Management Consulting: Information Technology
Our Information Technology Advisory teams not only help our clients to identify opportunities to add value to their business – they maximise them too, by implementing ambitious projects, leveraging innovative technologies and delivering sustainable improvements to their IT control environments.
On our IT Advisory programme you’ll be encouraged to achieve your potential – gaining real client exposure from the outset, blended with studying for professional qualifications and training to build your consulting skills. Whilst you’ll join the IT Advisory team in Management Consulting, the nature of the work means you’ll find yourself working in teams across KPMG – giving you access to a huge breadth of expertise and the opportunity to build a wide, fruitful network.
Training and Development
The Graduate Programme in Management Consulting IT Advisory offers you a choice:
- You can study for the ACA (Manchester/Leeds only) and CA (Edinburgh only) qualifications and follow a three-year formal Graduate Programme.
- Or you can opt to follow a CIMA programme, initially studying for the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and the CIMA diploma in Management Accounting during a two-year Graduate Programme, with an additional 'post-graduate' year to continue sharpening your skills and gain the full qualification.
Of all the Big Four firms, KPMG has the largest Professional Qualification Training team – dedicated to giving you the best possible chance of passing your exams first time. We also provide generous study leave, bespoke exam pathways and the opportunity to study at your own pace through online learning packages. At KPMG you’ll be amongst the very best. Our graduate trainees excel in their professional exams and consistently outperform Institute pass marks. For example, in November 2011, 92% of KPMG CIMA trainees passed first time. But let’s be clear. These challenging exams aren’t easy. The results are a real testament to our people and the quality of our training.
Find out more about how our support and training will benefit you.
At a glance
|Business area||Management Consulting IT Advisory|
|Programme length||Two/three years. ACA/CA route is 3 years. CIMA route is 2 years followed by a 'postgraduate' year to further develop expertise.|
|Qualifications||You can study for the ACA/CA qualification or follow a CIMA study programme.|
|Location||Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester|
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Meet Iain Marsh
As graduates we generally spend more time with clients than in our own offices which gives us a great opportunity to learn, develop and add value.
- Business area: Management Consulting – IT Advisory
- Degree: Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Business Management
- Location: Leeds
Frequently asked questions
Answers to some of the questions you might have.
What other training will be available to me?
Our well-established and highly innovative training programme supports your development throughout your career, enabling you to build on your technology and core consulting skills as well as your knowledge of our foundation methodologies and approach. Plus of course, you’ll learn on the job through client experiences and unique access to our amazing breadth of expertise.
What happens after I finish my Graduate Programme?
This is when your career really begins to take off. On the programme you’ll have gained the strong foundation, client experience, professional training and core consulting skills you need to progress a varied career in Management Consulting IT Advisory. Building specialist skills and knowledge in your field of interest (subject to what our clients’ needs are too), you’ll then be offered more support and opportunities to develop your expertise, both on challenging client projects and through training.
What skills do I need to work in Management Consulting?
As no two projects are the same, our world is exciting – and ideal for people who can adapt and grasp new concepts quickly. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, an interest in business and a forward-thinking mindset will be key. And as each project may be with a different client, you’ll need to be a strong team player with the passion and energy to deliver against tight deadlines.
Is there much travel involved in the role?
A large part of our work is done at our clients’ offices so we go where we’re needed, whether that’s down the road, another part of the UK or the other side of the world. If you’re thinking of applying to Management Consulting you need to be comfortable with the idea of travelling and working away from home and to be able to balance that with studying for your professional qualifications.