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KPMG Law Apprenticeship programme

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Why a KPMG Law Apprenticeship?

Join us in our KPMG Law Apprenticeship programme and you’ll help us 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. We are investing, disrupting, and creating the UK’s leading integrated legal services business.

At the heart of this change are our people and their unique experiences and perspectives. 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 3,000 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.

You could find yourself on projects ranging from Deals, UK and International Business Reorganisations, Financial Services, Disputes, Workforce compliance and transformation, and Commercial Technology and Data. Or even, Family Office and Private Client matters for our high-net-worth clients. Our legal trainees 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.

The work can be challenging at times, and you'll be supported by leadership and the broader team to explore new ideas and deliver exceptional results. On this programme you’ll have the opportunity to rotate across a number of practice areas, study for your professional qualification and develop all the skills you need to solve some of our clients’ most complex legal and business problems. 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.

Our firm’s hybrid working model balances the flexibility of working from home with the importance of collaborating and learning in offices or at client sites. We trust our people to be where our clients need them to be, with our client-facing colleagues working together in person as often as needed. You’ll be empowered by the technology that supports us to work flexibly and our collaborative offices spaces, building friendships and shared experiences, innovating and learning together.

If you want to be part of shaping the future of law in a career that's full of intellectually stimulating and varied work, then join our KPMG Law community. You'll be supported to develop all the skills you need to fulfil your potential.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: KPMG Law

Programme length: 6 years

Qualifications: Level 3 Paralegal apprenticeship and the Level 7 Solicitor (SQE) qualification

What we look for

At KPMG, everyone brings a unique perspective, and we want to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We want to discover your individual strengths and attributes to help us to know whether you’ll enjoy working here and how you’ll thrive. That’s why we operate an open access policy and an application process that will assess both your qualifications and your qualities.

Generally, you’ll be expected to demonstrate the following grades (*or equivalents), to show that you’re able to successfully study for professional qualifications. If you are a few grades or points short, we would still encourage you to apply, as your application will be reviewed together with your performance in our assessments. You‘ll also have the opportunity to provide additional information for us to assess your application and potential in the context of your socio-economic background and/or any extenuating circumstances, which may have a positive uplift on your academic achievements through contextual recruitment. You can find out more here.

  • 5 GCSEs* at A* – C or at 4 – 9 (inc. English Language and Maths at Grade B or 5), or for Scotland 5 National 5 qualifications at Grades A – C (inc. English Language and Maths at Grade B or equivalent)
  • 120 UCAS points* from your ‘top’ 3 grades, excluding General Studies under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level (300 UCAS points pre-2017) or at Higher/Advanced Higher Level for Scotland.

Key skills

Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.

To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our apprentices at KPMG.

Learn more about what we look for and how to apply here.

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

Annual salary, £23,000 (UK regions) and £25,000 (London).

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.

Please visit our Applying to KPMG page to discover more about our application process.

Visit our International Students page to find out more about visas and requirements.

For anything else, please refer to our FAQ section.

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