We are currently looking to recruit to two Audit Apprenticeship roles in the South West London Audit Partnership (SWLAP). You are not expected to have had experience of working in public sector or internal audit, but we are looking for recruits who are confident communicators, curious, can problem solve, take initiative, work as a team, want to learn and take on new tasks.

The South West London Audit Partnership is one of the largest local authority shared audit services, in the UK and provides the internal audit function for five London Councils; Richmond, Wandsworth, Kingston, Sutton, and Merton. You will be working across the partner authorities as part of a modern, forward thinking shared internal audit service. You will assist with providing an independent assurance function, covering assurance on the risk management, governance, and internal control processes.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a strong audit team of 24 staff, with the opportunity to gain experience in risk, control, governance, change management, finance, IT, data analysis, information governance and security, procurement, organisational skills, communication, critical thinking, negotiation, conflict resolution.

Working as an apprentice can give you a great introduction to working life, or a chance to try something different, and can lead directly into a fulfilling career. An apprenticeship with us, gives you:

  • A paid work placement with on-the-job learning.
  • The opportunity to take part in a level 4 apprenticeship IIA training course  to support with the development of the placement. Apprenticeships in internal audit | Qualifications | IIA
  • Obtain part of a recognised professional qualification.

You will be mentored through your apprenticeship and will gain experience in different types of auditing techniques as well as gaining a good understanding of local government.

Minimum requirement: You must have a minimum of 2 A levels

Contract: – 2-year fixed term contract, with an opportunity to apply for a permanent trainee auditor role, at the end of this period.

Currently all staff are working remotely but will be expected to return to the office on a hybrid arrangement from September 2021, with a flexible arrangement of office and home working.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date:  20th June 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 21st  June 2021

Interview Dates: 2 stage interviews with dates tbc – A test and presentation will be included in the interview process.

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

£20,274 to £26,382 per annum