Counter fraud investigator apprenticeship

Lead small non-complex criminal investigations, such as allegations of fraud

On the counter fraud investigator apprenticeship, you are responsible for investigating allegations of fraud and to make effective decisions from referral to conclusion to drive the investigation. Conclusion to an investigation could mean support of a successful prosecution, levy of penalty (or equivalent) or no further action. You would typically be employed by HMRC, DEFRA, the Insolvency Service, Serious Fraud Office or the local government and will work alongside lawyers, judges, magistrates and other law enforcement partners. You’ll use your gained knowledge of civil procedures such as applications to tribunal, and give evidence at tribunal and judicial review. Evidence gathering situations include searches of premises, review of business accounts and their constituent parts and other professional documents. Your role may involve some confrontational situations, including arrest, so you will need to assess any activity undertaken by creating plans to reduce the identified risks where possible.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: English and history

Entry requirements for the counter fraud investigator apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £26,000

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