Leicester City Council
About the job
Leicester City Council is a major local authority providing a wide range of services and spending £1bn per year on the services it provides. It plays a major role in city life, involved in everything from caring for the elderly and disabled, protecting vulnerable children and promoting public health to collecting refuse, running schools, maintaining the city’s roads and managing over 20,000 homes. It develops regeneration projects, and has invested substantially in the city’s infrastructure in recent years.
At the same time, the Council faces unprecedented challenges. A prolonged period of austerity led to many changes, and the impact of the covid-19 pandemic will cause us to rethink how we provide many services.
The role of the Council’s finance department will be crucial. We need to ensure we have the right managers and leaders in the future.
We are offering opportunities for two talented, ambitious individuals who have either recently graduated, completed a level 6 apprenticeship, or completed AAT level 4 to train with us. The successful candidates will complete a programme of work placements in different sections of the department, enabling them to learn all aspects of financial management.
Successful candidates will study for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Professional Accountancy Qualification (PQ). Further information about CIPFA can be found on this link: http://www.cipfa.org
The successful candidates will work on real projects, learn from a range of experienced professionals and take on more challenges as they progress.
What you’ll need
If you have, in 2018 or later:
then we would be delighted to consider your application