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Compliance & Risk Analyst Level 3 Apprenticeship

by AQA

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18th March 2024
Level 3 Apprenticeship
Business Operations, Project Management

Compliance & Risk Analyst Level 3 Apprenticeship

Join our AQA Early Careers Scheme as an Apprentice Compliance & Risk Analyst and ensure integrity throughout our business. AQA operates in a high-stakes regulated environment. In a typical year more than 1 million students take AQA qualifications (across over 900 different GCSE and A-level exams), resulting in over 10+ million exam papers that must be marked accurately and on time to enable the delivery of exam results. The Compliance and Assurance team works to support AQA to deliver in compliance with regulatory requirements, to effectively manage risk and to continually improve quality.

You’ll study towards a level 3 Compliance & Risk Officer apprenticeship and gain experience across a range of disciplines including internal audit, risk management, and quality assurance. By the end of the programme, you’ll have the knowledge and experience to work in a high-risk regulatory environment.

What’s involved?

Working in our Compliance & Assurance team, you’ll take ownership of a variety of projects, producing deliverables for AQA management to shape how our business operates. During this programme, you’ll be responsible for analysing qualitative and quantitative data, providing management insight and producing reports in different formats, helping to guide our decision making. 

You could also be responsible for:

  • Supporting the delivery of multi-discipline initiatives, working with teams across our business
  • Drafting policy and procedural documents, guided by your own research and analysis
  • Ensuring that AQA materials are delivered in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Establishing effective relationships with internal stakeholders and representing the team in AQA forums

Who you are

To be eligible for this role, you must have at least 5 GCSEs grade A-C, including Maths and English. Due to the nature of our business and the market we operate in – predominantly A levels and GCSEs – you need to be over the age of 18 years from 1st September 2024 to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

We’re looking for people with the ability to produce high quality written and analytical work, who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. You should be able to quickly learn new processes, methodologies, and tools, and apply them effectively. Personal qualities we’d like to see also include:

  • Effective work with cross-functional teams
  • Analytical thinking and ability to interpret and articulate complex information
  • Great communication and relationship building skills.

We believe everyone benefits from equality, diversity and inclusion, which is why we are keen to keep developing a diverse workforce with individuals from all backgrounds. 

What’s on offer?

We’re committed to continuing your development. There could be further opportunities to broaden your knowledge and skills; we always encourage you to take a proactive approach to your future. Out Apprentices also enjoy a benefits package, which includes:

  • 25 days annual leave, not including Bank Holidays, rising with length of service, and additional closure days at Christmas
  • Private medical insurance, health care cash plan and life assurance
  • Gym access
  • Smart hybrid working
  • Subsidised lunches
  • Headspace app access

About AQA

Every journey starts with a question.

AQA are an education charity with over 120 years of assessment expertise and knowledge. We design and deliver fair assessments to more than one million learners every year. By always doing the right thing, we aim to never let a learner down. We’re more than just an exam board. Through our customers, we use our world-class research and expertise to help define the assessment world.

We are always striving to empower our employees in the work they do and in their professional development. By joining our Early Careers programme, you’ll receive the support and guidance you need to grow in your career and develop your skills. Through working on real-life projects you’ll gain hands-on experience, and you’ll get to see your work implemented throughout our business, making an impact to the millions of students who take our exams each year.

We have a range of Apprenticeship opportunities available in different business functions throughout AQA, including Accounting, Technology Security Operations, Compliance and Risk, and Technology Service Management. In our Apprenticeship programmes, you’ll gain on-the-job experience whilst also studying towards a professional qualification. 

We believe that everyone benefits from equality, diversity, and inclusion, which is why we are keen to keep developing a diverse workforce with individuals from all backgrounds.

How to apply

To apply for this programme and to find out more, please click on the apply button below.

Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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