Consulting Managed Services

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Why a Consulting Managed Services Apprenticeship at KPMG?

Consulting Managed Services Apprenticeship is a two-year programme working with clients who are looking to temporarily outsource parts of their business. The work we do often needs to be mobilised quickly and can vary in size and scope – you could be part of a team of 10 to 650 colleagues working on a project at any one time, whilst based at our office in Leeds.

In Managed Services, we work to deliver a quality service to our clients and provide them with a specialist support function and ultimately ensure their success. The work you will do is important and will add real value to the businesses we work with – whilst providing you with a wide range of experience and learning opportunities. It is both exciting and challenging work.

You could be involved in anything from analysing data, supporting strategic planning, developing new recruitment processes, assessing the impact transformational change to testing the efficiency of our risk management tools. The type of work our apprentices get involved in is varied, and you will spend time in a range of functions during four to six month rotational placements.

Quality is critical to the success of Managed Services. You’ll ideally need excellent written skills, enjoy problem solving and be comfortable working in an environment that is constantly changing. The role is demanding and will require resilience and enthusiasm; so you’ll need to enjoy working to meet deadlines.

All apprentices will work towards the Level 4 Business Administration Apprenticeship – a recognised qualification that enables the development of core business skills and knowledge; including project management, business regulation and personal development. There is a wide scope of opportunity, where you’ll spend time across our different functions and continue your journey as you then specialise in your area of choice.

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: Consulting

Programme length: 2 years

Qualifications: Level Four Business Administration Apprenticeship

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements – UK

  • Minimum 5 GCSEs at A* – C or at 4 – 9 (inc. English Language and Maths)

Standard entry requirements – Scotland

  • Minimum 5 Standard Grades at Grades 1 – 3 (inc. English Language and Maths)

Key skills

  • 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 
  • Able to demonstrate resilience when overcoming challenges and during busy times
  • Comfortable working in high pressure environment
  • Able to keep to tight deadlines

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 Consulting Managed Services Apprenticeship you will complete the Business Administration
level 4.

The Consulting Managed Services Apprenticeship uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of Online Classroom Live and Recorded courses plus in-centre classroom courses. 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 qualification. The structure of the programme spreads the building of skills and behaviours over the lifetime of 15 month apprenticeship programme qualification so that you are able to build up your knowledge ready for the End Point Assessment, and can continuously apply what you are learning, to your workplace experience through your apprenticeship skills and behaviours and off-the-job (OTJ) training. Outside of the 15 month apprenticeship qualification you will spend the remaining 9 months of your programme consolidating and applying your learning working in the business. 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 a 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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