Finance Graduate Trainee

Camden, London (Greater)
£29,359 - £31,656 + study package (salary progression subject to passing exams)
12 Apr 2021
02 May 2021
Contract Type

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. 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 role

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

About you
To be considered for this post, you will have or expect to obtain a minimum 2.1 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

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

Working for Camden
Working for Camden you’ll receive a host of great benefits, Click HERE to see full details.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Additional information     

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.   

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website 

Asking for Adjustments   
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, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions.

If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.   

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.