Career case studies
There are more than 20,000 companies worldwide employing CIMA students.
By studying the CIMA qualification, you are making a positive statement to your employer that you are serious about a career in business management. In turn, we aim to ensure that your employer gives you the experience you need for CIMA membership.
With over 1,300 scheme members, you will almost certainly find a company in every area of business who is committed to supporting your studies.
Don't take our word for it. The following people give you an idea of what its like to work as a CIMA qualified.
With over 2000 outlets in high streets and shopping centres throughout the country, Arcadia Group is the UK’s largest fashion clothing retailer. In 2002, Arcadia became part of Taveta Investments, owned by Philip Green and his family, making it part of one of the largest privately owned retail group in Europe.
Download the Arcadia/Top Shop case study (PDF 283KB)
ASDA has over 300 stores across the UK and employs 145,000 staff (or ‘colleagues’) across the country. Since 1999 it has been part of Wal-Mart, the largest company in the world. For the fifth year running ASDA has been voted one of the UK’s top employers in the Sunday Times Best Companies 2005 List. ASDA is a CIMA Training Quality Partner.
Download the ASDA case study (PDF 1MB)
Jaguar and Land Rover came together as an organisation in 2002. It employs around 21,000 employees, of which 337 are finance staff located at various sites in Warwickshire, Solihull, Coventry and Liverpool. The responsibilities of the finance function range from financial accounting through to financial analysts in product development, manufacturing and marketing, and sales and service. There are also finance staff based in a registered charity - the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, whose home is the Heritage Motor Centre. Jaguar Land Rover is a CIMA Training Quality Partner.
Download Jaguar Landrover case study (PDF 127KB)
Nestlé in the United Kingdom employs approximately 7,000 people and includes a portfolio of leading branded food and beverage products including, Nescafé, KitKat, Ski, Carnation and Herta. Nestlé’s first sales in the UK started in 1868, just a year after the company was founded. Nestlé opened its first UK factory in 1901. Croydon, Surrey is home of Nestlé UK Ltd’s head office and the confectionary plant at York is the largest Nestlé factory in the world, covering 142 acres. Nestlé is a CIMA Training Quality Partner.
Download Nestlé case study (PDF 45KB)
Cadbury Schweppes is one of the biggest international beverage and confectionery companies in the world, with a market capitalisation of £10bn (December 2004). With a history stretching back over 200 years, today Cadbury Schweppes employs around 55,000 people and its brands are enjoyed in almost every country around the world.
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