After running a significant Learning & Development business at a large corporate and commercial bank, Terry joined KPMG as a Contractor five years ago. This was around the time KPMG was awarded the largest public sector training contract in the UK. He still dedicates much of his time to this work, as well as working as a Contractor on other Learning & Development projects for KPMG.
“One of the things that impressed me about KPMG at the outset was the Contractor recruitment and onboarding process. It was very thorough and of a high quality. The support structures are excellent too – for example, there’s a dedicated support centre that provides easy access to bookings and training materials. We also have a named individual for query resolution and general business updates.
The work I do here is very worthwhile. I make a difference to individuals who, in turn, make a difference to other people and society as a whole in their roles across the many and diverse departments of central government. The training I provide is very wide-ranging, spanning everything from leadership and management through to customer service and graduate onboarding. I wouldn’t necessarily have had that variety outside of KPMG.
"I'm employed here for my expertise. KPMG then enables me to use it to the full by providing support, opportunities and materials. Essentially, they do what they’re good at, which paves the way for people like me to focus on doing what we’re good at. It’s very much a partnership."
Right now, I’m delivering training modules to a number of cohorts over various periods of up to 12 months. The longevity means I get to know them, and they get to know me. I also deliver many ‘one-off’ sessions. Contractors here are very much part of the team and not seen as just a resource.
I like to have a good work-life balance. And the work I get from KPMG, coupled with my private practice, enables me to have that. But the most important thing for me is the fact that KPMG gives me access to work in the public sector that involves a diverse range of delegates from all backgrounds and levels of seniority. I love that challenge, and I simply wouldn’t have it if it weren’t for KPMG.”