To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we're doing a focus on 10 staff members to learn more about the people who make Veritau what it is. Each day this week and next, you’ll see a profile about one of the team, from across our different service areas.
Katie has been with Veritau for three and a half years, and progressed to the role of Auditor following two years as a trainee. After graduating from Lancaster University with a degree in History, she was looking for a graduate job with on-the-job training, which allowed her to use research, writing and analytical skills gained from her degree.
“The on-the-job training is invaluable and has developed me both personally in my confidence, and professionally with gaining knowledge of the public sector.” In her spare time Katie enjoys travelling - she's recently been backpacking around Australia.
As a trainee, Katie says she was given a lot of independence and responsibility from the beginning, but support was always available where needed from senior members of the team. She completed her Certified Internal Auditor qualification from the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, which involved three exams over the two year period.
Katie enjoys the variety of working with a range of clients from different areas of expertise and the ability to work on a range of different audits on different subject matters, developing areas of interest and specialism. Some audits are very challenging but they also bring reward in being able to make a real difference by helping to make improvements.
Veritau has expanded during the time that Katie has been here in terms of team size, services that Veritau provides and also client base. Working for Veritau has given Katie the opportunity to meet people from different areas of expertise through the wide range of clients that we provide services for.
Katie has had the chance to visit several out-of-area clients such as the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, and North York Moors National Parks. This involves an intense but engaging week of work.