Risk and Assurance Graduate

  • Vacancy Title
  • Risk and Assurance Graduate
  • Location
  • Haydock, North West, United Kingdom
  • Company
  • Speedy Services
  • Closing Date
  • 17/07/2022
  • Job Description
  • Summary

    If you’re looking for a position where no one day is the same and you get a holistic view of the operations of a business, then the Risk and Assurance Team at Speedy may be for you.

    Speedy are the UK’s leading tool hire provider with the widest range of tools, specialist hire equipment, plant and support services – everything for every job! Now is an exciting time to join the business, as Speedy is evolving and embracing new ventures. Speedy has recently expanded into the consumer market and has a presence in 38 B&Q stores. We are developing our ESG Strategy and reviewing how to make our business carbon neutral, as well as embracing new sustainable technology in our hire fleet. The Risk and Assurance Team have provided assurance for both the retail expansion into B&Q and the Company’s ESG Strategy.

    We are looking for a graduate who can support the team in their risk and assurance activities. We provide independent assurance to the PLC board that risk is actively managed in the business. We are one of a few departments that interact with all areas on the business, from Marketing to Engineering. This is a well-respected department who report directly to the Audit & Risk Committee. There is regular contact with senior management and the opportunity to interact with the Executive Directors. This role will enable you to develop strong relationships across Speedy with both individuals and departments and gain a good understanding of the operation of the whole business and how risk management and control frameworks are developed and operated.

    What is Risk and Assurance?

    Risk and Assurance at Speedy is delivered over two main areas;

    • Corporate Assurance: This consists of reviewing and evaluating a department’s procedures, and identifying areas for improvement, to provide independent assurance to the Audit Committee that risk management within the organisation is operating effectively. The effect of the audit is felt business wide and is a vital tool in helping Speedy develop and improve.
    • Depot Assurance:  This consists of evaluating the Speedy depots, ensuring that each depot is operating to the highest standard.

    What do we look for?

    A successful candidate will operate with a high level of trust, integrity, professionalism and objectivity. You will have the ability to communicate both within the R&A team and the wider business with a desire to learn and problem solve.  Being able to work under pressure and produce reports and results to strict deadlines is essential along with the capacity for using your initiative and being highly motivated to succeed in a fast paced and changing environment.  You will also be required to:

    • Show flexibility in order to travel where required
    • Demonstrate commitment to obtain ACCA qualifications
    • Have excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
    • Have obtained 2:1 degree or above

    It would also be desirable if candidates had:

    • Previous work experience such as a year in industry, a part time job or a volunteer role
    • UK Driving License as there is travel associated with this role.

    As well as completing your day-to-day role you will also be required to complete our two year Speedy Graduate Development Programme.

    What is the Speedy Graduate Development Programme?

    Our graduate development programme runs alongside the role you obtain.  The programme enables successful candidates to develop the skills required to progress their career within Speedy and become a fully competent and professional member of the business.  The programme consists of:

    • On the job training within your role
    • Completion of relevant professional qualifications if required
    • An internal learning and development programme
    • The chance to complete an Exec Board project
    • Enrolment onto the first level of Speedy’s High Potential Programme (HiPo)
    • The provision of a professional mentor
    • Access to specialist graduate learning and development provision during the two year programme

    If you would like to discuss this graduate opportunity detailed above, please feel free reach out by contacting early.careers@speedyservices.com

    In return we offer a competitive salary with contributory pension scheme, 26 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays), discretionary bonus scheme and life assurance.

    You can also enjoy a 95% discount on all Speedy products and services.