Trainee vacancies

Work for leading public sector employers while you study.

We have some great trainee and apprentice opportunities available throughout the year for motivated individuals who want to start a rewarding career in public finance and accountancy. You could be placed with a leading public sector employer on a three year fixed term contract with full sponsorship to complete the CIPFA Professional Accountancy Qualification (CIPFA PQ).

Get in touch to find out more about our trainee and apprenticeship programmes.

CIPFA trainee and apprenticeship vacancies

CIPFA Trainee - Hampshire County 

Location: Winchester
Salary: £23,703 - £26,401 per annum plus employer pension contributions (rising to £28,934 - £40,464 dependant on completion of exams and evidence-based interviews/performance)
Number of vacancies: Two
Application closing date: 28 February 2023
Interview/assessment dates: March/April 2023
Starting date: July 2023


Key responsibilities

Some of the key tasks will include:

  • Delivering quality financial advice and guidance to directorates and partners

  • Assisting with budget monitoring, budget preparation and year end accounts

  • Helping directorates deliver savings targets across the County Council


Entry requirements

  •  Minimum entry requirements 2:1 Degree


About Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council are one of the largest local authorities in the country with a revenue budget of £2.4bn, a four-year capital programme of £830m and a Pension Fund of £9.6bn. We deliver the majority of Hampshire’s public services and are proud of the fact that we deliver outstanding services to 1.4 million residents.

We deliver our large and professional finance service in-house offering you great opportunities to develop and progress in your finance career. We care about our staff and invest in training and development, so that we can continue to improve our performance and deliver value for money for the people of Hampshire.


How to apply

Please apply on the Hampshire County Council website. Make sure you complete the application form fully and include examples of your experience when answering the questions. There is no requirement to include a CV with your application as it will be used for context only.

Key contacts (for internal use)

Debbie Kitney or 

Vicky Venables,