KPMG 360 Apprenticeship Programme
15 June 2017
3 or 6 years depending on the career path you take
£16,000 - £18,500 per annum - dependent on location
KPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services,
including audit, tax and advisory specialisms - delivering
integrated solutions to our clients' issues. We have over
12,000 partners and staff working in more than 20 offices.
Being part of a strong global network of member firms gives
us a truly global mindset.
With passion and purpose, we work shoulder-to-shoulder with you,
integrating innovative approaches and deep expertise to deliver
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.
What might a day in this job look like?
Not sure which area of our business you're most interested in or
suited to? Our rotational KPMG360° apprenticeship programme could
be for you. In your first year, you'll learn about all parts of our
business so you can make an informed choice about where you'd like
to specialise. You'll gain Professional Qualifications, following
the study pathway that's right for you and your career. The
programme will last three or six years depending on the career path
you decide to take.
You'll rotate around the business, getting an amazing overview
of the huge variety of projects we undertake.
- As you undertake placements across Audit, Tax and Advisory,
there'll be no such thing as a typical day, but each placement will
- Becoming an integral part of the team, networking and
developing relationships internally and with key members of our
- Developing commercial awareness, communication, team-work, 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
- Displaying an understanding of KPMG's values and demonstrating
behaviours that inspire the trust and confidence of team
You will take on tasks that directly add value to our clients
and our business. Work will vary from placement to placement, but
- Working as part of an audit team and completing tasks such as
controls testing, bank reconciliations and checking the accuracy of
- Working with our tax, pensions and legal teams and completing
tasks such as liaising with HMRC, drafting correspondence to
clients and completing tax returns.
- Providing valuable support to client facing teams in advisory -
projects could relate to anything from cyber security to fraud
- Research tasks and contributing to business development
- General support to project teams, including taking minutes at
meetings, preparing engagement letters and billing.
What will I Learn?
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. You'll also complete the AAT Level Three
Second and third year: Completion of the AAT
Level four combined with longer placements will deepen your
industry and technical knowledge.
Fourth, fifth and sixth year: You will decide
whether to specialise in Audit, Tax or Advisory and your
qualification studied will reflect this decision (qualifications
could include ACA, CTA, CIMA).
The specialist nature of our actuarial and technology teams
means that apprentices wishing to specialise in these business
areas will do so upon completion of year one (the foundation
What Qualifications / Qualities are required?
Within our recruitment process, we look for more than just your
academics results. This wider perspective helps us ensure that we
are giving you the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential.
We assess your application against KPMG's Global Behavioural
Capabilities and combine a number of different factors, and how you
perform in our recruitment process to build our confidence in
whether you will be a success at KPMG.
As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following
- A minimum of five National 5s or equivalent which must include
Maths and English
- Equivalent of 104 new UCAS tariff points at Higher/Advanced
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The programme is on a rolling application basis so places will
be filled as applications are received.