You will follow a four-year fixed-term graduate training programme to train to become a chartered accountant following 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.
We provide full financial support for your training to gain membership with the ICAEW. This support includes: membership subscription, tuition/revision, study material, examination entry and travel expenses where applicable.
Our trainees work with a number of teams across the audit services team as well as other business areas such as our Finance team. You will be involved in the external audit of a range of Welsh public-sector bodies, including local government, NHS bodies and the Welsh Government and its related organisations. You will gain knowledge and experience in the different technical aspects of our audit work, for example the external audit at a number of different clients from across the public sector, grants certification work, data analytics, governance and value for money work.
You will also learn how to establish and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally. You will do this alongside studying for your accountancy qualification and being supported in a full learning and development programme.
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. Reasonable adjustments will be considered for those unable to drive due to an impairment.
In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to benefit from a secondment within another public sector body where you will be able to gain a greater breadth of direct knowledge and experience of public services in Wales and qualify for a level 3 award from the Institute of Leadership and Management. An excellent steppingstone for your career.
While there is no guarantee of a permanent position at the end of the four-year programme, Audit Wales will provide support and opportunities from across the wider public sector to support your career opportunities. To date, all of our gradate trainees have secured permanent roles in a wide range of organisations across both the public and private sector at the end of their training contracts.