Apprenticeship Programmes: KPMG Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

The KPMG Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship is a five-year apprenticeship programme that combines academic study with practical work experience. The apprenticeship offers you a valuable opportunity to gain professional work experience, study towards a degree and earn a salary – all at the same time. Based in London, you will join either our Financial Services Technology Delivery Centre, or our Solutions and Digital team, while you study for a BSc degree in Digital and Technology Solutions with Queen Mary University of London.

How is the programme structured?

You will be studying towards a BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions degree over a five-year period, combining campus-based (2 days per week) and work-based learning. Degree Apprentices study alongside fulltime students, and receive some additional support tailored to their specific needs e.g. through measures such as Skype sessions with Teaching Assistants, “online office hours” for key staff, and employability-linked support to help the Degree Apprentices understand the links between their study and employment and implications for their personal and professional development.

For campus-based modules, strategies include lectures, lab and tutorial sessions, practical and library-based research, presentations and group work. For work-based modules, learning materials comparable to those for the equivalent campus-based module are provided, along with appropriate additional study guidance.

I’m interested. How do I apply?

Start by having a look around our site to make sure the Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship 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. In advance of attending the Assessment Centre, you will be asked to complete an online assessment.

Who is it for?

We’re looking for curious, enthusiastic people with a passion for technology. Perhaps you’ve delivered a digital or technology focused project at school or college, such as creating or running a website, an app or a game? Or you might have started writing basic code or are able to demonstrate an interest in new technologies and actively read up on these?

You don’t necessarily have to have come from a technology background however we are looking for evidence that you are passionate and committed to this career path and area which is constantly evolving.

At a glance

When does it start Autumn 2019
Length of programme Five years

Location London
Standard entry requirements (UK) - 5 GCSEs Grades A*-C or 4 – 9 GCSE including Maths and English Language. Please note that you will need a minimum grade B* or 6 in Maths. - Minimum of 104 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff point system (e.g BCC at A Level or equivalent qualifications*). Please note the following subject requirements: A level: At least two subjects from: Maths, Further maths, Computer science / Computing, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Electronics, Physics, Psychology, English Literature, French, German, (Ancient) Greek, History, Latin, Philosophy, Politics, Religious studies, Spanish No more than one subject from: ICT, Business studies, Design technology, Sociology, Art, Drama, Music BTEC: Information Technology or Computing * Or international equivalent
Standard entry requirements (Scotland) - A minimum of 5 Standard Grades at grades 1-3 which must include Maths and English (or equivalent Intermediate/National 5 qualification). Please note that you will need a minimum grade 2 in Maths. -Equivalent of 104 new UCAS tariff points at Higher/Advanced Higher level. Please note the following subject requirements: Higher/Advanced level: At least two subjects from: Maths, Further maths, Computer science / Computing, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Electronics, Physics, Psychology, English Literature, French, German, (Ancient) Greek, History, Latin, Philosophy, Politics, Religious studies, Spanish No more than one subject from: ICT, Business studies, Design technology, Sociology, Art, Drama, Music BTEC: Information Technology or Computing

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