Undergraduate Placement – Finance Officers
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Salary: £1,358 per month (expected increase in January, 2018)
Location: Leicester, City Hall
Working Pattern: Full time
Advertised By: Leicester City Council
Post Number: R5902/0317AAex
Job Category: Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Advert End Date: 10 April 2017
Location: City Hall
Full Time, Fixed Term Internship for 10 months, from September 2017 until June 2018
Leicester City Council is a major local authority providing a wide range of services and spending over £1bn per year. 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.
The city has benefitted hugely from this investment, and from the international interest created by the discovery of King Richard III.
At the same time, the Council faces unprecedented financial challenges. The Council’s funding from the Government is being reduced each year, and we need to make sure that we change and adapt whilst still providing the best possible services to the people of Leicester.
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 currently recruiting new graduate trainees, and are also looking for two ambitious undergraduate interns to begin their career in public finance with us, by spending ten months on our undergraduate intern scheme. The role is ideally suited to undergraduates seeking a placement year as part of their degree courses.
These paid internships will offer a tremendous opportunity to gain experience and skills working alongside graduate trainees and experienced professionals.
Successful interns (who also achieve a 2:1 in their degree) are likely to be offered full graduate positions with us, commencing in September 2019. We are therefore offering a pathway to a full accountancy traineeship.
Requirements of the post:
- are studying for a degree, and expect to achieve first or upper second class honours;
- have 300 UCAS points at ‘A’ level (excluding general studies);
- are interested in a future career in public service finance; and
- have the personality, character and drive to become a future leader;
then we would be delighted to hear from you.
For further details please contact Stuart McAvoy on 0116 454 4004 or Mark Noble on 0116 454 4401.
Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our preferred method of contact.
Initial online assessments completed (remotely) by: 28th April 2017
Final assessments and interviews: 11th and 12th May 2017