Information Security - Audit Apprentice


Information Security - Audit Apprentice

London, United Kingdom Trainee Others



Are you…

  • Seeking an apprenticeship with one of Europe’s leading financial services groups.
  • Someone with a good understanding of Information Technology or Cybersecurity (with a relevant degree)
  • Self-motivated with strong communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Looking to work in a diverse, respectful and open team environment.
  • A team player who can balance work and study and contribute to the success of the function.

If so, we want to hear from you!

Description of the Business Line or Department

Inspection and Group Audit Division (IGAD) is the group audit division of the Société Générale Group and as such conducts independent and objective audits reviews of all its activities, aiming at providing the Group with assurance as to how effectively it is controlling its operations, advises on improvements and contributes to the creation of added value. It also assesses the quality of risk management within an audited scope, the appropriateness and effectiveness of the permanent control framework, the risk sensitivity of management and compliance with codes of conduct and expected professional practices. This is in accordance with the Société Générale Code, which includes the mandate and role of the Third Line of Defence.

IGAD issues recommendations to remedy any shortfalls they identify and, more generally, to improve the Group’s operational management and risk control. The Audit teams cover all the risks of the jurisdictions they oversee. General Inspection, besides audit work, has a general mandate to carry out any kind of analysis or study and to take part in assessing strategic projects or intervening in specific issues at the request of the General Management. Internal Audit and Inspection define their audits and inspections using a risk-based approach and define an annual work programme, comprising the inspection route map and audit plan. After inspections and audits, IGAD teams follow up implementation of their recommendations.

The London Audit team carries out audit assignments aimed at ensuring the effectiveness of the internal control system, across the SG entities in the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Gibraltar and the Middle-East region.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  • Post-graduate apprenticeship programme, that provides with a fully funded professional qualification and endless opportunities for learning, development and progress.
  • Work with clients and colleagues from the start, working on projects that have a genuine positive impact.
  • Build a more sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions.

Summary of responsibilities

This role will involve, but not limited to the following:

  • Complete assigned audit work under the supervision of a Head of Assignment.
  • Perform other audit related tasks assigned by audit management.
  • Ethics and Conduct
  • Responsibility for ensuring that you are fully aware of and adhere to internal policies that relate to you, your business or other businesses for which you have any level of responsibility.  It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with operational risk or compliance requirements (e.g., Golden rules, security policies and regulatory requirements). 
  • Responsibility for managing, controlling, preparing and escalating risk within the scope of your position.
  • Responsibility for reading, understanding and complying with the Company’s Conduct and Standards and corresponding regulations. You will be notified of changes to policies in a timely manner through announcements and/or intranet updates.
  • Act with integrity and due skill, care and diligence in carrying out your duties. Your actions should always be able to satisfy high standards of scrutiny and professional practice standards defined by the IIA.
  • All audit staff are required to sign the IIA Declaration of Professional standards and Code of Ethics on an annual basis. You sign to agree conformance to the following rules of conduct:
  • Integrity
  • Shall perform your work with honesty, diligence, and responsibility.
  • Shall observe the law and make disclosures expected by the law and the profession.
  • Shall not knowingly be a party to any illegal activity or engage in acts that are discreditable to the profession of internal auditing or to the organization.
  • Shall respect and contribute to the legitimate and ethical objectives of the organization.
  • Objectivity
  • Shall not participate in any activity or relationship that may impair or be presumed to impair their unbiased assessment. This participation includes those activities or relationships that may be in conflict with the interests of the organization.
  • Shall not accept anything that may impair or be presumed to impair your professional judgment.
  • Shall disclose all material facts known to you that, if not disclosed, may distort the reporting of activities under review.
  • Confidentiality
  • Shall be prudent in the use and protection of information acquired in the course of your duties.
  • Shall not use information for any personal gain or in any manner that would be contrary to the law or detrimental to the legitimate and ethical objectives of the organization.

Profile required



  • Good understanding of Information Technology or Cybersecurity, acquired through educational qualifications
  • Ability to quickly adapt to professional working environment
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to synthesize and report accurately
  • Problem solving skills


  • Relevant degree in Computer Science or Information Security/ Cybersecurity


  • Fluent in English
  • French is an advantage, although not a necessity.

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 22000IR8
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/08/15
Publication date: 2022/06/16