CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) has been training accountants, financial managers and auditors for over 120 years. CIPFA is one of the leading professional accountancy bodies in the UK and the only one that specialises in the public services.
ICE's (Institution of Civil Engineers) professionally qualified grades of membership are internationally recognised and highly valued. Attainment of these is widely viewed as a significant personal achievement and a benchmark of a technician's or engineer's competences and professional standing.
Graduate training schemes are an excellent way to jump start your career. They can take many formats, but usually allow graduates to experience many aspects of both the role and the organisation as a whole.
Formal graduate training schemes generally last approximately 3 - 4 years, depending on the specific programme. Schemes are usually a combination of "on-the-job" and possibly formal residential training programmes.