Graduate Programme - Professional Internal Auditor



Graduate Programme - Professional Internal Auditor x2
Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime.
Full Time, 3 Years Fixed-Term

Join a dynamic and challenging organisation where you can define the path your career takes by undertaking a globally recognised qualification, while helping to ensure key public services in one of the world’s greatest global cities are run effectively, efficiently, and with integrity.

  • Do you want to be a qualified professional opening up career opportunities across the world?
  • Are you a recent (or soon to be) graduate with a 2.2 or above?
  • Are you inspired and motivated at the prospect of making a real difference?
  • Does your commitment to learning and development match your career goals and aspiration?

If the answer is Yes - this is the Graduate Scheme for you.

We will train, mentor and support you to become a professionally qualified Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) within three years. The CIA designation is the global benchmark for professional career internal auditors, allowing you to perform any audit anywhere in the world. Most students complete the CIA exams in 12–18 months with the remaining 18-24 months obtaining and demonstrating the required experience to achieve the designation.

For more information on what internal audit is and the qualification you will sit please visit the the IIA website.

What to Expect

The Directorate of Audit Risk and Assurance (DARA) is looking for graduates to join our team of dedicated professionals. We will provide you with a fully comprehensive, supportive, and funded three year graduate training programme through on the job experience and structured learning. You will be provided with full access to the IIA study and learning facilities. We will work with you to agree a personal study plan that best suits your needs and is designed to secure exam success. A senior audit professional will support you throughout and you will be matched with a ‘Buddy’ to help navigate the first few months of study and your new work environment.

DARA provide shared internal audit services across a diverse client base including; MOPAC, the Metropolitan Police Service, London Fire Brigade and the Greater London Authority, as well as other organisations. You will be fully engaged in auditing, with access to a range of senior professionals across the London emergency services and Mayoral bodies. You will have ownership and responsibility to deliver audits under the guidance of a Group Audit Lead to build your knowledge and experience in conjunction with your studies. You will have the opportunity to communicate and build strong relationships with key stakeholders and influence real change in key areas of business including; Operational Policing, Community Engagement, Commissioning of Services, Transformation Programmes, Strategy and Governance and Financial Services. You will also be encouraged to develop and apply Data Analytical skills.

Why Us?

You will be part of an organisation that values collaboration, respect, honesty and the contribution of all staff. You will join our professional, highly motivated and much respected team within DARA who provide a supportive and enjoyable learning environment. You will also benefit from excellent terms and conditions, which include:

  • A fully funded training programme with the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Obtain a globally recognised qualification
  • 10 days paid study leave per year plus exam days
  • Competitive graduate salary starting at £30,076, increasing as you progress through the scheme
  • 32.5 days annual leave entitlement (in addition to statutory bank holidays)
  • A 36 hour week in a hybrid office/ home working environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A comprehensive benefits package including access to a gym in the office
  • An excellent civil service pension scheme

Want to find out what it is like to work in DARA before you apply?

Join us at one of our 30 – 45 minute informal sessions on Microsoft Teams to learn more about the role, ask any questions and hear from some staff within the Department on their experiences in both training and auditing within DARA. These sessions will be on the following dates:

  • Thursday 9 June 2022 at 10:15am
  • Wednesday 15 June 2022 at 1:30pm

If you would like to join a session please email Cassie Proctor, Group Audit Lead at to arrange for the link to be sent to you. If you are unable to make one of the sessions above but would like to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Cassie Proctor at the email address provided or by phone on 07834774983.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process, please contact a member of the HR team via email on


The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is the organisation through which the Mayor of London exercises his role as the Police and Crime Commissioner for London and is led by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime. MOPAC undertakes a broad range of statutory duties and works closely with the Mayor of London, Deputy Mayor and Metropolitan Police Service to deliver the priorities that will create safer London communities.

Applying for the role

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. If this sounds like you, please click on the apply button.

The selection process will consist of two parts, testing and an interview.

Political Restriction

Political Restriction; under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011) all members of staff of MOPAC will be politically restricted without the right to apply for an exemption.

Security Vetting Clearance

The successful candidates will be expected to undergo the necessary security vetting which may take around 8 weeks to be completed. Applicants will also need to have resided in the UK continuously for at least the last three years.

Where are we based?

We have moved to a hybrid working model with office hubs at Union Street (near London Bridge) and Newlands Park (postcode SE26). On average staff will work 1-2 days a week from an Office Hub, but this may differ initially based on the role requirements.

Application closing date: Sunday 21 June 2022 at 23:59 GMT.

Interview date: w/c 4 July 2022.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

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