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IT Internal Audit Apprentice PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Internal Audit? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 4 apprenticeship with Paragon Banking Group Plc and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the IIA qualification.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Internal Audit’s role is to assess the controls business areas have established to manage risks to help ensure their objectives are achieved. This is done by establishing a Plan of individual audits to ensure all key business activities are assessed over a period of time. The audits defined in the Plan are then undertaken and reports issued to senior management which give an opinion on the adequacy of the controls Internal Audit have assessed. As an apprentice you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of IT related tasks within Internal Audit. The Plan will cover audits over a number of areas including information security, cyber, cloud, system development and implementation, and business continuity.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Researching business processes and highlighting potential risks;
  • Assisting other audit colleagues by completing testing as part of a schedule of fieldwork;
  • Data gathering, analysis and interpretation;
  • Identifying issues arising from audit testing and helping to write audit reports; and
  • Sharing knowledge and best practice within the team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communicate clearly and succinctly both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other audit colleagues;
  • Understanding of data analysis;
  • Effective time management to
  • deliver high quality work; and
  • Act with integrity and demonstrate confidentiality, independence and objectivity.

Personal qualities

We are looking to recruit a full time IT Internal Audit Apprentice to join our Internal Audit team. With a desire to join a successful organisation and develop a career within financial services, candidates should possess good IT knowledge, the ability to learn quickly whilst retaining information as well as having strong analytical skills coupled with good verbal and written communication.

Desired qualifications

  • Educated to Degree level (Computing / Mathematics / IT related degree)

Future prospects

  • There are opportunities to progress within Internal Audit, a proven track record. There are also opportunities to work with other areas of the business.
  • Relevant training will be provided internally and through our external training providers for IT/Internal Audit qualifications

Things to consider

Benefit's Includes

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays,
  • Pension and Sharesave Scheme on offer.
  • We promote flexible working and currently adopt a hybrid working model.


About the employer

We are a UK specialist bank. Our lending products include mortgages for landlords and loans for business customers. Our lending is funded by deposits from savings customers, together with wholesale funding. Founded in 1985, we are a FTSE 250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange, employing 1,400 people.





Homer Road


B91 3QJ

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Training provider

Kaplan Financial

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kaplan


Olivia Cotterell

The IIA Certificate comprises four awards. Two are core subjects, then you can choose two additional options.

Core IIA awards:

  • Corporate governance and risk management
  • Internal audit planning and assurance framework

Optional IIA awards:

  • Effective delivery of audit and assurance
  • Interpersonal skills for audit and assurance
  • Information systems audit and assurance
  • Compliance audit and assurance

By the end of the apprenticeship you will have learned practical internal audit skills which will allow you to work flexibly across the Southern Internal Audit Partnership, contributing to and assisting lead auditors with the delivery of high quality internal audit services to a wide range of public sector partners and clients. You will also have successfully completed the required study with the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors which is the only professional association for internal auditors in the UK and Ireland.

Apprenticeship standard

Internal audit practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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