Finance Trainee
  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 894
  • Published: Tue 24/01/2023, 12:06 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,805 - £45,834 p.a inc.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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Finance Trainee

Salary range: £32,805 - £45,834 p.a inc.
Contract: Fixed term (for 42 months)
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time


Are you looking for a training opportunity to work in Finance?

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.


The Post

The work of Local Government has a direct impact on the quality of life of Britain's most vulnerable people, including providing social care to vulnerable adults and children, providing housing to the homeless, equipping those on the fringes of work and pursuing local sustainability. We’re innovating and changing how we deliver services to better meet the needs of our community so it’s an exciting time to join us and get involved in these projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity to start a career in accountancy. Our program supports trainees to become fully qualified chartered accountants, balancing studying for the CIPFA (The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) qualification, alongside making an important contribution to the finance team. You will gain valuable skills and experience in a fast paced working environment; learning accounting processes, supporting vital front line services; and gaining a grounding in audit and the controls required to manage a large organisation.

You will join a supportive family of trainees, based in our cutting edge modern offices next to Wembley stadium. You will start on a salary of £30k, with rapid progression as you achieve the key milestones in your training and career plan.


The Person

We are looking for candidates who have a genuine interest in pursuing Finance as a career. You will need to demonstrate you are numerate and possess excellent inter-personal skills. You will be organised and self-motivated, and able to work in a busy diverse environment.


Qualifications required

GCSE Maths & English grade C or level 4 and above

A minimum of 3 A-C A ‘levels including a numerical subject i.e. Maths or Physics


A L3 qualification in Accountancy or other finance qualification

A degree in any subject is desirable but not essential


Supporting information - As part of your application please include a cover letter on why you are interested in this role. 

To be eligible for this training role you must be a UK resident and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years.

Please note we prioritise our apprenticeships for Brent residents.


Closing Date: Sunday 19th February 2023 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: Week commencing 6th March 2023

Start date: August 2023


Please see the details on the training programme in the link below


Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on

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How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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