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Internal Audit Analyst Graduate Program 2024 (Wilmington)

Wilmington, DE

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Graduate Programmes at Barclays

Our Graduate programmes deliver immersive experiences, transformative development and incredible support – giving each graduate the best possible start to their career. You’ll learn continually. From bespoke training to courses on our e-learning platform, you’ll become more capable and better-equipped every day.

Whichever programme you choose, you’ll do meaningful work, discover resources to help you build a long-term career and develop your skillset with the guidance of a hand-picked line manager and a dedicated talent coach.

Key information

Date live Sep. 14, 2023

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Campus - Internal Audit

Contract Graduate Full Time

Reference Code 00284448

Job description

If you're a recent graduate or soon-to-be graduate, join us and unlock a world of carefully curated experiences, knowledge, and connections to shape your career. Along the way, you can expect all the training and support you need to make your mark on the world. Put simply, we’ll empower you to help determine how we do things and where we go next. Our graduates are a vital part of our success, and we welcome applications from people from all walks of life. Whoever you are and wherever you want to join us, if you’re curious, creative, and ambitious, this is a world in which you can truly belong.

Our 2-year structured program will give you the skills you need to be a successful auditor but will also provide a strong foundation in Risk and Controls knowledge that will prove invaluable for any career in Financial Services.

Why the Internal Audit Graduate program?

At Barclays, our reputation means everything. Internal Audit assists the Board and Executive Management to protect the assets, reputation, and sustainability of Barclays. Barclays Internal Audit (BIA) aims to provide independent, reliable, valued, insightful and timely assurance to the Board and Executive Management over the effectiveness of governance, risk management and control over current and evolving risks, in the context of the current and expected business environment and in accordance with the International Standards definition of internal auditing. Sound like the place for you? Join us as an analyst to find out.

What to expect from the Internal Audit Graduate (Expert) Program?
You will be completing two qualifications during your Graduate program:
• IIA Certificate in Internal Audit and Risk IACert
• Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) – 3 exams

We’ll equip you with the skills and knowledge to make an impact in the Internal Audit role with you being a competent auditor by the end of your first two-years. You’ll be supported with a dedicated Internal Audit learning plan and have opportunities to network with other Internal Audit Graduates globally as well as the departments Apprentices and previous cohorts. You’ll also get to meet Senior Leaders in the function including Barclays Group Chief Internal Auditor.

The Internal Audit Graduate program is a 2-year program. Once you have completed both qualifications, we will explore providing you with other Professional Qualifications which are right for you and the business, including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Chartered Accountant (ACA), amongst many others.

What is Internal Audit?

Internal Audit is an independent control function that’s critical to our business right around the world. You'll join a team that provides independent, reliable, insightful, and timely assurance to the whole business about effective governance, risk management and how we can control current and evolving risks.

We’ve built a reputation across financial services for our innovative thinking and approach — Barclays Internal Audit are market leaders in Data Analytics and other specialisms, frequently providing speakers at conferences and events. This is your chance to work with industry experts who will help you build your knowledge and support with your career.

Our structured program will give you the skills you need to be a successful auditor but will also provide a strong foundation in Risk and Controls knowledge that will prove invaluable for any career in Financial Services.

Start your career in the only place which can provide you with a broad picture of the whole of the bank and how Barclays operates at a strategic level.

Who thrives here?

We welcome people from any background providing you’re in your final year for completing a degree (graduating between December 2023 – June 2024) for any discipline. You should have:

·Effective communication skills able to speak to different people easily;

·Be curious and inquisitive, feeling comfortable in asking questions regardless of the audience; and

·Be willing with provide feedback and ideas on what can be improved.

Internal Audit has a unique view of the entire bank – people will thrive here who want to understand the big picture and think strategically.

Working in Wilmington

The Wilmington campus boasts a recently renovated office space featuring a cafe, coffee bar, wellness breakout spaces, and more. The campus is located along the historic Wilmington Riverfront where a glance out our windows reveals a scenic look at the Christina River and a growing riverfront community of luxury apartments, shops, and restaurants. Additionally, the Wilmington train station is a short walk away, making travel from New York and Washington, DC fast and convenient.

It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

What you get in return

However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.

Paid holiday and vacation

Competitive pay

Private medical care

Disability assurance

Flexible working

Life assurance

Voluntary benefits

Retirement planning

What makes a successful Graduate at Barclays?

These key qualities will help you lay a solid foundation for success on our programmes. From day one, we’ll help you further develop and strengthen them.

Qualities we look for: Resilient, adaptable, confident, driven, empathetic, curious

Why Barclays?

There’s no other business quite like Barclays. There are no other careers quite like ours. We’re here to champion your development, and we truly want you to enjoy your career journey. We’ll give you all the support and encouragement you need to make the most of this experience. And you’ll have the chance to make a genuine contribution to our inclusive culture and support our purpose as we serve our customers, clients, communities and colleagues.

The Barclays Way

This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.

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- Alexi

It's great to be surrounded by so much technical talent, but also people through a variety of functions. And I feel like I thrive because there's so much opportunity to network.

- Imogen

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– Yuming

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- Becky

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