Apprenticeship Programmes: KPMG360° Digital

At KPMG, we’re far more than accountants. As technical specialists, we’re as good with leading-edge technology as we are with stats, facts and figures. Technology is a real focus for our business – as it is for our clients. That’s why we’ve created a brand new degree-level apprenticeship programme designed to nurture our next generation of talent. You’ll gain the digital capabilities to meet future business needs and reach your full career potential.

KPMG360° Digital lasts four years and combines academic study with practical work experience. Based in London, Leeds or Manchester, you’ll undertake a number of rotations with technology teams across the firm. At the same time, you’ll also study for a BSc degree in Digital and Technology Solutions with our training provider, BPP University. We’ll fund your tuition fees and you’ll enjoy flexible study options (including live online lectures) as well as formal study sessions.

You’ll gain a broad view of the business through your degree learning and rotations across teams, including Technology Enablement, Cyber Security, Forensic Technology, and Technology Solutions. By the end you’ll have a clear idea about where you want to specialise. Possible career paths include everything from consultancy and network engineering to cyber security and data analytics. 

How is the programme structured?

First and second years

Along with other KPMG360° apprentices, you’ll undertake an induction programme and will have regular training sessions to develop your professional skills (e.g. presentation skills, resilience, project management and team working). You will then rotate between different areas of our technology function and experience live projects. You will also begin your BSc degree in Digital and Technology Solutions.

Third and fourth years

During this phase, you’ll start to specialise both within the business and your studies. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from a range of specialisms, such as IT Consultant, Business Analyst, Network Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, Software Engineer or Data Analyst. This will form the basis for your future career at KPMG.

Support and Training

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 support you in being successful in the business world.

During university term time, we’ll give you one day per week out of the office for study leave. The course is delivered online so you can choose to study anywhere, and some of the sessions are delivered in the evening. You’ll get a huge amount of support and resources from tutors, at lectures and with online lecture support.

Throughout the course you’ll have quarterly reviews with your training provider and performance manager to ensure the objectives of your apprenticeship are being met.

I’m interested. How do I apply?

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

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

Technology is a challenging area that’s constantly evolving, so we’ll be looking for some evidence that you’re passionate and committed to this career path.

At a glance

When does it start October 2018
Length of programme Four years.
Location Leeds, London, Manchester.
Standard entry requirements (UK) 5 GCSEs at A* – C or at 4 – 9 GCSE (including English Language and Maths) 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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