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Apprentice Internal Auditor

Job Title: Apprentice Internal Auditor
Contract Type: School Leavers
Location: Sidcup
Industry:
Salary: £18,228 per annum
Reference: 2533
Contact Name: Gemma Power
Contact Email: gpower@lqgroup.org.uk
Job Published: November 29, 2021 15:15

Job Description

Title: Apprentice Internal Auditor
Contract Type: Fixed term contract – Approximately 2 ½ years 
Location: Based at our Sidcup Office DA14 5HU, with opportunities for travel to properties and offices across L&Q.
Persona: Agile ((20-40% per week working in office, 3-4 days working from home)                                                                           
Salary: £18,228 per annum                                                                                    
Closing date for completed applications:  6th December 2021                 
Interviews will be held on: 14th December 2021

Due to COVID19, colleagues in eligible roles are currently working from home in line with government guidelines

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated

 

L&Q Apprenticeships have been designed to help you get the career you’ve always wanted. This opportunity will help you to get your foot on the career ladder with an organisation that supports you from beginning to end. 

As an Apprentice Internal Auditor at L&Q, you’ll be working in our Internal Audit team assisting in the delivery of a comprehensive programme of audit work that covers the entire span of L&Q’s operations including construction, maintenance and central services. 

You will learn how internal audit meets the Board’s need for assurance, how to influence and direct changes to the framework of control and gain an understanding of the role of internal audit in risk management. You will help to test the effectiveness of controls using data analysis and understand how to maintain independence and objectivity. 

We’re looking for a highly motived individual with a keen eye for detail, and with an interest in finance and auditing.

You should have the drive to want to learn new skills and have the flexibility to take on multiple tasks whilst producing work to a high standard. It is key that you possess good time management skills as there will be occasions where you will need to work to tight deadlines. If you are looking for a role as part of an Internal Audit team, then this post will provide the opportunity to start your professional career and gain practical experience. You will also gain audit industry certifications (IIA).

Your main duties will include:

  • Working within the audit team to deliver assigned elements of the Board approved strategy
  • Assist in drafting reports on progress
  • Provide support in maintaining internal audit records
  • Develop an understanding of data analysis including financial records
  • Provide support in investigation cases
  • Assist in ad hoc office administration tasks

Essential skills:

  • Good communicator
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability and work to deadlines
  • Good IT skills
  • Responsible and self-motivated
  • Inquisitive and challenging mindset
  • Ability to apply logic and reasoning to a range of processes

 

You will need to be well organised with excellent communication and collaboration skills. We are looking for a candidate with resilience, drive, enthusiasm and a passion to help people. We value those that can work in a team.

Key points about the programme:

  • Must have GCSE`s 9-4/A-C in English Language and Maths or equivalent
  • You must hold at least 3 C’s at A level or equivalent
  • Must be able to work in the UK
  • Open to anyone aged 16 or over
  • Candidates with no experience will be considered
  • Level 4 Apprenticeship. You will complete the IIA Certificate in Internal Audit and Business Risk, and Internal Audit Practitioner qualification

 

As part of the L&Q Apprenticeship programme you will benefit from a supportive environment that will encourage you to learn and develop for the duration of the qualification.

What you can expect:

  • Great company benefits
  • Great breadth and variety of experiences through a structured programme
  • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • You will have access to outstanding training offered internally
  • You will be supported all the way throughout the programme by an experienced line manager and mentor

 

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain a qualification whilst working. If you meet the above criteria and are interested in developing your skills whilst working, then apply without delay!       

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility