Wales Audit Office
graduate scheme

Graduate Trainee

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Do you have passion, energy and a commitment to improve the lives of the citizens of Wales then a career training as a chartered accountant at Audit Wales, the public sector watchdog for Wales may be what you are looking for! We are looking for the future leaders within the public sector in Wales; and are genuinely interested in who you are, your strengths and your potential.

You will follow a four-year fixed-term graduate training programme to train to become a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). You will work with our teams across Wales, to deliver a variety of audit services and help scrutinise and improve public services.

Working within teams across the Wales Audit Office, you will have opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in various aspects of our financial and performance audit work.

In addition, our Graduate Programme offers the unique development opportunity to undertake secondments; this could be internally or across the wider Public Sector and to other publicly funded organisations and qualify for a level 3 award from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Public bodies are spread far and wide across Wales and as trainees you may be expected to travel to various client bodies across Wales. While we try and ensure that you work close to where you live, we can’t guarantee this. However, we can guarantee that no two days will be the same and you will join an organisation committed to supporting the development of finance leaders of the future.

In addition to enjoying the employee benefits such as; a competitive salary, travel allowance (subject to eligibility), pension, 33 days annual leave, you will also receive a generous study package and network of support.

What we are looking for

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 6 January 2021

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Closing date:  6 January 2021

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