Graduate scheme

Greater London

£30,000-£35,000

At the London Borough of Barnet (LBB), a career in finance and accounting is not just about the numbers - it’s about making a difference.

If you are passionate about working to support local communities, the LBB graduate programme might just be for you.

Our programme

Our three-and-a-half-year accountancy graduate scheme ensures you experience the major finance functions of the council, whilst shaping you to become one of our finance leaders of the future, developing your leadership and strategic thinking.

Here at Barnet, we place a strong emphasis on personal development and as a result, support our trainees by providing them with a dedicated mentor who will support them through this career changing journey, alongside a close-knit, collaborative finance team who will be there to guide you having taken the same path to become successful in their own careers.

We are partnered with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), who deliver a world-class three-year professional accountancy qualification. A qualification that you will study alongside your everyday duties here at Barnet; All training is fully funded by the Council, overseen by a supportive senior leadership team and unlike some other Graduate programmes, Barnet will allow you to have fully funded college days during your work week, meaning the learning in your own time is reduced.

Diversity and Inclusion

At LBB, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We have a genuine focus on inclusion enabling our staff to feel supported, respected, and confident.

We also have a wide range of staff networks ensuring that people of all characteristics are provided with a safe space to have real, honest conversations on and around work-life experience, as well as highlighting areas for both improvement and success.

As an inclusive employer, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from all communities all backgrounds.

What is in it for you?

  • Funded professional accountancy qualification with CIPFA, as well as performance bonuses for each module successfully completed
  • Paid 20% off the job training which includes your college days
  • Expert guidance and mentoring throughout the programme both internally and externally
  • Diverse long-term career opportunities at Barnet Council upon completion of the scheme
  • Access to a suite of inhouse training courses and events, tailored to you to maximise your professional and personal development
  • Remote/hybrid working
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Very generous pension scheme – up to 26% contribution.

About you

You will be self-driven, with an ability to grasp new concepts quickly, research independently, have a natural aptitude for problem solving and above all, have a curiosity for how things work and how to do things better, in order to best serve our residents. Strong numeric, written, and analytical skills are essential to be successful in this role, as well as the ability to work and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders. The capacity to self-study in an autonomous and effective manner and pass exams is also critical to your success in this post.

Requirements

  • Have, or are expected to achieve, a minimum 2:2 degree in any discipline
  • To have the right to work in the UK
  • Willing to commute.

How to apply

Read through the job description and person specification and complete the online application form.

Barnet Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

To deliver Barnet Council’s commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of services, all staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace and in the services the Council delivers. As such we value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Click here to read our equality statement.

Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close vacancies before the stated closing date if sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible.

Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically. Should you not hear from us within four working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.

Barnet Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

To deliver Barnet Council’s commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of services, all staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace and in the services the Council delivers. As such we value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds. For further information, please read our equality statement.

Barnet Council embraces all forms of flexible working (including part-time, compressed hours, and remote working) and is committed to offering employees a healthy work-life balance. Candidates are encouraged to talk about relevant requirements and preferences at interview. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Barnet Council is a Disability Confident Committed Employer. We welcome and encourage job applications of all abilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments in the application or interview, please contact the lead contact on this advert. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure our disabled applicants and those with health conditions are supported throughout our recruitment process.

All posts with the council are subject to a probationary period of six months, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the council satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you will be employed.

Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close vacancies before the stated closing date if sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible.

Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically. Should you not hear from us within four working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.

More Details

Salary

£30,000-£35,000

Apply by

17.08.2022

Locations

Colindale, London

Regions

Greater London

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