Trainee Risk and Assurance Officer (Level 7 Apprenticeship)


Birmingham, Bath Row, B15 1LZ


£30,000 per annum


35 hours per week

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The Role

Looking to launch your risk and assurance career? Seeking an alternative to the traditional practice trainee route? Joining Midland Heart as a Trainee Risk and Assurance Officer you’ll gain a range of professional qualifications and the hands-on industry experience required to firmly establish yourself as a Risk and Assurance professional.

We are proud to say we have recently been named in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work list, within the Big Organisations category (The Times).

You’ll join our well-respected Assurance, Risk & Transactions team, gaining exposure to the full range of Risk and Assurance activities, including undertaking audits of our group’s key controls, providing recommendations on risk investigation, assisting in counter fraud investigations, as well as supporting our emergency response planning and implementation.

Training Provided

You’ll study over 36-42 months under a level 7 apprenticeship, building not only on your technical skills, but also on your personal and professional development. Training consists of a combination of lectures/workshops at Birmingham City University, private study and regular exams, as well as on-the-job training. We’ll support you with paid study leave in the run up to exams and all course and exam fees are paid for by us.

In recognition of achieving key academic milestones and sustaining good performance in the role, you’ll be rewarded through a salary increase during the training programme and on successful completion of the programme.

On successful completion of the programme, you’ll also gain a range of industry recognised professional qualifications including: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification, Chartered Internal Auditor status (CMIIA) , an MSc in Internal Audit Management and Consultancy and a Level 7 apprenticeship.

Show us your passion and aptitude for risk and assurance and at the end of your programme we’ll offer you a permanent Risk and Assurance Officer position, giving you the opportunity to further develop your career within our team.

Our ideal candidate? We’re seeking a motivated individual who is passionate about developing an understanding of business assurance practices within a large organisation! You’ll also demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • You’ll already have obtained or be on course to achieve a degree.  
  • You’ll have some professional work experience that demonstrates your ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders, use Microsoft programmes particularly Excel, and complete tasks to a high standard within set deadlines.
  • You’ll have excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to implement solutions and work with stakeholders to address the root cause of issues, all of which will be important to both your learning programme and future career success in risk and assurance!

To be considered for the role, you must hold valid Right to Work in the UK without restrictions for the duration of the training programme.

Who are Midland Heart? We’re a large and ambitious housing organisation providing more people an affordable place to call home. We welcome people from every walk of life, at every stage of their career. We expect a lot from our people but in return you can be assured of a great place to work, where you will be well rewarded and where great people are able to succeed. Whether you want to build your career with us, or use your experience to move on, we’re here to develop your potential.

Interested? Simply follow the link below to apply and upload your CV and a Covering Letter/Personal Statement highlighting your passion and commitment to becoming a risk and assurance professional!

Please note, we’re unable to accept applications without a Cover Letter / Personal Statement.

Suitable candidates will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre week commencing 05th August 24 at our Birmingham, Bath Row office.

We reserve the right to close this advert before the advertised date if deemed necessary.

We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss any adjustments you might need in order to be successful in this role.