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Internal Audit Apprenticeship Level 4 North West Leicestershire District Council

"North West Leicestershire District Council are looking to recruit an Apprentice Internal Auditor to work across the shared partnership service which also includes Blaby District Council and Charnwood Borough Council.

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The wage range will be between £19,650.00 - £22, 129.00

  • Working week

    36.25hrs Monday - Friday 9am- 5pm. Working from home some days is also available.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

• Undertake professional development leading to attainment of the IIA Certificate in Internal Audit and Business Risk and the IIA Practitioner Part 1 - Essential of Internal Auditing and to undertake the training programme with due diligence and commitment.
• Gain an understanding of the audit approach, methodology and coverage with direction from Auditors / Audit Manager, and staff across the authorities.
• Plan your own work for the delivery of audits to deadlines making efficient use of your own time and other resources, under the guidance of the senior auditor / audit manager.
• Carrying out audits with due professional care and in accordance with professional standards (Public Sector Internal Audit Standards – PSIAS), under the guidance of auditors, the senior auditor or the audit manager.
• Conduct interviews, work with staff across all authorities and prepare clear working papers, with the support of the auditors and the senior auditor and audit manager.
• Identify the working practices and business risks and assess compliance with policy, regulations, and best practice to provide assurance to the audit manager and client management.
• Identify weaknesses / improvement opportunities within each authorities processes and discuss possible actions to improve working practices with the audit manager and across the authorities.
• Perform audits using audit programmes and learn how to design new audit programmes.
• Apply the technical knowledge gained from studies and on the job experience and ensure knowledge is up to date.
• Work on ad hoc projects as assigned by the Senior Auditor or Audit Manager.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

A 100% tailored training and assessment program will be delivered to support you throughout your Apprenticeship, (18 - 24 months including endpoint assessment) Learning provider will do remote visits.

Qualification you will achieve is:

  • Internal Audit Practitioner Level 4

Topics covered include –
Commercial Awareness
Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Organizational Business Processes
Risk and Control Audit Methodology
Data Analytics
Time Management
Systems and IT Skills
 Ethics and Integrity
Add value/ continuous improvement
Professional Development
Proactive and adaptable
Professional Scepticism

This apprenticeship also includes 2 core IIA awards :
Corporate governance and risk management
Internal audit planning and assurance framework
Optional IIA awards (select 2):
Effective delivery of audit and assurance
Interpersonal skills for audit and assurance
Compliance audit and assurance
Includes membership to the IIA

You may need to complete level 2 Maths and English Functional skills (if you cannot evidence prior grades)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of the 2 years you will be a qualified IIA Practitioner.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any two subjects (Grade Passed) Essential

Things to consider

2 year fixed term position The successful applicant will develop knowledge and a thorough understanding of the role of an Internal Auditor through a combination of formal training and carrying out Internal Audit work. This will be delivered through an apprenticeship standard at Level 4 – Internal Audit Practitioner Apprenticeship with a duration of 24 months including End Point Assessment. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and motivated to learn and develop knowledge and skill in order to fulfil the apprenticeship programme. In return we offer excellent conditions of service with a benefits package that includes: - • Agile working • Free car parking • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme"

About the employer

"North West Leicestershire District Council is both the council’s name and geographical location and is situated between Leicester, Burton upon Trent, Derby and Nottingham. The area of the district is 108 square kilometers. With a population of almost 93,500, North West Leicestershire is mainly a rural district, sitting at the heart of the National Forest, bringing in tourism from around the country. It is home to East Midlands Airport, which has replaced the mines as one of the region’s major employers. It is a key location for many large businesses, with the likes of Pall-Ex, United Biscuits and TNT having bases here, and large developments like Marks and Spencer distribution centre making North West Leicestershire their home. Like many other shire districts, authority over North West Leicestershire is shared between the district council and the county council. Areas of responsibility of the district council include local planning, building control, council housing, refuse collection, recycling and some leisure services and parks. The district council is currently controlled by 38 councillors representing 38 wards, who are elected every four years; the last election took place in May 2019 and saw the Conservatives hold on to control. The council has an executive known as the Cabinet - cite_note-3 which is made up of 6 councilors who have special responsibilities and power. As the Conservatives have overall control of the council they hold all of the seats on the Cabinet."


North West Leicestershire District Council


Council Offices

Whitwick Road


LE67 3FJ

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Training provider



Nicki Bevan and Melissa Harris

Apprenticeship standard

Internal audit practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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