• Application process

Application process

  • We operate a four-stage selection process. Only one application per recruitment round is permitted.

Online application

To apply please complete our short application form. We are looking for candidates who not only meet our academic criteria but are showing a clear interest in the programme and the public sector. In completing you application form ensure that you tell us a little about yourself and the skills and experiences you have and how those will help you in the graduate trainee role. We want to see evidence of your commitment to the public sector and to earning and learning as a trainee accountant.

We are always impressed by people who are enthusiastic about the work of Audit Wales and how they feel they can contribute to it, so we would encourage you to do some research and think about how you picture yourself working with us.

We are also growing a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we work in and the skills, experiences, and perspectives they offer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. Being a member of the Disability Confident Scheme we guarantee to progress all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role to psychometric test stage.

Once completed, your application is marked by our trained screeners. If you meet the minimum mark required, you will be progressed to Stage 2, the completion of psychometric tests.

 Tip: The application form is your opportunity to sell yourself and set yourself apart from other applicants. Try and ensure to that you understand the role, and the organisation and this is reflected in your application. Ensure that you detail your academic requirements as failure to demonstrate you meet the minimum academic requirements could result in you being sifted out.

Psychometric Tests

Once you have successfully passed the sift stage, you will be asked to complete a couple of psychometric tests. These tests reflect the skills and aptitude we are looking for in the graduate role.

If you successfully pass these tests you will automatically progress to the assessment centre stage.

Tip: We recommend you do at least one practice of each test first before completing the tests. This will give you a feel for the types of questions asked and how long they will take you to answer. It’s a great way to prepare, helping you relax and perform to the best of your ability.

Assessment centre

This will involve a number of individual and group exercises where you are assessed against the job description/person specification and the values and behaviours.

Further details regarding the assessment centre will be provided if you are invited to attend.

If you are successful at the assessment centre, you will be invited to stage 3 of the assessment process.


The final interview is a panel-based interview which will also provide you with the perfect opportunity to ask us any questions about our organisation and the training programme

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