What will the apprentice be doing?
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Working alongside experienced investigators you'll take on a range of administrative tasks. As well as this you'll conduct your own interviews of witnesses and suspects, collate data and share your findings with the team. Roughly 20% of your programme working hours will be spent gaining knowledge and skills towards your qualification. You'll learn and grow quickly, picking up valuable skills, and eventually leading your own small criminal and civil investigations
- The apprenticeship is assessed by way of a two-part end-point assessment which
takes place at the end of the programme. This comprises of a professional discussion
underpinned by an evidence portfolio. The second element is an investigation report,
presentation and questioning based on an on-going counter fraud investigation.
- Through attendance of relevant training courses and own research obtain an up-to-date
knowledge of relevant criminal and civil law, criminal investigation procedures, criminal
prosecution and court procedures, eg the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE), the
Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act (CPIA), The Human Rights Act, Data Protection
Act 2018 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) and relevant offences
Ensure that investigation enquiries are carried out in accordance with relevant legislation.
Assisting in the production of formal reports for Senior Management.
Collate and produce data regarding the performance of CAFS work as and when required.To representative the Shared Service Head of Fraud when required and to represent the
Authority as a member of the London Boroughs Fraud Investigators Group, the Local
Authorities Investigation Officers Group, Joint Fraud Forum and at other meetings and working
To liaise with internal and external organisations and their investigation sections on matters
related to intelligence gathering.Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of changes within the Councils and legislation affecting the
Councils' services. All staff are expected to carry out their job in compliance with the Council's
Constitution. This means being familiar with the policies and procedures relevant to the job
and asking for information and advice if you are unsure of the correct course of action.To undertake other duties and responsibilities of a similar professional nature as required by
the Shared Services Head of Internal Audit.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- As an apprentice, you'll have the chance to develop your skills and complete your IIA Practitioner Level 4 apprenticeship standard.
- Certificate in Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigation
- 2021/2022 the apprenticeship has been designed for remote delivery, but we plan to implement a blended model of delivery and return to some face-to-face training for the practical elements of the programme if this is permitted.
Upon return to face-to-face delivery, these practical sessions will be held in a week long block in London.
- Career development at Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
- Further studies in Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS), Certificate in Fraud Risk
Management (CFRM), CIPFA International Certificate in Financial Crime Investigation
and the CIPFA International Diploma in Financial Crime Management.
- Career progression and possibility to become Qualified Investigator.
- In turn, we can offer you a great career path, alongside really good benefits that include hybrid working, access to a great pension, generous annual leave, and sector-leading training opportunities throughout.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential