Apprenticeship Programmes: KPMG Discovery

Our KPMG Discovery Programmes have been designed specifically with students like you in mind – bright, ambitious and enthusiastic. As well as giving you the chance to gain invaluable work experience in the professional services industry, it’ll give you an excellent insight into one of the world’s leading business advisory firms, the work we do, the industries we work in and the big issues facing our clients.

At KPMG, your future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to provide you with experiences that stay with you for a lifetime. 

We’re proud of our culture here. It’s one that recognises hard work, encourages new ways of thinking and embraces inclusion and diversity. We have an innovative spirit that inspires what we do and how we do it. Over the course of the programme, we hope you’ll share in that spirit and become a key part of our business.

To learn more about our Discovery Programmes, explore our opportunities below.

KPMG Discovery Day

The KPMG Discovery Insight Day is designed for students in Year 12/S5 and above who are keen to learn more about apprenticeships at KPMG. It’ll give you an excellent insight into one of the world’s leading professional services firms, the work we do, the industries we work in and the big issues facing our clients. It’ll give you a real flavour of the professional services industry and allow you to find out for yourself which business areas you may want to specialise in when you start your career.

We will also give you the opportunity to attend a follow up ‘Experience day’ or ‘Get Ahead’ session where you can receive hints and tips and further information on how to apply to our award-winning Apprenticeship programmes. More information on these days will be communicated during the KPMG Discovery Insight Day.

Who is it for? 

Our Discovery programme is for students in Year 12/ S5 or above who have a strong desire to learn and are interested in a career at a firm such as KPMG. We’re looking for people who want to take the early steps towards their future career, as well as discovering more about themselves.

Where and when does the programme run?

KPMG Discovery Day runs throughout our KPMG offices listed below.

Please note when applying the expectation is that you are available to attend the day of the programme in your chosen location, if your application is successful.

At a glance

Locations
29th May 2018 Milton Keynes
30th May 2018 Gatwick,Manchester, Nottingham
31st May 2018 Birmingham, Reading
4th June 2018 Cambridge 
5th June 2018 London
6th June 2018 Southampton
7th June 2018 Aberdeen
8th June 2018 London
11th June 2018 Bristol, Leeds
12th June 2018 Glasgow
9th July 2018 Newcastle

 

Length of programme 1 day
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 equivalent (including Maths, English and ideally ICT; although this isn’t essential)*.
Deadline for applications Recruitment is on a rolling basis. Apply early to avoid disappointment.
Remuneration Unpaid

*Please note if you are interested in submitting a future application to our KPMG360 or KPMG360 Digital Apprenticeship Programme, you will need to meet minimum academic criteria for these programmes. The minimum academic requirements listed above are for our KPMG360 - Business Services Apprenticeship Programme. For further information please visit https://www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/apprenticeships.

KPMG Discovery Week

Our KPMG Discovery Week gives you the chance to gain invaluable work experience in the professional services industry, it’ll give you an excellent insight into one of the world’s leading business advisory firms, the work we do, the industries we work in and the big issues facing our clients.

Whichever office you choose to join, the KPMG Discovery Week will allow you to develop the skills you need to build a successful career. During the programme you will undertake a series of interactive business challenges, skills workshops and research tasks designed to develop some of the key skills needed to thrive at KPMG.  You will also have the opportunity to meet and hear presentations from KPMG employees across the business, work shadow and see the type of work our employees undertake on a day-to-day basis. 

Who is it for? 

Our Discovery programme is for students in Year 12/ S5 or Year 13 / S6 who have a strong desire to learn and are interested in a career at a firm such as KPMG. We’re looking for people who want to take the early steps towards their future career, as well as discovering more about themselves.

Investing in the future

Students on the Discovery Week will be eligible to fast track through the application process for KPMG360°, KPMG360° Digital or KPMG Business Services Apprenticeship Programme (subject to meeting the required academic requirements.)

“Going in to the Discovery programme, having known for years that accountancy is what I want to pursue after my studies, it was great to come out of the program with an even stronger mind-set that a career in professional services was indeed the path for me. This is down to a really positive first experience with KPMG and I wish to continue this journey with the firm after completing my studies at sixth form.

This is why I will indefinitely be applying for the KPMG 360° program starting in September 2018 at the earliest opportunity possible. Having identified that this is the career for me, I feel that taking the next step with KPMG is the best route to fulfil my potential and achieve my desired profession.”

Nicholas, KPMG Discovery 2017, Cardiff

Access Accountancy

Please note you will need to meet Access Accountancy criteria in order to make an application to the KPMG Discovery week.

This initiative makes it easier for young people from low income families to access the accountancy profession. With that in mind, we will only be accepting applications from people who meet the following Access Accountancy criteria. You will need to:

-Attend state school or college AND
-Be eligible (or have been eligible) for free school meals (or attend a school with ‘above regional average’ free school meals.) OR
-Your immediate family did not attend University

If you do not meet the Access Accountancy criteria we would encourage you to apply to a Discovery Insight Day here.

Where and when does the programme run?

KPMG Discovery Week runs throughout the summer in our Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and London KPMG offices.

Please note when applying the expectation is that you are available to attend the duration of the programme in your chosen location, if your application is successful.

At a glance

Locations
23rd July – 27th July 2018 Manchester
30th July – 3rd August 2018 Birmingham
30th July – 3rd August 2018 London
13th August – 17th August 2018 Bristol

 

Length of programme 5days
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 equivalent (including Maths, English and ideally ICT; although this isn’t essential)*.
Deadline for applications Recruitment is on a rolling basis. Apply early to avoid disappointment.
Remuneration Unpaid, however reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and you will receive a lunch allowance.

*Please note if you are interested in submitting a future application to our KPMG360 or KPMG360 Digital Apprenticeship Programme, you will need to meet minimum academic criteria for these programmes. The minimum academic requirements listed above are for our KPMG360 - Business Services Apprenticeship Programme. For further information please visit https://www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/apprenticeships


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