Graduate Trainee Auditor

Reference:0399 - TA 

Salary:£24,300 

Working pattern:Fixed Term, Full-Time 

Location:Across Scotland (Edinburgh / Glasgow / Aberdeen / Inverness) 

Closing date:31 January 2021 at midnight 

Join Audit Scotland as a Graduate Trainee Auditor (2021)


Join us and you’ll:


Help audit £40 billion of public money


Audit public services you, your family and friends use


Get full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS


Receive a starting salary of £24,300* and bonus potential


Have fantastic job opportunities when you qualify


Benefit from flexible working


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


We’re Scotland’s public sector auditor, independent of Government. We employ around 300 exceptional professionals from different backgrounds. You don’t need an Accountancy degree to become an auditor! We all share a belief that public money should be spent wisely, making the lives of Scotland’s people the very best they can be. 


It’s important work and you’ll be a valued member of our audit teams.


Training with us


Our Graduate Trainee 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 bodies in Scotland. 


We have vacancies in our Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen sites.


A career with fantastic benefits including…..



  • Competitive starting salary, plus bonuses and salary increments

  • A fully sponsored qualification with ICAS to become a Chartered Accountant

  • Mentor support and guidance

  • 38 days holiday (inclusive of 8 floating public holidays), 4 fixed public holidays, flexi-time and exam leave

  • Career development and training opportunities

  • Attractive local government pension scheme (18.7% employer contributions)


More about you


Our trainees come from a variety of backgrounds – just graduated, mature students or people looking to change career, from a vast range of degree subjects.


What matters is that you’ve got great analytical skills, are committed to studying for a professional qualification and excel in a challenging and rewarding role.We have a passion for what we do. If you think this sounds like the career for you, then we’d like to hear from you. You’ll need the following skills and qualifications:



  • Educated to degree level with a minimum 2:1 in any subject (or expect to achieve a 2:1 in Summer 2021)

  • Strong academic performance in both English and Mathematics

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Self-awareness and confidence to work using initiative

  • Ability to think laterally and creatively

  • Disciplined and organised with good project management skills


You will also need to be eligible to work in the UK.


Closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

Application Information

Interested?  Next steps

We’re keeping this nice and simple - click the apply button and complete the application form. Please complete the personal statement with examples of previous experience.   

After the application closing date, you will be asked to complete a short online numerical test. If you are successful after this stage, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre and interview. Exact details of this will be confirmed nearer the time in line with Covid-19 suppression measures.

The start date for this vacancy will be Autumn 2021.

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

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