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Grasp the apprenticeship nettle – a blog by Philip King FCICM

9 March 2017

This is National Apprenticeship Week and many organisations are seizing the opportunity to raise awareness of the apprentice schemes in which they are involved. The CICM is among them as we promote our three levels of apprenticeships. Funding for qualification and a clear link between job roles and qualification make this the perfect opportunity to take advantage of what is on offer.

Other people can explain this better than me so I’d urge you to read an excellent post on LinkedIn from the CICM’s Head of Education & Professional Development, Debbie Tuckwood here.

Staggeringly, a recent straw poll revealed that less than 1% of credit managers plan to take on apprentices this year or use apprenticeship funding to qualify their teams. What a waste!

Debbie has also written an article in the latest Credit Management magazine – read ‘Tipping Point’ here.

We have to dispel the myth that apprenticeships are still only for potential car mechanics, plumbers, and factory jobs. The world has moved on, and so must we. It’s time to grasp the nettle.


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