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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.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 16 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

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

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 Weeks

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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

business processes and highlighting potential risks.
other audit colleagues by completing testing as part of a schedule of
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What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C - 9/A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C - 9/A*) Essential

Things to consider

Benefit's Include: 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.


Paragon Banking Group PLC


51 Homer Road


B91 3QJ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Internal audit practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Aug 2022