CIPFA's Graduate Trainee Scheme - work with leading public sector employers whilst you study our Professional Qualification

We have some great trainee opportunities available throughout the year for motivated graduates who want to start a rewarding career in public finance and accountancy.

You'll be placed with a leading employer on a three year fixed term contract with full sponsorship to complete the CIPFA Professional Qualification.

 

Current CIPFA Trainee Vacancies

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Wigan Council - Trainee Accountant


Location: Wigan

Start date: September 2016

Number of vacancies: Three

Salary: £20,717 - £23,935 p.a.

Benefits: a pension, staff discounts, loyalty rewards, training and development courses, the opportunity to volunteer and 24 days annual leave.

Details of the organisation

Wigan is one of the biggest and most ambitious local authorities in the North. We are recognised by Best Companies as one of the 100 best not-for-profit organisations in the UK in a recent independent staff survey. We are focused on transforming our services by creating growth and managing reform to help shape the future of our borough.

Key facts

You do not need past experience or a qualification in finance to apply, just a passion for it and a willingness to learn. Successful applicants will benefit from a four year programme offering excellent personal and professional development, including a structured induction programme, development of leadership and management skills, as well as full support to undertake the CIPFA qualification (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy).

In return for all these benefits including varied and exciting work areas, you will be expected to demonstrate your commitment to a career in local government and to successfully complete the CIPFA qualification in a timely manner.

Organisation culture

To join our team you’ll need to display our Be Wigan behaviours:

- be positive
- be accountable
- be courageous

More information on the Be Wigan behaviours can be found here


How to apply

Minimum entry requirements: AAT qualified or Degree 2:1

Closing date: 19th August 2016

Interview/Assessment dates: provisional Date for interview is September 7th

Please apply online.


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