Apprenticeship Programmes: KPMG360°

KPMG360° is a rotational apprenticeship programme for school and college leavers. It gives ambitious, free thinking young people the chance to work with some of the very best and brightest people in the business world. By ‘rotational’, we simply mean you get to move around different areas of the organisation, gaining invaluable insights, work experience and professional qualifications along the way.

The programme is flexible and runs for either three or six years, depending on your chosen career path. Join us, and whichever route you choose, you’ll be setting off on a journey that’s as exciting as
it is challenging. 

How is the programme structured?

KPMG360˚ consists of three levels: Foundation, Technician and Professional:

Foundation Level

In the first 12 months you’ll learn what our different business areas do, how they do it and why. You will gain a diverse experience, in different business areas tailored to the office you apply to.  From the different rotations, you’ll learn something new almost every day, while developing your commercial awareness, communication, team-working and technical skills whilst studying towards
a qualification (AAT Level 3).

If you are looking to specialise in Technology, there is an application process for KPMG360° Digital towards the end of the Foundation year.  Upon succesful completion of the foundation level, apprentices would have the option to apply to transfer to KPMG360° Digital.

Those successful in their application for KPMG360° Digital, would transfer at the end of the Foundation Level, subject to completion of AAT Level 3.

Technician Level

In your second and third years you’ll spend more time rotating between our different business areas to develop a deeper understanding of our business. As you learn, you’ll also study for a Technician Level qualification (AAT Level 4). So you’ll be well on your way to becoming a qualified professional.

If you decide to step off KPMG360˚ at this point, you will be able to apply to a role relevant to your skills and experience. All careers as a KPMG employee include continuing professional development and training, great benefits, and the opportunity to apply yourself to real-world business situations.

Professional Level

Beyond successful completion of AAT Level 4 and demonstrating success in the business and exams, you’ll spend the next three years specialising in Audit, Tax or Advisory. Along with on-the-job training, you’ll study for a professional qualification, e.g. ACA/ICAS, CA, CTA, or CIMA. 

Please note that the availability of business placements varies from office to office, depending on the roles available in each location. 

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. KPMG360° will help you build a fantastic career with us and gain professional qualifications throughout the programme. 

At a glance

When does it start October 2018
Length of programme Three or six-years depending on the career path you choose.
Locations Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading and Southampton.
Standard entry requirements (UK) A minimum of five A* - C or 4-9 (Including English Language and Maths) GCSEs and a minimum of 104 UCAS points under the new UCAS tariff points systems (e.g. BCC at A-Level or equivalent qualifications, not including General Studies).
Standard entry requirements (Scotland) A minimum of five Standard Grades at grades 1 – 3 which must include Maths and English (or equivalent Intermediate/National 5 qualification). Equivalent of 104 new UCAS tariff points at Higher/Advanced Higher level.

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