Why Audit Data & Analytics?
In the Clara Analytics team, we bring together our deep industry knowledge with leading analytics expertise to harness the power of data; working with the largest global organisations to automate the Audit process.
Data provides valuable insights which enable organisations to make better decisions. Analytics projects involve extracting, analysing and visualising data to support audit engagements. Our work has the power to transform the businesses we work with, providing them with deep insights which can help them to increase their revenue, reduce costs and manage emerging risks and future opportunities.
As a Data & Analytics degree apprentice, you’ll work towards a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions qualification, providing you with the knowledge and skills to be an effective Audit analyst. You'll have the resources and support you need to learn how to understand object oriented programming as a concept, design and build databases, understand common system vulnerabilities and implement predictive modelling.
From the start, you'll be working on complex projects alongside some of the brightest minds in business and benefit from learning every day. There may be opportunities to get involved in product development and innovation activities, to ensure that KPMG’s analytics capability remains market leading on a global scale.
Some travel may be required for work and you can expect a greater workload at the busiest times of the year.
It’s challenging but rewarding. There's also a real sense of community across our Data & Analytics team – we're collaborative and value the different perspectives and ideas that contribute to our shared goal of delivering quality work. Once you join the programme, you’ll be working with our market leading technology experts on a variety of exciting projects. You will be studying in 6 week academic modules throughout the 4 year programme, culminating in a 6 month business focussed project.
Like the companies we work with, we're having to adapt. This means new working patterns, physical adjustments in our offices and new ways of interacting with our colleagues as well as the organisations we work with - we are harnessing technology to help underpin this change.
Programme length: 4 Years
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions
Standard entry requirements – UK
- Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A* – C or 4 – 9 GCSE inc. Maths (minimum Grade B or 5) and English Language
- Minimum of BBB at A Level inc. a STEM specific subject (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths)
Please note if you are studying a BTEC this must include:
- BTEC Certificate Distinction and BB at A Levels inc. a STEM specific subject
- BTEC Diploma double Distinction in a STEM specific subject and B in A Level in a STEM specific subject
Please note we no longer accept the QCF BTEC Extended Diploma however we do accept the new RQF National Extended Diploma (DDD) in a STEM specific subject. Grade B in a STEM specific A-level subject also required.
Standard entry requirements - Scotland
- Minimum of 5 Standard Grades at Grades 1-3 inc. Maths (minimum Grade 2) and English (or equivalent Intermediate/National 5 qualification).
- Minimum of BBB at Higher in one sitting and BB at Advanced Higher (a STEM specific subject must be studied at Advanced Higher.)
We only consider a candidate’s top 3 A-Level grades or equivalent (such as BTECs), and do not accept General Studies.
- Able to work collaboratively and can build positive, constructive business relationships
- Take accountability for delivering high quality, accurate work
- Self-motivated and can organise own workload to ensure effective delivery of projects
- Strives to continually improve
- Curious about how businesses operate, with the ability to critically evaluate and interpret different data and information sources
- Forward-thinking and keen to learn and understand regulation
- Able to demonstrate resilience when overcoming challenges and during busy times
Training and development
When you join us, you can expect to carry out work and studies that are both challenging and rewarding. You’ll undertake an induction programme and have regular training sessions to develop your professional skills e.g. presentation skills, resilience, project management and team working.
The onus is on you to take ownership of your studies and help shape your learning. The programme is delivered by Multiverse, our chosen specialist Tuition provider who use innovative technology, meaning the programme can be delivered via a blend of Online Classroom Live, recorded courses plus in-centre classroom courses where appropriate. This blended approach enables you to study and learn the content at a pace suited to your learning style but ensures all are at the right technical level prior to stepping into any exam.
The structure of the programme spreads your work, experience and study over the course of 4 years. You’ll study in 6 week modules ranging from Business organisation and Technical Project Management to Systems Development, Cybersecurity and Data Science. Each module contains a 2 day dedicated bootcamp and a 1 day applied workshop, all underpinned by dedicated one to one coaching. The programme finishes with a 6 month project, resulting in a degree from the New College of Humanities.
KPMG is dedicated to helping ensure you have the best chance of passing your exams, and therefore have a Professional Qualification Training and Accreditation team who support KPMG apprentices, online portal content and live and recorded additional study sessions - which means there is a form of support for your every need.
Post qualification, your personal and professional development will continue via our ‘core+’ training options, allowing you to build your own challenging and varied career.
You’ll have access to communities who will support and develop you to help build your skills and career.
Additional important information
Whilst you will apply to a specific office location, you will likely be required to work flexibly across the region, at KPMG offices, engagement sites and with varying levels of home working.
Please note, if you have started or obtained a degree (or equivalent) in a Technology based academic pathway or similar field to the professional qualifications provided on the programme, please contact the Student Recruitment team to check your eligibility before making an application.
The future of audit, today
KPMG Clara brings together powerful data analytics, collaboration and a global audit workflow, into a single intelligent audit platform. Technology is reshaping our world and we have innovated and transformed our audit in response.