Discovery Work Experience Programme - Virtual

Employer
KPMG
Location
Virtual - London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow
Salary
N/A
Closing date
13 Sep 2022

Job Details

Why a Discovery work experience programme at KPMG?

Our Discovery Virtual Work Experience programme has been designed with students like you in mind – bright, curious and enthusiastic. As well as giving you the chance to gain an invaluable overview of the professional services sector, this programme will give you an excellent virtual insight into the work we do, our culture and people - and provide you with some interactive learning opportunities to enhance your skills.

Available for students finishing Year 13/S5-S6 in 2023 and looking to start an apprenticeship career in autumn 2023, this the perfect chance to discover if KPMG is the place for you. You’ll get a chance to virtually interact with other students, participate in skills workshops to develop some of the key skills you’ll need to thrive - meeting colleagues from across the firm along the way.

This virtual experience will also give you the chance to get ahead and be fast-tracked through the recruitment process for one of our Apprenticeship Programmes upon completion of your Discovery experience (subject to meeting the required academic requirements, details of which can be found here.)

The programme will run across regions to give you the opportunity to engage with our current KPMG apprentices, graduates and senior leaders from local offices; who will share their experiences as well as giving you the opportunity to take part in interactive sessions to enhance your skillset.

Our Discovery work experience programmes will run during October across two days for the following regions:

  • Scotland: 19th – 20th October 2022
  • London & South East: 25th – 26th October 2022
  • North: 27th – 28th October 2022
  • Midlands & South West: 27th – 28th October 2022

Your future is every bit as important to us as it is to you – that’s why our aim is to provide you with meaningful experiences that last a lifetime.

 

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements - UK

  • Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*- C or 4 - 9 (inc. Maths at minimum B or Level 5 and English Language)
  • Minimum of 112 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff point system (e.g. BBC at A Level or equivalent qualifications)

Standard entry requirements - Scotland

  • Minimum of 5 National 5 qualifications at Grades A-C (inc. Maths Grade B and English, or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points at Higher/Advanced Higher Level

We only consider a candidate’s top 3 A-Level grades or equivalent (such as BTECs), and do not accept General Studies.

You will also need to meet the Access Accountancy criteria in order to make an application to the KPMG Discovery programme. This initiative supports young people from low income families to have access to the accountancy profession. You will need to:

  • Attend state school or college, and
  • The occupation of your main household earner when you were aged 14 is categorised as a lower socio-economic background*, or
  • Be eligible (or have been eligible) for free school meals (or attend a school with ‘above regional average’ free school meals**), or
  • Your immediate family did not attend university.

*Parental occupation classification is a national standard and the Social Mobility Work’s toolkit (found here) provides details on the categorisations.

**Free School Meals are a statutory benefit available to school-aged children from families who receive other qualifying benefits and who have been through the relevant registration process. It does not include those who receive meals at school through other means e.g. boarding school.

Company

About KPMG

KPMG in the UK offers Audit, Tax, Legal, Consulting, Deal Advisory, and Technology services. Powered by the talent of more than 16,000 people, we bring creativity, insight, and experience to solve our clients’ and communities’ biggest problems.

Our largest practice is Audit, which audits some of the world’s biggest companies and has a relentless focus on audit quality. We help companies solve some of their most complex business challenges, grow sustainably and make a meaningful impact on the world around us.

Like the organisations we work with, our firm is truly embracing change. From new ways of working to inspiring workspaces and innovative technology, our people are empowered and equipped to deliver ground-breaking work with real flexibility.

 

Our Apprenticeships

Whether you’re in your final year of school or college or seeking a new career opportunity, joining KPMG as an apprentice means being part of our diverse team of people who bring innovative ideas to work that really makes a difference for our clients, our people, communities and our planet.

We offer apprenticeships in Audit, KPMG Business Services, Consulting, Law and Technology across the UK. As an apprentice at KPMG, you’ll gain valuable work experience, develop professional skills and be supported in your studies towards funded professional qualifications and degrees – all whilst earning a salary.

Our diverse employee networks and learning community will help you to develop connections and build new friendships, not just for today, but for your career ahead. There are also plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in our volunteering and community initiatives, so you’ll be encouraged to make a difference outside of the office too.

Joining KPMG means working alongside some of the brightest minds in business, supporting the UK in a connected world, and being part of our collaborative team where you’ll be empowered to learn and thrive - and build a rewarding future with us.

To discover more about our Apprenticeships and imagine your future with us, please visit our careers website, kpmgcareers.co.uk/apprentice.

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