Technology Audit

Graduate Programme

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The role of technology in audit is increasingly important as the world’s most influential organisations continue to embrace technology at pace.

As businesses of all sizes and scales are seizing the opportunities brought about by AI, robotics, advanced analytics and Blockchain, our Technology Audit team plays a critical role in identifying and mitigating the potential risks and threats posed by advancing technology.

Join us on this programme, working as one team alongside our Financial Audit colleagues, evaluating the IT systems that underpin an organisation’s key financial processes, and ensuring continuous improvement of audit quality. We’ll equip you with the skills you need to assess control risks across IT management processes, financial and operational applications, technology infrastructure or technology projects.

You’ll critically assess the processes and controls that an organisation has in place to secure the data transacted through their IT systems. You’ll gain exposure to a variety of global and local businesses one or more industry sectors, as well as to the breadth of technology used by these organisations. This is all supported by innovative data and analytics technology, and automated solutions such as our global smart audit platform, KPMG Clara.

You don’t need to be a technical guru - our current graduates have degrees in a variety of subjects. If you’re curious, agile, pay attention to detail and have the appetite to learn about technology and the role of technology in audit, you will thrive with us.

On this programme you’ll complete the Certificate in Accounting Finance and Business (CFAB) in your first year. Alongside this, we’ll support you to develop your technology, process, and data audit skills, all of which will empower you to build an exciting and varied long-term career with us in Technology Audit.  We also offer the chance to gain experience in different areas of our Audit practice, through a rotation opportunity.

The work is challenging yet rewarding, and you’ll have the support of your senior leaders, engagement teams and broader Audit community at your side to help you be at your best.

Our firm’s hybrid working model balances the flexibility of working from home with the importance of collaborating and learning in offices or at client sites. We trust our people to be where our clients need them to be, with our client-facing colleagues working together in person as often as needed. You’ll be empowered by the technology that supports us to work flexibly and our collaborative office spaces, building friendships and shared experiences, innovating and learning together.

Join us and be empowered to grow in your own way and make your mark.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Audit

Programme length: 3 years

Qualifications: CFAB

What we look for

At KPMG, everyone brings a unique perspective, and we want to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We want to discover your individual strengths and attributes to help us to know whether you’ll enjoy working here and how you’ll thrive. That’s why we operate an open access policy and an application process that will assess both your qualifications and your qualities.

Generally, you’ll be expected to demonstrate the following grades (*or equivalents), to show that you’re able to successfully study for professional qualifications. If you are a few grades or points short, we would still encourage you to apply, as your application will be reviewed together with your performance in our assessments. You‘ll also have the opportunity to provide additional information for us to assess your application and potential in the context of your socio-economic background and/or any extenuating circumstances, which may have a positive uplift on your academic achievements through contextual recruitment. You can find out more here.

  • GCSE Maths Grade 5 or B*
  • GCSE English Language Grade 5 or B*
  • 120 UCAS points* from your ‘top’ 3 A Level grades, excluding General Studies
  • 2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Key skills

Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.

To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our graduates at KPMG.

Learn more about what we look for and how to apply here.

Training and development

The training and development of our people is critical to the future success of our business. We want to empower you to grow in your own way, to feed your curiosity and embrace a growth mindset in an environment where learning is continuous. Therefore, we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help you build your skills and fulfil your potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience to help you transition to the world of work, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our ‘learn for a lifetime’ strategy designed to help you gain an advantage for life.

In addition, in Technology Audit (IRM), we currently offer the CFAB qualification. The CFAB qualification is part of the ACA Accelerated Programme, which is a front-loaded study path that uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of online and in-centre classroom courses. The ACA Accelerated programme enables you to upskill quickly so you can make your mark. You will complete just the initial level of the ICAEW ACA qualification, CFAB or the Certificate in Accounting Finance and Business, which will give you a good understanding of business, finance & accounting, and is highly valued in organisations around the world. The ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting & Business (ICAEW CFAB) teaches practical skills and essential knowledge in accounting, finance and business.

In the remaining two years of your training contract, you will concentrate on building up a fantastic range of work experience and will have the technical knowledge to apply to your role in the workplace. The entire programme is supported by a wide range of mechanisms that will be applied by your tuition provider (BPP) and KPMG’s dedicated Early Careers Development team. This newly designed programme has been structured with you in mind and truly empowers you to accelerate your learning journey at KPMG.

Additional important information

Please visit our Applying to KPMG page to discover more about our application process.

Visit our International Students page to find out more about visas and requirements.

For anything else, please refer to our FAQ section.

Case study

Audit graduate programme | Glasgow


"I had a lot of things on my mind when I was choosing a graduate job. I wanted to earn a qualification I could use, but I also wanted responsibility, opportunity to grow and travel, in a culture where the people surrounding me would be helpful and supportive.

I went to lots of company recruitment events and I found the KPMG representatives to be very friendly and approachable and they were upbeat about working at KPMG".

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