Trainee Auditor (School leavers professional qualification scheme)

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Salary:£16,900, Pay progression will depend on examination success 

Working pattern:Fixed Term, Full-Time 

Location:Central belt (Edinburgh/Glasgow) 

Closing date:01 July 2018 at midnight 

We’re Scotland’s public sector auditor, independent of Government. We employ around 280 exceptional professionals from different backgrounds. We all share a belief that public money should be spent wisely, making the lives of Scotland’s people the very best it can be. It is important work and you’ll be a valued part of our audit team.

If you feel a full time university course is not for you and you want to enter the world of work whilst accessing a professional qualification then join us on our five-year school leaver programme. You will earn a competitive salary whilst gaining vital on the job experience as an auditor and studying towards your professional qualification with peer support.


You will help the team deliver robust, evidence-based audit judgements in accordance with our audit management framework. You’ll help audit £40 billion of public money and audit public services you, your family & friends use everyday. We audit over 220 organisations including: Central government bodies and Scottish Parliament (including police, fire, Scottish Water), NHS bodies, Councils, Joint boards and committees and further education colleges.


Join us and you will..
Get full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS
- Our School leavers scheme includes full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS. You’ll get a prestigious, internationally recognised qualification, whilst being involved in varied and  interesting work auditing public bodes in Scotland.


Have a Career with fantastic benefits which include..
- a competitive starting salary which will increase on completion of exams (you'll als receive a bonus on exam completion) 
- an attractive local government pension scheme (17.7% employer contributions)

- 38 days holiday – which includes 8 floating public holidays
- 4 fixed public holidays
- flexible working
- being part of a fantastic team
- access to mentor support and guidance throughout the programme
- fantastic career development and job opportunities when you qualify
- centrally based offices near either Edinburgh or Glagow rail station

- travel – see Scotland as you work on audits across the country

We’d love to hear from you if you’re ambitious and interested in a career for helping improve public services in Scotland.

More about you..
We understand leaving school is a big step and you want to be sure that you make the right career choice. No matter what your background, if you’ve got great analytical skills and are committed to studying for a professional qualification we’ve got real opportunities for you. We will encourage you to grow, develop and excel in a challenging and rewarding role.


As a school leaver you will also join up with our graduate trainee cohort and have peer support whilst you learn the job and engage with your studies.


You’ll need these skills and qualifications..
- Have achieved or are expected to achieve a A or B in English and Maths higher by summer 2018 (any job offer would be conditional on achieving the required results)
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Self-awareness and confidence to work using initiative
- You work well as part of a team
- Ability to analyse information and think laterally and creatively
- Disciplined and organised with good project management skills


We have a passion for what we do. So if you think this is career for you then what are you waiting for?

Want to know more about who we are and what we do - check out our recruitment video Audit Scotland - Animation.  Don’t just take our word for it, we were awarded 2017 One to Watch status by the Sunday Times Best Companies Survey. 

Application Information

We are keeping this nice and simple; click the apply button and complete the application form, please complete the personal statement with examples of any experience whether its paid, voluntary or life experience and what it is you can bring to the role.  

Please note that only applications submitted via our careers website will be considered.

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