KPMG Law Apprenticeship programme

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Why a KPMG Law Apprenticeship?

At 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, we’re reimagining law. We’re looking for new opportunities and delivering digitally driven solutions that will help our clients evolve and thrive in a new world.

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 2,800 legal professional colleagues worldwide.

Working with some of the world's biggest companies, join as an apprentice and you could find yourself on projects ranging from regulatory compliance, deals between companies or even Private and Family Office matters for our high net worth clients. Underpinning all our work is our innovative use of technology. Our legal apprentice trainees will have access to advanced digital solutions and we actively encourage a strong focus on technology through our work.

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 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.

Years 1 and 2

Once you join the programme, you will have regular conversations about your career. Your foundation year will help you transition into life at KPMG and develop your professional skills and knowledge. You will complete the Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship with BPP University.

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

You’ll continue your professional development through a range of learning opportunities and study towards a Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship. Post qualification, your personal and professional development will continue via our ‘core+’ training options, allowing you to build your own stretching and varied career.

Reimagine your own career at KPMG Law.

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

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 to help shape your learning. The programme uses a specialist tuition provider which has innovative technology meaning the programme can be delivered via a blend of Online Classroom Live and 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 training, development and regulation of our professionals is critical to the future success of our business which is why our people are trained to become experts in their field and supported to study for a professional qualification through an apprenticeship. All our new legal apprentice entrants study towards the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship . This will include studying towards the Solicitors Qualifying Exam 1 and 2 (SQE) with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) alongside gaining competence, through both work experience and studies, in the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required under the Level 7 Apprenticeship standard.

Throughout the 72 month training contract you will gain a broad experience, working across our main business solutions. This will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to specialise in one of these areas upon qualifying as a solicitor. Our apprenticeship programme offers a permanent contract, which progresses upon successful qualification.

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 within Law.

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 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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