I have a quick question regarding Big 4 professional qualifications policy I know that some of the firms (esp. Deloitte and E&Y) require their consultants in Consulting/Advisory to undertake CIMA examination and they provide appropriate training. To my knowledge, it takes approx. 1-2 years to complete it.
1) What happens if somebody quits the firm before completing the examination? Are they required to recover the costs of training and/or fees?
2) Does it effectively mean that employees are "locked-in" for a certain period (e.g. until completion of the exam + work period)?