ASPIRE Graduate Development Programme - Internal Audit

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28 Feb 2022
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What you'll be doing?

To undertake a course of study and work experience over 2 years that prepares the graduate for an Internal Audit role within the Group Finance function at Barratt Developments PLC.

Our graduate will rotate through a number of Group functions and within our housebuilding divisions to gain an appreciation of how these different departments operate, and how to conduct audits of their policy, procedure, internal controls and compliance. They will also benefit from opportunities to undertake a Million Makers project, the option to study for a professional qualification with the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA), and will undertake a series of development modules including leadership, communication, project management, presentations and performance management. 

Throughout the programme, our graduate will have a tailored development plan with clear milestones, feedback and formal mentoring from the Internal Audit Senior Manager. They will also benefit from a support network of fellow graduates.

In both years of the programme, our graduate will spend time with the Internal Audit team, enabling them to gain an in-depth knowledge of planning, conducting, and producing reports on internal audits for a range of divisional functions. In addition to this, they will have the opportunity to participate in continuous monitoring activities, and tracking the progress of management actions arising from audit observations with a view to driving continuous improvement across the organisation. Successful graduates will also contribute to business change projects to ensure the processes followed lead to successful organisational outcomes.   


Contributing to the planning, delivery and reporting on divisional audits for a number of operational functions
Carrying out fieldwork, planning and reporting on group and central functions where required
Continuous monitoring of divisional practice to ensure compliance with internal policies, procedures and internal controls
Contributing to business change projects as and when required
Contributing towards Group Finance objectives by driving volunteering activities in the local area 
Contributing to continuous development within Barratt by undertaking Divisional/Regional/Group projects as agreed with your mentor
Following the ‘ASPIRE’ Graduate Development Programme, completing the portfolio evidence as required
Attending all Group Development modules and Functional Meetings as per the Programme
Continuing to develop through reviews with your mentor, undertaking relevant professional qualifications where appropriate
Giving continuous and constructive feedback on the ‘ASPIRE’ programme
Acting as a ‘buddy’ to new graduates when applicable 

Available Vacancies:
  • East Midlands or London Office x 1 
What you'll need?

To be successful in this role, we are looking for a person who:

  • Holds a 2:1 degree, equivalent or higher qualification in a Finance-related discipline such as Accountancy, Accounting and Finance, Commerce or Banking.
  • Is able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the industry, Barratt as a company and the role. You should also be able to outline the transferrable skills you bring to the graduate programme
  • Is detail-oriented, inquisitive and always eager to ask questions to deepen your understanding of the organisation/role
  • Is able to demonstrate and produce a high standard of written work and accurate numerical work
  • Is self-confident, articulate, resilient and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • A lateral and innovative thinker; sees change as an opportunity and challenge for the business
  • Is able to work on own initiative, with the drive to take ownership of tasks and projects
  • Has strong communication skills, the ability to build effective and mutually beneficial working relationships both internally and externally
  • Is able to rapidly absorb new and complex information with ease and speed to conduct an incisive analysis
  • Is passionate about the customer and is a role model of this behaviour to others in the business
  • Displays energy and enthusiasm to deliver goals and achievements
  • Is driven, self-motivated and results driven for self and business
  • Hold a  driving licence and your own transport as this will be required for the role
Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • A starting salary of £25,000-£29,000 depending on your location 
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 29 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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