read the governments guidance on apprenticeship funding.

Delivering an apprenticeship

We recommend developing a programme to suit your organisation which will work towards your business goals.

It can take up to 36 months to complete an apprenticeship, depending on your approach and apprentice's ability, but it must be a minimum of 12 months.

CIMA qualifications End-point Assessment

On-Demand — CIMA Apprenticeship Conference

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we hosted an Apprenticeship Conference with global brands and leading tuition providers.

Tuition providers offering CIMA apprenticeships

Contact our CIMA apprenticeships team for more information.

Contact our CIMA apprenticeships team for more information.

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