I am currently working as an Accounts Assistant but basically doing a management accounting role. My boss has been encouraging me to get my exams quickly but has informed me that there is no room for development within the department and that if I wish to use my CIMA qualification I will have to go elsewhere.
With this in mind.....am I still legally bound by the training agreement I signed.
When I ask my boss why they have been encouraging me to continue my studies, I was informed that it was part of my recruitment that had been agreed by her predecessor when I joined and there is no role for me to move into when I qualify.
They are happy for me to perform management accounting tasks for my current salary but are not willing to recognise the work I do or recompense me for the additional tasks I now undertake within my current position.
Yes you are still bound by your training agreement
You could take this either of two ways - one that your boss is being honest with you and is simply encouraging you to further your career outside of the organisation because they recognise that the 'promises' made to you on recruitment cannot now be fulfilled or two that they are happy to use your increased expertise whilst you are there but will not pay an increased salary.
The choice of what to do really is yours - you could get your exams and look for a new role (bear in mind how this fits with the payback clause on your training contract) or you could stay and continue to work 'over your remit'
Either way you look at it the fact that they are still funding your study is great - I know of very few organisations which are still paying for qualifications that are not absolutely intrinsic to the running of the business, if I were you I would consider using this time to get as much experience of management tasks as I possibly could knowing that when I did go out to the job market to look for a new role I would be as prepared as I possibly could be
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