Apprentice Internal Auditor
Based at our Sidcup Office DA14 5HU, with opportunities for travel to properties and offices across L&Q
Fixed term contract – initially 24 months with possible 12 month extension on completion of qualification
Salary - £19,201 per annum
Interviews to be held on the 6th June 2019
L&Q Apprenticeships have been designed to help you get the career you’ve always wanted. This opportunity will help you to get your foot on the career ladder with an organisation that supports you from beginning to end, and beyond. We're looking for driven, intelligent people to kick start their professional careers and gain practical experience in the world of internal auditing. We are also offering the opportunity to earn audit industry certifications (IIA).
As an Apprentice Internal Auditor at L&Q, you’ll be working within our Internal Audit team assisting in the delivery of a comprehensive programme of audit work that covers the entire span of L&Q’s operations including construction, maintenance and central services.
You will learn how internal audit meets the Board’s need for assurance, how to influence and direct changes to the framework of control and gain an understanding of the role of internal audit in risk management. You will help to test the effectiveness of controls using data analysis and understand how to maintain independence and objectivity.
Your main duties will include:
* Working within the audit team to delivery assigned elements of the Board approved strategy
* Assist in drafting reports on progress
* Provide support in maintaining internal audit records
* Develop an understanding of data analysis including financial records.
We’re looking for highly motived students who want to take their first leap into the world of internal auditing. You should have a drive to learn new skills and the flexibility to take on different tasks whilst producing work to a high standard. It will be key to have good time management as there will be points where you will need to work in the day and study in the evening.
You’ll need to be well organised and have excellent communication and collaboration skills. We are looking for a candidate with resilience, drive, enthusiasm and a passion to help people. We value those that can work in a team and apply logic and reasoning to a range of audit processes.
Other essential skills and experience include:
· Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
· Good IT skills
· Self motivated
Key points about the programme:
· Must have GCSE`s 9-4/A-C in English Language and Maths or equivalent
· You must hold or be predicted to achieve at least 3 C’s at A level or equivalent
· Must be able to work in the UK
· Open to anyone aged 16 or over
· No experience required
· You will gain Institute of Internal Auditors Certificate in Internal and Business risk, moving on to Certified Internal Auditors Part 1 – Essentials of Internal Auditing
As part of the L&Q Apprenticeship scheme you will benefit from a supporting environment that will encourage you to learn and develop throughout the programme.
What you can expect:
· Great company benefits.
· Great breadth and variety of experiences through a structured programme within your chosen discipline
· You’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification.
· You’ll have access to outstanding training offered internally.
· You’ll be supported all the way throughout the programme by an experienced line manager and mentor.
Apprenticeships are a great way to gain a qualification whilst working. If you meet the above criteria and are interested in developing your skills whilst working then apply without delay!
At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.
In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 24/26 days holiday rising to 28/31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.
We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.
We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.
We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.