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Overview

As an integrated business, KPMG in the UK is in a strong position to respond to client needs, bringing together the right teams at the right time, across disciplines and across borders. The key to our success as a firm lies in our ability to match our insights and skills to the strategic goals of clients, day in and day out. KPMG in the UK has 22 offices and is part of a global network of member firms offering Audit, Tax and Advisory services.

Our people are at the heart of our continued success and being part of KPMG is being part of a community of talented and innovative people, working together to have a positive, lasting impact on clients. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

What could you do here?

We have a range of opportunities for school leavers – KPMG360°; Audit School Leaver Programme and Business Support Academy. No matter where you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to work across functional sectors, giving you depth and breadth of experience. And we don’t just mean fantastic, hands-on experience – you’ll also have access to leading training and development programmes, and you’ll be able to join our employee networks, societies, and sports and leisure clubs as well as getting involved in volunteering activities.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people with a strong interest in business, commercial awareness, intellectual curiosity and the ability to think of new ways to solve problems. We’re interested in people who take pride in their work, have integrity, and can build strong, long-lasting relationships that bring out the best in others.

Why join us?

At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to offer you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to build a rewarding career. We’re proud of our culture – it’s one that recognises hard work, encourages new ways of thinking and embraces diversity and inclusion. We have an innovative spirit which inspires what we do and how we do it – striving to be better lies at the heart of who we are. 

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Apprenticeships

KPMG360° Digital is our brand new degree-level rotational Apprenticeship Programme. You’ll earn a salary, develop an understanding of how we work with clients and have the chance to gain valuable insights, whilst being supported to achieve a BSc degree in Digital and Technology Solutions along the way.

KPMG360° gives you the chance to join KPMG and work with some of the best and brightest in business. Importantly, it includes a foundation year that’s specifically designed so you can experience all areas of the business before you go on to choose an area of specialisation and gain a professional qualification.

School Leaver Programmes

Audit School and College Leaver Programme

KPMG in the UK has 22 offices and is part of a global network of member firms offering Audit, Tax and Advisory services to some of the world’s biggest businesses. KPMG's vision is simple - to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of clients, society and stakeholders.

Auditing is big business. So big, that our Audit team makes a huge impact right across the business world
– and this is your chance to be part of it. The career opportunities are as diverse and far reaching as our people, and with such a fantastic training package on offer, we’ll give you all the tools you need to go as far as you want to go in your career. In fact, many of the world’s most successful CEOs started their careers in Audit, so you know you’ll be in good company.

Our Audit School and College Leaver Programme is your chance to study for an accounting degree at a leading UK university and become a fully-qualified Chartered Accountant. You’ll combine classroom learning with on-the-job training and work alongside some of the brightest minds in business. We’ll also pay all of your tuition and accommodation fees in addition to paying you a salary.

 At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re proud of our culture – it’s one that recognises hard work, encourages new ways of thinking and embraces diversity and inclusion. We have an innovative spirit which inspires what we do and how we do it – striving to be better lies at the heart of who we are.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. They’re our way of recognising and rewarding our colleagues for giving their best at work. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure  our people have an amazing experience.

Opportunities available nationwide.

Sound good? Find out more and apply at www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/school-leavers

KPMG360o

About the programme

There are many entry routes into KPMG, as we recognise that not everyone will want to follow the same career path. So we want to give you options, so you can choose the path that’s right for you. If you are ambitious, bright and want to succeed, then we’ll ensure you get all the tools you need. We’ll provide training and support to help (RC) build your employability skills, professional behaviours and technical experience, as you work towards professional qualification.

Our innovative KPMG360° Programme, could be the choice for you if you are looking to start work, but still curious about which area of the business you prefer. This unique new programme lets you work towards Professional Qualifications and includes a foundation year.  You’ll be able to experience different parts of KPMG, giving you a comprehensive overview of what we do, our people and our clients and putting choice around specialism in your hands as you develop your career with us.

The programme will last three or six years depending on the career path you decide to take.

Responsibilities and Tasks

The rotational placements at the heart of the KPMG360° programme are designed to give you an amazing overview of the huge variety of projects that we undertake as firm. As you undertake placements across Audit, Tax and Advisory, there’ll be no such thing as a typical day, but each placement will include: 

-Proactively looking to become an integral part of the team, networking and developing relationships internally and with key members of our clients’ teams - Developing commercial awareness, communication, team-work, employability and technical skills as you undertake structured placements across Audit, Tax and Advisory.  - Embracing new ideas and approaches, seeking out new responsibilities and proactively getting involved with a wide range of work.  - Displaying an understanding of KPMG’s values and demonstrating behaviours that inspire the trust and confidence of team members.  -You will take on tasks that directly add value to our clients and our business. Work will vary from placement to placement, but could include:  -Working as part of an audit team, tasks could include audit of cash, fixed asset additions and disposals and the verification to underlying records and checking of mathematical accuracy of company financial statements.  -Liaising with HMRC and drafting correspondence to clients.  -Providing valuable support to client facing teams in advisory – projects could relate to anything from cyber security to fraud investigations.  -Research tasks -General support to project teams, including taking minutes at meetings, preparing engagement letters and billing.

Qualifications you'll study towards

- First year: Once you join the programme you will have regular conversations about your career. Your foundation year will allow you to make an informed choice about your career path going forward.  -Second and third year: A Technician Level qualification that will enable to you become a qualified professional.  -Fourth, fifth and sixth year: A professional qualification, for example ACA, CA, CTA or CIMA. You will decide whether to specialise in Audit, Tax or Advisory and your qualification studied will reflect this decision.

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Salary & Benefits

At KPMG we offer a competitive salary.

Your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to offer you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to build a rewarding career. We’re proud of our culture – it’s one that recognises hard work, encourages new ways of thinking and embraces diversity and inclusion. We have an innovative spirit which inspires what we do and how we do it – striving to be better lies at the heart of who we are. 

Requirements

GCSE: Minimum of five A*- C (including English Language and Maths)

A Level: Minimum BCC. (excluding general studies)

Scottish Entry: Minimum of five 1-3 grades (Maths and English)

Highers or advanced highers - equivalent to 260 UCAS points.

However, it's not just your academic performance we are interested in, we will assess your application by combining a number of different factors for example your answers to some of our competency based questions when filling out the application form.

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Sound good? Find out more and apply at www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/school-leavers