Apprenticeship Programmes: KPMG360° Business Services
KPMG360° Business Services under pins the business and is the engine room of KPMG. The Business Services function (KBS) supports our business through a variety of specialist areas, including HR, Resourcing, Sales & Marketing, Facilities, and Finance. It is an innovative, agile and collaborative function that delivers the right blend of services to support our client-facing colleagues in their delivery to our clients.
This two year apprenticeship programme will give you an overview of Business Services and how we support the wider organisation. As a new apprentice, you will be fully supported throughout the programme with guidance from KPMG teams as well as our external training provider.
The programme offers an alternative entry route into our business, and is open to students who have completed their GCSEs or Scottish Highers. As an apprentice you might be based in our Facilities team, Design Department or Business Support Group. What’s certain is that on completion of the programme you’ll have gained hands-on experience, transferable skills, and hold a nationally-recognised qualification.
How is the programme structured?
The programme offers the chance to obtain the Level 3 Advanced NVQ qualification. The learning is delivered through a mix of live online teaching sessions delivered by our external training provider and face-to-face inductions and master classes.
You’ll be supported every step of the way. As well as technical training, we’ll help you to develop key professional skills that will ensure you succeed in the business world. You can expect to receive:
- Paid time to attend off-the-job training that will make up at least 20% of your time (including additional support for English and Maths, or support accessed for learning difficulties and/or disabilities).
- Transferable knowledge and skills (including decision making, record & document production, planning & organising, project management and assessment preparation).
- Knowledge covering the following key topics: Understanding Business, Regulation, Policies and Processes, Personal Development, and Project & Stakeholder Management.
- Level 3 Advanced NVQ qualification in Business Administration.
I’m interested. How do I apply?
Start by reviewing this site in more detail to make sure KPMG and this programme is right for you. Once you’re ready to apply, you’ll need to follow this step-by-step process:
First is the online application, where you tell us about your academic background, experience and interests. You’ll also be asked to answer three short questions.
If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an assessment centre in the office to which you’ve applied which will include an interview and some written exercises.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for bright, enthusiastic and motivated people. At every stage, you’ll gain valuable insights and skills that’ll really help you in the future. KPMG360° Business Services will help you build a fantastic career with us and you’ll gain professional qualifications throughout the programme.
Applications for the KPMG360° Business Services programme will open in March 2018. Please register your details on the Smart Network Talent Community to receive further updates.
At a glance
|When does it start||Early October 2018|
|Length of programme||Two years.|
|Standard entry requirements (UK)||5 GCSEs at A* – C or at 4 – 9. Including English, Maths and ideally ICT (although this is not essential) or equivalent. You must have the right to work in the UK.|
|Standard entry requirements (Scotland)||A minimum of five Scottish Standards at grades 1 – 3, for both Maths and English (or equivalent Intermediate 2/National 5 qualifications). You must have the right to work in the UK.|
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