KPMG360° Digital Apprentices
At KPMG, we’re far more than accountants. As technical specialists, we’re as good with leading-edge technology as we are with stats, facts and figures. Technology is a real focus for our business – as it is for our clients. That’s why we’ve created a brand new degree-level apprenticeship programme designed to nurture our next generation of talent. You’ll gain the digital capabilities to meet future business needs and reach your full career potential.
KPMG360° Digital lasts four years and combines academic study with practical work experience. Based in London, Leeds or Manchester, you’ll undertake a number of rotations with technology teams across the firm. At the same time, you’ll also study for a BSc degree in Digital and Technology Solutions with our training provider, BPP University. We’ll fund your tuition fees and you’ll enjoy flexible study options (including live online lectures) as well as formal study sessions.
You’ll gain a broad view of the business through your degree learning and rotations across teams, including Technology Enablement, Cyber Security, Forensic Technology, and Technology Solutions. By the end you’ll have a clear idea about where you want to specialise. Possible career paths include everything from consultancy and network engineering to cyber security and data analytics.
How is the programme structured?
First and second years
Along with other KPMG360° apprentices, you’ll undertake an induction programme and will have regular training sessions to develop your professional skills (e.g. presentation skills, resilience, project management and team working). You will then rotate between different areas of our technology function and experience live projects. You will also begin your BSc degree in Digital and Technology Solutions.
Third and fourth years
During this phase, you’ll start to specialise both within the business and your studies. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from a range of specialisms, such as IT Consultant, Business Analyst, Network Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, Software Engineer or Data Analyst. This will form the basis for your future career at KPMG.
Support and Training
You’ll be supported every step of the way. As well as technical training, we’ll help you to develop key professional skills that will support you in being successful in the business world.
During university term time, we’ll give you one day per week out of the office for study leave. The course is delivered online so you can choose to study anywhere, and some of the sessions are delivered in the evening. You’ll get a huge amount of support and resources from tutors, at lectures and with online lecture support.
Throughout the course you’ll have quarterly reviews with your training provider and performance manager to ensure the objectives of your apprenticeship are being met.