Junior Audit Data Analyst – Preston, Lancashire

Junior Audit Data Analyst

Places for People

Preston, Lancashire


We are Places for People Group, we're a social enterprise that believes it's more than just homes that make a community – it's the people. That's why we build homes and manage communities where everyone can thrive.   

We aren't your typical company. We apply the same philosophy to our People as we do to our communities, ensuring our team is appreciated and supported. At Places for People, you're more than just a number – you're a part of our cause.   

More about your role  

As part of our graduate programme, known internally as our Emerging Talent programme we are excited to recruit a Junior Audit Data Analyst. 

As our Junior Audit Data Analyst you'll support with the data work surrounding internal audit. The two-year programme will support you to develop the core skills, behaviours and technical ability to develop into a Data Analyst with a strong understanding of the audit sector.  

Whilst you'll be at the start of your career you'll have a good understanding of the basic skills of data extraction and manipulation.  From conducting data analytics testing, your role will directly link to the auditing of other functions across Places for People. These tests would focus on identifying risk, potential weaknesses and gaining assurance over the our data.  

You'll work closely with our Senior Audit Data Analyst to develop your data skills and benefit from formal training as well as on the job learning.  

This is the ideal role for a data enthusiast, looking to create opportunities for continuous improvement acting as a champion of changes as we develop new and innovative solutions. 

This is a hybrid role with an expectation the successful candidate will be office based two -three days a week.  For more information, please download our job profile available on our website.  

More about you  

You'll be educated to a graduate-level with a degree within a related specialism such as Data Science, Analytics or similar.  

Your role will see you embedded in an audit environment, developing your skills to become the in-house data expert. You'll have an inquisitive mind and be looking for a role that allows you to manipulate, analyse and present data.  With diversity across our internal and external customer groups you'll analyse complex topics from different perspectives presenting back technical issues to those without your expertise. 

You'll be supported to develop the mindset of an auditor however to succeed it's essential you have a risk focussed approach. Asking the question “what could go wrong?”  And then looking at innovative solutions to problem-solving. 

This role requires you to have a good understanding of data. Candidates will be expected at interview to demonstrate advanced Excel skills as these are essential to success in the role.  Candidates with the knowledge to manipulate and extract data from database platforms such as MY SQL, SharePoint, Microsoft Sequel or Oracle would be deemed highly desirable. 

 The application process is designed to support you to showcase your personality, strong communicators and candidates who embody our SPIRIT values will be looked upon favourably. 


You'll join our Emerging Talent programme which brings together SPIRITed and talented individuals from across Places for People. The programme is designed to provide you with a wide range of skills, business insight and sector specific knowledge over two years.   You'll learn a lot and quickly, you'll get exposure to some of our senior leaders as well being connected to a business mentor to support you throughout. You'll be encouraged and empowered to flourish and thrive within a nurturing environment. Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse ad pioneering environment. 

We are a large diverse and ambitious business, which will give you all the challenge you could wish for.  

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package with each role, yours will include:  

  • Competitive salary, with a salary review yearly   
  • Excellent holiday package – up to 35 days annual leave with the option to buy or sell leave  
  • Cashback plan for healthcare costs – up to £500 saving per year  
  • A bonus scheme for all colleagues at 2%  

What's next?  

Hopefully what you've read here has got you excited and wanting to apply. The first step of the application process should take around 20 minutes. You'll be asked to complete your personal details, academic history and provide us some additional supporting information about you. Don't worry you should know all of the answers. The next part of the application form is asking you to complete a few additional questions, these will ask you to consider your reason for applying, what you want out of the Emerging Talent programme and how you would address current societal issues. Take your time over these, your answers will be shared and may lead to additional questions throughout the application process.  

Finally, you'll be asked to upload a CV, this should include an overview of your work history so far, don't forget to include any volunteering you've done. You will need to make sure this includes all of your academic achievements, from GCSE to your most recent qualifications.  

Once we've been able to review your application and CV, successful candidates will be sent invites to complete a video interview.   This gives you the opportunity to give us more information and offer insight into the person behind the CV.  


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