Internal Audit Apprentice

Quick job overview

At Prudential we work hard to create an environment that enables everyone to flourish and we actively encourage diversity across the business. 

We are seeking an organised, self-motivated and conscientious person who will enjoy working in a small team to support the delivery of internal audits for Prudential UK. The successful applicant must be able to work to deadlines with a high level of attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

Job description

As an Internal Audit Apprentice, you will support the team in the delivery of a range of internal audits across Prudential UK, in line with the objectives of the Annual Audit Plan. The role will also include supporting the Internal Audit Operations Team on both regular and ad-hoc tasks. Audits will include working with colleagues throughout the audit lifecycle to deliver an accurate assessment and reporting of the effectiveness of the management of risks, mitigating controls and supporting processes across the area being audited. The role will also involve engaging with members of the business to identify opportunities for improvement in those processes and controls.

Main duties:

  • Collating and reviewing information on the business area being audited.
  • Supporting the Audit Lead in writing and reviewing working papers to ensure they comply with the agreed standards.
  • Discussing findings and draft observations with the Audit Lead and Audit Manager to verify their validity.
  • Supporting the Audit Lead in drafting internal audit reports, and assisting with finalising the findings and observations.
  • Working with the team and with business stakeholders to ensure the timely completion of existing audit actions.
  • Supporting the completeness of documentation within the team, and contributing to improvement initiative activities.
  • Providing ad hoc admin support to the team where required.

Location: Reading, RG1 3ES

Total vacancies: 1

Hours per week: 35

Annual salary: £15,986

Apprenticeship duration: 15 months

What you need

It is important that you're ambitious, want to succeed, are interested in the finance industry and that you are prepared to invest time in studying towards your qualification. 

This apprenticeship is designed to help people without degrees start their careers, straight after sixth form or college, providing an opportunity to receive on-the-job training and earn a competitive salary.

You must have been a UK/EU/EAA resident for three or more years, must be eligible to work in the UK and must not have a Level 4 or higher level qualification (i.e. Certificate of Higher Education or Degree).

As a minimum, candidate will have 5 GCSEs with Maths and English grades A-C.


A Levels / AS Levels with good grades in Mathematics (B+).

Skills and abilities

  • bullet Strong organisational skills
  • bullet Excellent attention to detail
  • bullet Excellent written communication skills
  • bullet Analytical skills
  • bullet Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • bullet Competent in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • bullet Have confidence to work with people at various levels
  • bullet Be a team player
  • bullet Be self-motivated
  • bullet Be a fast learner
  • bullet Be well presented and approachable
  • bullet Be resilient

The application process


Step one

Decide and apply

Step two

Telephone interview and online tests

Step three

Video interview

Step four

Assessment Centre

Step five


Decide and apply:
Read the job description and decide if this is the right role for you. Once you're sure you can apply for the role following the information on the application site. Remember you'll need to upload your CV too.

Telephone interview and online personality assessment:
BPP will be in touch to let you know if we are taking your application forward and to arrange your telephone interview, which will be around 30 minutes long. You will also be asked to take on an online personality self-assessment that takes 20 minutes to complete.

Video interview:
After you have completed the telephone interview and online tests you will be sent a link for a one-way video interview with full instructions on what you need to do. You will be asked a question and given as mall amount of preparation time before you answer and move onto the next one.

Assessment Centre:
At the Assessment Centre you will get to meet the Managers of the team that you have applied for. They'll have a face to face interview with you asking you questions and giving you a chance to ask them questions. There will also be some team building activities during the day. Some roles may include extra role specific exercises that you will be told about prior to coming along to the day.

We'll be in touch to let you know if you have been successful in getting an apprenticeship with us. If you have been successful you will then get information on your start date and we'll sort out the details.

Training and the future

The qualification you will gain

Your apprenticeship training shall be delivered by a blend of virtual online lectures alongside internal training and on-the-job training. This will lead to obtaining your Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) qualification.

Future prospects

This is a fixed term contract for 15 months upon which the business may decide to retain, subject to performance, headcount and available funding.  If recruited into a permanent role, the individual will follow the career progression applicable to that specific role/department.

The role would ideally be suited to a school leaver with some prior 'work' or 'voluntary' experience, and with an interest in controls & governance and the discipline of internal auditing within a large organisation.

How to apply

You apply via the BPP website by filling in the application form, attaching your CV and answering mandatory questions asked of you. You usually hear back within 48 hours if your application has got you through to the next stage - the interviews.

Ready to apply?

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Got a question?

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