Risk and Audit Internship


About the role

Who we are:

Triodos Bank is an award-winning organisation and one of Europe’s leading sustainable banks, whose mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental, and cultural change. We offer a wide range of banking services for people who want to use their money consciously – from current accounts through to investments and savings. We only finance companies, organisations and projects that benefit people and the environment.

Our mission is -

  • To help create a society that promotes people’s quality of life and that has human dignity at its core.
  • To enable individuals, institutions, and businesses to use money more consciously in ways that benefit people and the environment, and promote sustainable development.
  • To offer our customers sustainable financial products and high-quality service

We’re a certified B Corporation, meaning that we are part of a community of businesses driving the shift to a new kind of economy, that is better for workers, better for communities and better for the environment.

The Opportunity:

We’re excited to be recruiting for our next Risk & Audit interns, this will be a 13-month placement scheme running from the beginning of August 2024 until the end of August 2025. This is the 4th year Triodos have offered this placement opportunity after last year’s intern programme was a huge success.

Operating as part of the Triodos UK Internal Audit and Risk teams (on a rotation basis), you will support in delivering department objectives whilst utilising your own knowledge / perspective to support these.

You will be working with other TBUK departments to maximize efficiency and collaboration, and there will also be opportunities to collaborate with other interns from around the business on project work which will directly benefit the TBUK business & support your own personal development.

Some of the key responsibilities and duties will include:


  • Providing support on aspects of Operational Risk Management, Compliance risk management, including project work and monitoring, Credit Risk, Enterprise Risk and risk reporting for TBUK, with exposure to Group requirements, structures, and policies
  • Attending internal committees, forums, workshops, etc., representing the team
  • Working with business units across the bank on a range of different risk issues and risk programs
  • Owning and delivering on agreed tasks within agreed deadlines


  • Providing support on the delivery of the Internal Audit plan for TBUK and Triodos Bank.
  • Working with Group IA on professional practices updates and research into professional and regulatory requirements.
  • Utilising own knowledge to bring a different perspective to both the Internal Audits and the methodology.
  • Owning and delivering on agreed tasks within agreed deadlines

General responsibilities

  • Collaborating with other interns from across the bank on assigned project work to support own development
  • Owning and delivering on agreed tasks within projected / assigned work
  • Providing feedback / insights on policies and processes with a mindset of continuous improvement
  • Comply with all regulatory obligations and internal governance to help ensure ethical behaviour which delivers fair outcomes for TBUK customers

What we are looking for:

This role is suitable for a placement student who has an interest in a career path within Risk and Audit.

You will possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, with an ability to work confidently and effectively with internal teams and external partners.

You will have strong communication and analytical skills combined with a good working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel. Finally, you will be a diverse thinker with an adaptable and flexible approach and have a genuine interest in positive social and environmental change. It is desirable, but not essential, that you will have experience in report writing & presenting and previous experience in a customer or public-facing role.

Triodos is proud of its culture, ethos, and ability to make a positive change in society. It is important that candidates evidence a strong commitment to Triodos Bank’s core values of ethical sustainability and transparency, as well as the personal qualities to live these values.

We’re looking for candidates to supply us with their CV and a covering letter that detailing:

  • Why you would like to work for Triodos
  • Your understanding of what we do
  • What you can personally bring to the business
  • And the connection between our mission and how it aligns to your own values

What we offer

At Triodos, we value a diverse workforce and the contribution each person makes. We believe that diversity brings different ideas and perspectives which help us to be sustainable as a business and that everyone should be treated equally, with the same dignity and respect. Therefore, you will receive a competitive basic salary of £23,400 and a benefits package which includes:

Our benefits include:

  • Non-contributory pension scheme from your first day of 8% in year 1 and 10% from year 2 onwards
  • Life Assurance (worth 4 times basic pay)
  • Income Protection - 75% of basic pay after 13 weeks sick and following six months service.
  • Private Medical Insurance with optional enhanced or HCP family coverage
  • A Health Cash Plan
  • Vitality Leave – After each 5 years of service, you will be able to take a sabbatical of up to 3 months.
  • 27 days (Full Time Equivalent) annual plus bank holidays per annum increasing to 30 days after 2 years’ service.
  • A buy and sell holiday scheme of up to 5 days (Full Time Equivalent) to maximum of 35 days.
  • 5 days fully paid carers leave.
  • A wellbeing allowance of £200 a year
  • 1 Wellbeing Day
  • Free yoga classes
  • Co-worker retail discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Refer a Friend scheme.
  • Colleague recognition voucher scheme

As well as a great renumeration and benefits package, by the end of the placement you will have gained:

  • Exposure to sustainable banking & how money can be used effectively to promote positive change & impact
  • An opportunity to work on a project which benefits the business and your own personal development
  • A high level visibility over the entirety of TBUK and Triodos Bank
  • A good grounding in Risk Management and Internal Audit to inform future career choices
  • Opportunities to build professional networks, inside/outside TBUK

If that sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you! We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, because from time to time we have needed to bring the closing date forward for popular roles.

You can hear more about what our current intern’s thought of their internship placement, including the skills they were able to grow and develop and what they enjoyed most about working at Triodos by clicking this link https://youtu.be/EjOKmvphgdM

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and would therefore welcome applications for candidates from underrepresented and neurodiverse backgrounds. We value that receiving applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds is key in supporting our inclusive organisation to grow. We don’t want to miss out on candidates who feel they don’t exactly match the job description requirements, so if this is a role that sounds interesting to you, and you feel you could add value to the role please do apply. You could be exactly what we need!

Closing Date: 28/02/2024



Date added

29 January 2024