Type of opportunity:
Be the Future of Public Finance
If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career where you can make a real impact on real people’s lives, then the Local Government Graduate Finance Programme is for you.
Every year, the scheme brings together local authorities and other public services to recruit and train graduates who want to pursue a career in public finance. This year, you have the opportunity to join one of four London boroughs on a four-year contract, during which time you’ll gain exposure to every aspect of public finance while studying towards the prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Professional Qualification.
Your first steps into senior management
The scheme is designed to give you the experience, knowledge and understanding you need to be a future leader in the world of public finance. It provides a rich variety of training and exposure, with opportunities to contribute to all kinds of project initiatives and operational work that will be tailored to your development needs.
Some of the many areas you could get involved in include budget preparation and monitoring, payroll, pensions, treasury, systems, internal audit and accounting. By the end of the scheme, you’ll have the qualifications, confidence and know-how to take on the first big management challenge of your career.
What you will need
We’re looking for graduates who are driven to lead and succeed, who aren’t afraid of taking on new challenges, and who have a genuine desire to make a difference. Other must-haves include:
What we offer
Four years working, training and studying on this scheme will prepare you for senior management roles in public sector finance, where you’ll have the chance to influence key decisions that enhance thousands of people’s lives.
From day one, you’ll enjoy:
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