Software Engineering

Degree Apprenticeship programme

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Why a Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship?

Technology is at the heart of what we do and is changing the world like never before, which makes it a really exciting time to join us. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients, we are pioneering some of the most advanced tech-enabled solutions to help them solve some of their biggest business challenges.

Our software engineers come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Whether fresh out of school or college, or ready to start a new opportunity – we look for people who are curious and passionate about technology; who have a team-first mindset, want to learn, are willing to take on early responsibility and relish solving problems.

Our work is both technical and diverse and our Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship is designed to support you on your journey to a successful career in technology. You’ll explore the interaction between technical systems and the workplace and how to leverage them effectively for maximum business impact. You’ll study towards a BSc (Hons) degree in Digital and Technology Solutions and could find yourself learning specialisms such as software development, Cloud infrastructure, user experience design (UX), testing, coding or project management. Along the way, you’ll also develop technical skills; learning languages including C# with a fast-growing Python base and work towards accreditations through the likes of AWS, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure.

You’ll develop a host of core skills to help you succeed in the workplace. From presenting on projects, to report writing, learning how to build your network, learning how to work as part of a professional team and keep up the pace on projects. This is a practical, hands on programme and you’ll be supported by team members to help you take on new challenges. You’ll be inspired to learn every day; whether in the classroom, amongst your peers or working with experienced specialists. We’ll provide plenty of support and a blend of development opportunities to help you achieve your potential, including attending events to build your industry knowledge.

We have two routes available on our Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship:

Manchester

Join us on this 5-year apprenticeship, and you’ll study towards a BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions at Manchester Metropolitan University one day a week, combined with weekly study days with the University.

London

Join us on this 5-year apprenticeship, and you’ll study towards a BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions at Queen Mary University of London two days a week, combined with weekly study days with your University.

For the other days of the week, you’ll bring your academic learning to life and gain practical and relevant work experience on projects at KPMG.

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: Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Programme length: 5 years

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

Entry requirements

Manchester and London

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 (including Maths or Computer Science)

Please note if you are studying a BTEC this must include:

  • BTEC Certificate Distinction and BB at A Levels (including Maths or Computer Science)
  • BTEC Diploma double Distinction (in Computing or Engineering) and B in A-level Maths

Please note we no longer accept the QCF BTEC Extended Diploma however we do accept the new RQF National Extended Diploma (DDD) in Computing or Engineering. Grade B in Maths A-level 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 (Computer Science or Mathematics must be studied at Advanced Higher)

Key skills

You don’t necessarily need to have a background in coding, but you will need a genuine passion and enthusiasm for all things technology and commitment to developing your coding skills. You’ll love the latest technology, and you’re eager to share your enthusiasm with others.

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 Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship either with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) or Queen Mary University (QMU) you will complete the Digital and Solutions Technology professional Level 6 qualification.

The QMU and MMU Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship qualification is delivered through our University providers, you'll attend part time in-centre classroom courses at the University campus. As well as this you will have a wealth of online resources, 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 and apprenticeship. You will continuously apply what you are learning 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 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 Technology or similar field to the professional qualifications provided on the programme, please contact the Student Recruitment team to check your eligibility.

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