We have a lot to offer but we also expect a lot and our standards are high. We are looking to recruit talented people who can make a real contribution to our success.
So who are we looking for?
You will need to have attained at least the following:
300 UCAS points (or equivalent)*
a 2.1 degree or better in any subject.
*Please note, that we only consider a candidate’s ‘top’ 3 A-level grades (or equivalent) and General Studies does not count.
If you were educated outside of the UK, please state the actual qualifications you obtained without translating to equivalents. Our team will match your grades to our requirements.
You must be a UK, Commonwealth, EEA or Swiss national to comply with Civil Service nationality rules and must hold a valid work permit. We are not able to sponsor work visas.
Skills and talents
Of course, academic achievement isn’t enough on its own. You will need to have strong analytical skills combined with the ability to work with others and to present and influence with impact and passion. You will be excited about what the National Audit Office is all about and you’ll have the ‘get up and go’ to achieve results in a highly professional environment. You will be assessed against our graduate competencies at each stage of the application process. These have been identified as the key skills and behaviours required to be a successful graduate trainee with the NAO.
If you haven’t already done so, you may find it helpful to do this practice numerical reasoning test first before completing the test for real, which you will be asked to do on-line once you have submitted your application form. If you are unable to complete the practice test online for any reason, please call our HR team on 020 7798 7227 to discuss alternative arrangements.
Please do not submit an application if you do not meet these requirements.
The NAO is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to reflect the diversity of the public we serve. We are committed to a fair and objective selection process free from discrimination on the basis of the following characteristics: disability, age, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.