Graduate Trainees
graduate scheme

Graduate Trainees

Wales Audit Office
Time left to apply
21 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Our trainees work with a number of teams across the financial and performance audit practices as well as other business areas such as our Finance team. You will gain knowledge and experience in the different technical aspects of financial and performance audit work. You will also learn how to establish and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally. We cover the whole of Wales and audit staff will be expected to travel to various client offices.

Person requirements

We are genuinely interested in who you are, your strengths and your potential.

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • naturally inquisitive, confident to challenge and to be challenged but in a professional manner;
  • show strong attention to detail while being able to see the bigger picture;
  • demonstrate a results focussed attitude, responsible for meeting your own objectives, delivering to time, budget and quality;
  • demonstrate strong planning and organisational skills - you should instinctiviely take the initiative in situations;
  • demonostrate a strong team working ethos and have a desire to continually develop yourself both by securing a professional qualification and ensuring your knowledge and skills are kept up-to-date.

Whilst we’re looking for individuals with a strong academic record, we will also be considering what else the applicant has to offer – be it strong personal or professional achievements.

Qualifications and experience requirements

We’re looking for individuals with a strong academic background who are committed to improving public sector services and see themselves as the future finance leaders within the public sector in Wales.

While we are not setting strict academic qualification criteria, we will still be looking for individuals who have performed well at both A level and are on target for a good degree. We also welcome applications from any degree discipline.

What is more important is the interest of individuals in the public sector and a strong desire to pursue a professional accountnacy quailifcation.

While the ability to communicate in Welsh, both written and orally is desirable, we consider Welsh language skills to be essential for a small number of the roles. We are therefore looking to recruit some audit trainees who have proficiency in the Welsh language. You will not need to write complex reports in Welsh, but you will have the ability to communicate effectively in Welsh, both verbally and in writing, as well as understand and interpret Welsh documents. For a further discussion about the level of Welsh language ability required, please contact us.

Accepted degree subjects




Study time; full study support; generous holidays; travel allowance and pension



Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

Start date


How to apply

Number of vacancies: Up to 10

Closing date: 31/12/2016

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/12/2016