Apprenticeship Programmes: Audit Apprenticeship Programme

Our Apprenticeship programmes offer a practical way to build an exciting career, earn a salary, gain valuable work experience and be supported to achieve a professional qualification – providing the opportunity to not only build skills and confidence, but an exceptional future too.

About the programme

The largest of our UK practices, Audit is all about examining organisations, and ensuring their published annual accounts are a 'true and fair' reflection of their financial performance.

As a member of our Audit team, you’ll focus on delivering high-quality results for our stakeholders. You’ll use new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and predictive analytical tools, to provide insights and help businesses to succeed. You’ll have the chance to gain a deep understanding of a variety of businesses across different sectors - from the biggest multinationals through to innovative start-ups.

As an apprentice, you'll gain a breadth of expertise and experience in Audit. You’ll be equipped with valuable technical skills, broad commercial understanding and in-depth knowledge of different industry sectors. Apprentices joining the Audit Programme will have the opportunity to work in a specific business area whilst studying towards a valuable professional qualification. 

How is the programme structured? 

Start by having a look around our site to make sure the programme is right for you. Once you’re ready to apply, you’ll follow a simple step-by-step process.

Years One and Two: 

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 AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping and the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting. 

Years Three, Four and Five:

You’ll continue your professional development through a range of learning opportunities, and build your technical skills through Audit engagements. You’ll progress in terms of your studies, and work towards your Level 7 ACA or CA qualification and apprenticeship.

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 audit.

I’m interested. How do I apply?

Start by having a look around our site to make sure KPMG360˚ is right for you. Once you’re ready to apply, you’ll follow a simple step-by-step process.

Stage 1: Online Application Form
This is your chance to tell us about your academic background, experiences and interests. You’ll also be asked to answer a number of short questions.

Stage 2: Digital Submission
If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to a complete a digital submission. This short submission is an opportunity for you to demonstrate both your communication skills and your motivation towards a career at KPMG.

In your digital submission, we will be assessing three of the KPMG global behavioural capabilities, ‘Makes an Impact’, ‘Career Motivation’ and ‘Demonstrates Innovation and Curiosity.’

You will have three days to submit, so please make sure you have time to complete this.

Stage 3: Assessment Centre
If you’re successful at the digital submission stage, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre in the office to which you’ve applied. This will include an additional interview and some written exercises. We’ll give you more details about this part of the process once you’ve reached this stage.

Who's it for? 

Ambitious and free thinking young people who are interested in a career in business. At every step of the way, whichever route you take, you’ll gain valuable insights and skills that’ll really help you in the future. 

At a glance

Aberdeen,Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading, Southampton, Watford
Length of programme 5 years
What you'll get out of it The perfect chance to discover if KPMG is the place for you. Through work shadowing and business games, you’ll get a ‘first taste’ of what it’s like to work in the professional services industry. You’ll also develop key business skills through taking part in our interactive skills sessions.
Standard entry requirements (UK) 5 GCSEs Grades A*-C or 4 - 9 (including Maths and English Language) and a minimum of 104 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff point system (e.g BCC at A Level or equivalent qualifications, not including General studies.
Standard entry requirements (Scotland) A minimum of five National 5 qualifications at grades 1-3 which must include Maths and English (or equivalent). Equivalent of 104 new UCAS tariff points at Higher/Advanced Higher level.
Deadline for applications Recruitment is on a rolling basis. Apply early to avoid disappointment.

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