KPMG Law Apprenticeship programme

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Why a KPMG Law Apprenticeship?

In times of disruption, we support our clients to adapt to rapidly changing business landscapes. Side-by-side, we work with them to navigate uncertainty, because wherever there are challenges, we see possibilities.

By understanding the issues they face and drawing upon our legal expertise, along with the wider KPMG capabilities, at KPMG Law we’re transforming both the delivery of legal solutions to our clients and also the in-house legal teams that support our clients’ businesses. We’re always looking for new opportunities to achieve better business outcomes, including digitally-driven solutions that will help our clients evolve and thrive in a new world.

Our purpose is to improve the working lives and careers of our clients and our people. Our vision is to bring a fresh approach, delivering better business outcomes and transforming legal services for good. Our aim is to invest to disrupt, and create the UK’s leading integrated legal services business.

At the heart of this change are our people – collaboration is pivotal to everything we do. Our approach allows us to supply rounded legal solutions inspired by a deep industry knowledge and business insights from our wider practice areas of Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory. All supported by a global legal network operating in 81 countries with access to more than 2,850 legal professional colleagues worldwide. It's this multi-disciplinary approach that sets us apart and which, from day one, will give you the opportunity to experience a broad range of legal projects with exposure to the wider KPMG network, here and abroad.

Working with some of the world's biggest companies, join us as an apprentice and you could find yourself on projects ranging from Deals, UK and International Business Reorganisations, Financial Services, Disputes; right through to Workforce compliance and transformation and Commercial Technology and Data, or even, Family Office and Private Client matters for our high net worth clients. Underpinning all our work is our innovative use of technology. Our KPMG Law apprentices will have access to advanced digital solutions and we actively encourage a strong technology focus, where you’ll get the chance to work alongside dedicated legal technologists, solution architects, developers, and legal project managers.

If you want to be part of shaping the future of law in a career that's full of intellectually stimulating work and variety, you’re in the right place. You'll work alongside, and learn from, some of the brightest minds as you help to solve some of our clients’ most complex legal and business problems. You'll use your natural curiosity, digital mindset and desire to work together to explore new ideas and deliver exceptional results. You'll be supported to develop all the skills you need to fulfil your potential.

You'll also be encouraged to make a difference through volunteering days and community initiatives as part of an agile, inclusive environment where everyone is encouraged to be themselves, and empowered to be their best.

We’re re-imagining how we work at KPMG. Our firm is creating a tech-driven business to empower and equip our people to be outstanding in delivery – through inspiring workspaces, innovative ways to collaborate and hybrid ways of working. In your role, you’ll work flexibly across your location region – at KPMG offices, engagement sites and from home.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: KPMG Law

Programme length: 6 years

Qualifications: Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship

Entry requirements

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 112 UCAS points* under the 2017 tariff point system (e.g. BBC at A Level or equivalent qualifications)

Standard entry requirements – Scotland

  • Minimum of 5 national 5 qualifications at Grades 1 – 3 (inc. Maths at minimum Grade 2 and English, or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 112 new UCAS tariff points at Higher/Advanced Higher Level

We only consider a candidate's top 3 A-Level grades or equivalent (such as BTECs), and do not accept General Studies.

Key skills

  • Take accountability for delivering high quality, accurate work
  • Self-motivated and can organise own workload to ensure effective delivery of engagements and 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, keen to learn and understand regulation
  • Able to demonstrate resilience when overcoming challenges and during busy times

Training and development

The training and development of our people is critical to the future success of our business. We want all of our Apprentices to embrace a growth mindset of learning every day, which is why we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help trainees build their skills and fulfil their potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our life-long learning strategy and part of our overall student package.

In addition as part of your KPMG Law Apprenticeship you will complete the Level 3 Paralegal and Level 7 Solicitor qualification.

The KPMG Law Apprenticeship uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of Online Classroom Live and Recorded courses alongside coaching, and workplace development. 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 at every stage of the apprenticeship. The structure of the programme spreads the building of skills and behaviours over the lifetime of your apprenticeship programme so that you are able to build up your knowledge ready for the End Point Assessment, and can continuously apply what you are learning in training to your workplace experience through your apprenticeship skills and behaviours and off-the-job (OTJ) training. You will have wrap around support which consists of dedicated professional coaches, online portal content and live and recorded additional study sessions, which means there is a form of support for your every need.

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 Law 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.

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