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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 real results.

Work Environment: 

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 include: 
  • Becoming 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, 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 and completing tasks such as controls testing, bank reconciliations and checking the accuracy of financial statements. 
  • 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 investigations.
  • Research tasks and contributing to business development activity. 
  • 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 Qualification

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 level). 

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 requirements:

  • A minimum of five National 5s or equivalent which must include Maths and English
  • Equivalent of 104 new UCAS tariff points at Higher/Advanced Higher level.

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Closing Date:

The programme is on a rolling application basis so places will be filled as applications are received.