Graduate Finance Trainee

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£25000 - £28000 per annum
02 Feb 2021
02 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full time

This position will initially be based from home, in line with current government guidance with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

The Finance function within Essex County Council is looking for the senior leaders of the future. Our graduate programme will equip you with the skills and experience necessary to become a fully qualified accountant and put you on the path to the most senior roles in the public sector.

To be considered for this role you must have:
* A minimum 2:1 degree or be expecting to graduate at this level by summer 2021.
* A minimum of three A' Levels (at least A, A, B excluding general studies) or equivalent (individual circumstances considered).

Ideally we expect candidates to have a good degree in a discipline with a strong numeracy and/or analytical bias but we will consider strong candidates irrespective of degree subject.

You will receive a comprehensive package of benefits with all training fees, professional memberships and expenses paid for, paid time off for study and exams and 25 days leave plus bank holidays. We also offer and encourage genuinely flexible working as standard so that you can achieve the right work/life balance.

We are also currently recruiting for our Procurement Graduate Scheme, so please do take a moment to review this opportunity too

At Essex County Council, we think our Graduate Finance Trainees can do all of this and much more which is why are looking for the next generation of highly capable, ambitious and confident graduates to join our graduate finance training programme.

As well as working for one of the biggest local authorities in the country and contributing to some of the most ambitious and innovative programmes nationally you will also work towards becoming a qualified accountant and take the first steps on a career that could take you to some of the most senior jobs in the public sector (we have an excellent track record in Essex of our staff progressing on to leadership positions).

As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit:

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link:

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please email or call us on 0333 013 5888. Lines are open Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16.30.