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Trainee Auditor – School Leaver Programme - 15911

24 April 2018


Fixed Term - 5 years 


£16,900 per annum


Audit Scotland provides audit services to all public bodies in Scotland.  We are focussed on the needs of our clients and committed to providing the highest standard of service to the public sector.  We aim to foster an organisation that promotes the proper conduct of public business, empowers, develops and supports staff, and delivers excellence and best value in the provision of its audit services.

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?

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

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. 

As a school leaver you will also join up with our graduate trainee cohort and have peer support whilst you learn the job and engage with your studies.

What will I learn?

Our school leaver programme includes full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS.  You'll get a prestigious, internationally recognised qualification, whilst being involved in varied and interesting work auditing public bodies in Scotland.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

You should meet the following criteria:

  • achieved or expected to achieve A or B in Higher English and Maths by summer 2018 (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 1 July.