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​Internal Audit Practitioner Apprentice

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Loansdean, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Annual wage
  • Working week
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm, shifts, may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37
  • Expected duration
    18 Months
  • Possible start date
    16 Sep 2024
  • Date posted
    03 May 2024
  • Apprenticeship level
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)
  • Reference number
  • Positions
    1 available
What you will do in your working day
  • Assist a Senior Auditor or Assurance Officer in performing audits and undertake audits under the supervision of an Assurance Officer or Senior Auditor, as set out in the agreed Strategic Audit Plan and in accordance with performance standards established within the team.
  • Assist in the preparation and issue of timely, clear and concise audit reports following the conclusion of each audit assignment; providing information for inclusion in the reports of a Senior Auditor as directed.
  • Assist in the effective communication of outcomes from audit findings, both verbally and in writing, focusing on areas of risk, control and materiality, demonstrating an understanding of clients’ business goals, and expressing findings and recommendations fairly and proportionately.
  • Assist in the analytical review of business intelligence gathered from a range of sources, including continuous auditing software, to efficiently identify control issues. Assist, as directed, with the delivery of the agreed Risk Management Framework, including provision of risk management advice and contributing to workshops and training events on effective risk management.
  • Maintaining professional working papers and evidence trails for review, in accordance with performance standards established within the team.
  • Effectively managing and monitoring own performance against time allocations and quality standards for each assignment, as set out in performance standards established within the team.
  • Assist in the delivery of a range of ad-hoc assignments and other assurance services as directed by a Senior Auditor or Assurance Officer, for example in relation to the Schools Financial Value Standard.
  • Attendance at meetings and working groups, as directed.
  • Operating to the standards laid down in the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards, legislation, performance standards established within the service and any other relevant professional guidance.
  • Undertake administrative tasks as allocated, including; producing performance reports; managing the follow-up of Internal Audit recommendations; organising team meetings and note taking; processing purchase requisitions for stationary, training etc, collating declarations of interest.
The training you will be getting
You will receive a Level 4 apprenticeship in Internal Audit Practitioner.

All training will be delivered virtual, with a 1-day release per week.

Qualifications include;
  • Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA) Certificate in Internal Audit and Business Risk
  • Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA) Internal Audit Practitioner
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
Upon completion of your apprenticeship, the vision is that you move into a permanent role within the department or wider Council.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience Qualifications GCSE or equivalent 5x GCSE in any subject (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3x A-level in any subject (Grade Grade C or above) Essential

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