Manchester City Council
graduate scheme
Expires9 days

Graduate Finance Trainee

Job description

Manchester is looking for its future leaders.

We want to support two talented, passionate graduates to complete their CIPFA professional qualification, to develop and progress through our Financial Management Service, launch a rewarding career in Local Government Finance, and become our city’s future senior managers and leaders.

Our unique Management Trainee Scheme will give you a structured programme of placements in Financial Management across the city’s different services to develop the skills and build the experience you will need to complete the required portfolio and get your professional qualification in the bag.

You’ll then be on track to continue your personal development alongside Manchester’s – playing your part in making us the world-class city set out in the visionary Our Manchester Strategy by 2025.

This role is no walk in the park. Ten years of cuts and austerity have stretched our budgets, services, residents and local economy close to the limits. But Manchester has bucked trends and is continuing to grow.

That’s because we attract staff who can think differently, who listen to and work with our residents – and each other –with profound understanding and compassion, and who aren’t afraid to try new things to get us where we aim to be.

Are you ready to make a long-term commitment to working for Manchester City Council, helping us to tackle our complex and diverse challenges, and to provide the support, challenge, training, insight and intelligence our services need to make the best of our budgets for the benefit of our residents?

In return we’ll support and develop you in all aspects of the financial management service and to do this you will require an insight and understanding of all the services that we deliver and procure, to enable you to become everything you want to be.

What we are looking for

You’ll need to be a high-performing, enthusiastic graduate – in any discipline – who is adaptable, resourceful and determined to turn your talents, and our investment in you, into a better future for Manchester and its residents.

Successful graduates will need to work effectively, in partnership, with people at all levels from a variety of disciplines, aspire to become future leaders, be prepared to challenge the status quo to bring about change, be able to learn and share knowledge and experiences, have resilience and show dedication to making our city and our residents the best that they can be.


A minimum (or predicted) 2:1 degree or have achieved a merit at Masters Level

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

£22,021 - £24,799

(Bar at £23,836) per annum

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 25 June 2019

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Closing date:  25 June 2019

Expires9 days

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