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Assistant Auditor (Apprentice) - OCC614969

Oxfordshire County Council
£26,873 - £28,770 per annum
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

Please note we are actively looking at our ways of working using everything we have learnt and heard from our employees about the organisational and personal benefits of agile working.  What you can absolutely expect from working at OCC is that you will have the support to do your job and deliver great results, wherever you are based.  Each role at OCC is different and we know the needs of individuals are also varied, and so our approach to where and how often we would like to see you in person will depend on the requirements of the role and will be determined in collaboration with you as part of the recruitment process.

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working  
Contract type: Permanent 
Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check

Closing date: 12th April 2024 - we reserve the right to withdraw the advert if a suitable candidate is found prior to the stated closing date
Interview date: TBC

Start date: September 2024

Are you a motivated individual looking to make a difference?

We’re seeking a L4 Internal Audit Practitioner Apprentice to start in September 2024 – who is self-motivated with a positive, flexible approach and willingness to contribute towards our excellent reputation for providing a high-quality internal audit assurance service across Oxfordshire County Council. 

About us

Oxfordshire County Council’s Internal Audit Team’s overall aim is to provide an independent and objective assurance activity to add value and improve our organisation's operations. Internal Audit supports an organisation to accomplish its objectives by evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for administering a budget of £750m across a wide range of public services, from schools to social care, highways maintenance to blue badges. 

About the role

You will undertake the L4 Internal Audit Practitioner apprenticeship which includes undertaking the IIA Certificate, at the outset you can apply for membership of the Chartered IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) and on completion of the IIA Certificate you will obtain IACert designation.

The position will involve supporting the Internal Audit team with the administration of audit projects, and assisting with internal audit fieldwork, reviewing exposure to risk and the effectiveness of controls in place. This will include both desk-based work and visits to other teams and services to undertake audit work, working independently but with the support and under the direction of a Principal Auditor / Audit Manager. You will therefore be a good communicator and demonstrate strong analytical and research skills, producing accurate work with good attention to detail.

About you

You will have an aptitude for learning, problem solving, developing innovative ideas, and continuous improvement.


You will be able to organise and prioritise your workload, work on your own initiative and adopt a proactive approach to any work assigned. 


You will have, as a minimum, 5 GCSE’s grade 9-4 / A*-C, or equivalent (including Mathematics and English Language) and 3 A’ levels or equivalent.

Rewards and benefits

•    Culture of flexible working 
•    Technology to support agile working where role permits
•    28 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays 
•    Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
•    Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
•    Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
•    Enhanced family friendly policies
•    Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
•    Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the full Job Description & Selection Criteria.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Katherine Kitashima, Audit Manager on 07393 001039 or at 

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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