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Trainee Auditor - School Leaver Programme - 16988

5 February 2019


Fixed Term - 5 years 


£16,900 per annum


Audit Scotland is Scotland's public-sector auditor, responsible for ensuring that the Scottish Government and public-sector bodies are held to account for the proper, efficient and effective use of public money. We employ around 280 exceptional professionals from different backgrounds who believe that public money should be spent wisely. We know our important work makes a real difference to the lives of Scotland's people and you'll be a valued part of our audit team.

Work Environment: 

As part of our commitment to deliver work of the highest quality and to adopt the best professional standards and practices, we offer a Professional Qualification Scheme (PQS) for Trainee Auditors.  This scheme includes on the job work experience together with financial and study leave support, under the terms detailed in this policy.  The PQS will support Trainee Auditors during their training period and equip them with the necessary skills and experience to become effective financial and/or performance auditors upon qualification.

What might a day in this job look like?

Over the duration of the programme, you will likely work within a number of different audit teams and you may be exposed to a wide range of audits in local and central government, the National Health Service and other sectors. 

Placements to local audit teams will be agreed by Audit Scotland's senior management and are aimed at helping to build experience within the professional field of audit. You will determine a clear set of objectives for each placement in agreement with your line manager, which will then be agreed with team managers.

As a school leaver, you will also join up with our graduate trainees and have peer support while you learn the job and engage with your studies.

What will I learn?

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

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

You should meet the following criteria:

  • achieved or expected to achieve good results in Higher English and Maths or equivalent by summer 2019 (any job offer would be conditional on achieving the required results)
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • self-awareness and confidence to work using initiative
  • ability to work well as part of a team
  • ability to analyse information and think laterally and creatively
  • disciplined and organised with good project management skills.

Closing Date:

Sunday 17 March.