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
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
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
- disciplined and organised with good project management
Sunday 17 March.