Apprentice Counter Fraud Investigator

Council House
£18,562 - £19,312
14 Sep 2021
28 Sep 2021
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37.0 Hours per Week

We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to start their career in counter fraud investigation.

The Council’s Counter Fraud and Investigation Team undertake a wide range of activities including preventing illegal subletting of our social housing properties, making anti-money laundering enquiries to verify the identity of individuals and organisations, and investigating a wide range of instances of suspected fraud.  All of our work is done to a high standard to support criminal prosecution in instances where fraud can be proven.

You will be responsible to a Senior Investigator and will undertake a two year programme of work and studies. This will include supporting and participating in a range of investigations and other counter fraud work for Solihull Council or other organisations. Alongside learning on the job you will be working with experienced colleagues and studying towards a level 4 qualification in counter fraud investigation. Further details of this apprenticeship can be found here:

The role is varied and will include:

  • Maintain case files and produce investigation plans;
  • Attend and undertake investigative interviews ;
  • Prepare notes of discussions and witness statements ;
  • Prepare files, applications and orders for court;
  • Obtain, record and present evidence in court proceedings as required;
  • Prepare concise, accurate and professional reports including relevant evidence to support investigation conclusions.

The successful candidate will need to have Level 2 English and Mathematics (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) as well as administrative experience and working knowledge of I.T. systems including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Experience of dealing with the public face to face is also essential.

This is a 2 year fixed contract to cover the duration of the apprenticeship.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Mark Magowan on 0121 704 8654 or email

Closing date: Tuesday 28 September 2021

Interviews will be held on Thursday 7 October 2021

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Not Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS standard .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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