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Finance Graduate Trainee
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: CS/20/121923
  • Published: Mon 17/02/2020, 10:04 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/04/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Term Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,573 - £36,931 + study package
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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Finance Graduate Trainee

Directorate: Corporate Services

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Salary: £28,573 - £36,931 + study package ( salary progression subject to passing exams)

Contract Type: 3 Year Fixed Term, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

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Some posts at Camden are politically restricted, which means individuals holding these posts cannot have active political role. For a list of all politically restricted roles at Camden click here

The Camden Finance Graduate programme is about developing talented graduates to become our finance leaders of the future. It’s designed to challenge and maximise your potential within local government finance – giving you the chance to make a real difference in Camden. The nature of the public sector is transforming, we need to make our resources go further than ever before and finance is absolutely key to what Camden can do, how it does it and when. If you are passionate about working in the public sector and want to work in public sector finance in an ambitious, exciting and digitally savvy organisation Camden’s Finance Graduate programme could be just the thing for you. We are searching for a highly motivated graduate who aspires to build a career in local government finance and can take up the challenge of studying for a professional qualification whilst working full time. You can expect a varied, structured programme with increasing levels of responsibility and autonomy on progression through the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) professional qualification.

To broaden your experience and meet the CIPFA requirements you will rotate around five key finance disciplines, from assisting budget holders manage their finances to providing strategic advice on major transformational programmes to senior officers. You will get involved in all aspects of the finance function but as we are always looking to improve what we do you will also be asked to challenge, innovate and contribute to service improvement.

To find out more about the graduate experience, click HERE

To be considered for this post, you will have or expect to obtain a minimum 2.2 degree qualification in any subject, and grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths.

Key requirements:

  • You will illustrate how your values align with The Camden Way;
  • You will have a sound understanding of the challenges the public sector faces;
  • You will demonstrate strong numerical, written, digital and presentational skills; and
  • You will demonstrate your ability to problem-solve, work in a team, plan and organise, and communicate with a range of different people. The ability to effectively communicate and influence is essential to the role.

In return, you can expect a great range of benefits including:

  • Full support for costs involved in gaining the CIPFA qualification, including college and revision courses, with day release provided to attend these, as well as covering the costs of exams and student membership.
  • Interest free season ticket loan and discounted corporate gym membership.
  • Opportunity to become part of a network of Camden graduates.
  • Development support from an experienced finance professional
  • A fantastic pension scheme, central location, digital and flexible work environment

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities. Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website.

Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard

Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard.  The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Key Dates

Closing date for applications: Sunday 5th April 2020, 23:59

Online psychometric test: 27th April – 3rd May 2020  

Telephone interviews: w/c 18th May 2020

Assessment day: w/c 1st June 2020

Start date: Monday 24th August 2020

Please quote reference: 2000001O

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