Credit Management is a great career and encouraging people to become a part of it is an exciting challenge. CICM is working with top employers to develop opportunities for potential credit professionals.
An Apprenticeship as a route into employment is becoming increasingly popular, and they are not just for new employees! As an Apprentice in Credit Management you will earn while you learn and the real life skills and experience you gain are highly sought after by employers. As an apprentice, you’ll work in a company as an employee, earning a wage and working alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. You’ll receive training and work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Take a look at the CICM Apprenticeships.
Why you should become an Apprentice
- Get a head-start – The best way to get started in an industry is to be put into a role that you learn from.
- Earn while you learn – You are paid a small wage (Depending on the level of apprenticeship). This increases as your experience grows!
- Accredited Qualification – At the end of your apprenticeship, you can gain an accredited qualification.
- Avoid Debt – Unlike university, apprenticeships don’t require you to enter a debt so they are an excellent alternative to starting your career
- Support – You are given the support you need from the teams and trainers around you to get through the apprenticeship
CICM Apprenticeships come in a variety of levels:
How to apply
There are 3 steps to applying for an apprenticeship.
- Search for an apprenticeship.
- Sign in or create an account.
- Complete and submit your application.
The National Careers Service has advice on writing applications and what to do at interviews.
Take a look at Credit Controller Apprenticeship Providers
Apprenticeships – The Employer’s Guide
Why you should consider having an apprentice
Government funding is available
You can receive funding from the government to help cover the cost of apprenticeships.
Applies to new and existing employees
You do not need to hire a new member of staff to benefit from the apprenticeship programme. Apprenticeships apply to new and existing employees and are a great way to grow talent within your organisation.
Motivate your employees and boost loyalty
Supporting long-term development within your employees is a simple and effective way to boost morale and loyalty within your company.
Build a qualified team
Through credit apprenticeships, your employees can gain CICM qualifications alongside their training, and with the introduction of higher apprenticeships businesses can now train staff to degree level with industry-specific skills.
Increase your productivity
Research has shown the average person completing an apprenticeship increases productivity by £214 per week. This includes increased profits, lower prices and better products.
Be fully supported
CICM and approved training providers will help you with the entire process. The National Apprenticeship Service also offer free, impartial advice and support to employers.
How to take on an Apprentice
Apprenticeships are not just for new employees – organisations can use them to structure and accelerate the training and development of current staff. For example, employees are eligible for funding for Level 3 Diploma in Credit Management programmes, thus providing a funded fast-track pathway to professional accreditation.
If you are an employer looking to take on an apprentice, see how apprenticeship funding works and employ an apprentice. Select the employee you wish to put through the apprenticeship or advertise your apprenticeship externally – your training organisation will do this for you through the Government’s Website.
For further advice on Apprenticeships E firstname.lastname@example.org or T 01780 722 909.
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