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Innovative thinking
driving business resilience

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

We asked business leaders to share their experience with the CIMA Apprenticeships Programme.

Video case study DHL Supply Chain

Sasha Morgan Manley
Head of Emerging Talent, and UKI Talent COE

Use the links below to watch short video clips from the case study that focus on three important questions.

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

    Kevin John
    Transport for London

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

    Read Kevin's story
  • Neil Sansbury

    Neil Sansbury

    The CIMA programme provides a fantastic range of knowledge to complement the experience our apprentices gain in our programme.

    Read Neil's story
  • Louise Quinney

    Louise Quinney
    BAE Systems

    By nurturing and growing talent from an early stage, you can have a highly skilled, knowledgeable and loyal workforce for the future.

    Read Louise's story

We offer apprenticeships at two levels

With support from CIMA, employers work with registered training providers to deliver apprenticeships.

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

Provides further information about the end-point assessments (EPAs) for CIMA's accountancy apprenticeships at levels 4 and 7.

Incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice

The government has introduced an incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice. 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

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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