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CIPFA Trainee and Apprentice, Finance or Pensions

Hours of work:  37 hours per week 
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 11 December 2022

For an informal discussion, please contact Sian Kunert - Head of Pensions on 07701 394 423

We are looking for talented Graduates or qualified Accounting Technicians, with drive and ambition, seeking the opportunity to start their career in local government and wider public sector finance. The roles are available in the Finance Team or Pension Team and will provide the opportunity, through study and on the job learning, for the apprentice to become a fully qualified as a Chartered Public Finance (CIPFA) Accountant.

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We are looking for candidates who wish to join a fantastic friendly department and to start their career in Local Government Finance.

We request that you submit a CV with a covering letter which will sets out why you wish to become a CIPFA Accountant and have a career in local government.

Interviews have been scheduled for 6th and 10th January 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a short exercise, which will be set via e- mail before Christmas.


We value our staff and provide excellent support to ensure that staff are able to achieve and be successful.

We are keen for candidates to explore the apprenticeship pathway that we offer, and we will ensure you have the opportunity to meet and explore this with current finance apprentices during the process.

You may find it helpful to view the attached youtube video from staff who work within our Business Services Department.


We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.


Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/239230/29002

  • Number of positions
  • 2

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • From £24,614 depending on current experience

  • Closing date
  • 11/12/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Business Services

  • Contract type
  • Apprenticeship

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Finance