Operational Transformation

Graduate Programme

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Our Graduate Programme is designed to give you the experience and core consulting skills you need to get your career off to a flying start. Starting as you mean to go on, you’ll build your commercial understanding and business acumen, to deliver real value to our clients straight away. 

Management Consulting is a priority area for our Advisory business – and invaluable to our clients’ businesses too, as we help them to address some of their hottest topics. We focus on helping clients add lasting value and enhance their performance by delivering sustainable improvements to their business. Our Operational Transformation Graduate Programme, within Management Consulting, focuses on working with clients to transform their operations and create resilient supply chains. Through our core propositions across supply chain and procurement we work to provide clients with fact-based insights, utilising leading technology solutions to enhance the supply chain and procurement functions. Typical client challenges include the need to invest in the latest technology; a desire to reduce the ethical impacts of their supply chain and wanting to realise greater value.

As part of the Operational Transformation team you will work with a range of clients including some of the most well-known and largest organisations in the world, spanning all sectors and industries. A key part of this role will be reacting to current industry issues and challenges; working with clients to understand the external pressures on their operations and implementing and executing an operational strategy to enhance and grow the business.

Like our clients, we're having to adapt. This means new working patterns, physical adjustments in our offices and new ways of interacting with our colleagues as well as the organisations we work with - we are harnessing technology to help underpin this change.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Consulting

Programme length: 3 years

Qualifications: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Entry requirements

As a general rule, you’ll be expected to meet the following requirements (*or equivalents)

  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* Maths
  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* English Language
  • Minimum of 128 UCAS points* under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level
  • Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline

Please note, we only consider a candidate's 'top' 3 A-Level grades and do not accept General Studies.

At KPMG, we look at more than just your academic results. We will review your application, together with your performance in our assessments, to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We will be considering your strengths and achievements alongside a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.

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

On the Operational Transformation graduate programme you will study towards the CIMA Foundation Certificate qualification. You will then have the opportunity to progress your studies in areas from Data Analytics to Business Analysis depending on your interest and projects you are working on. Throughout your studies, you’ll be given support and guidance from our Professional Qualification & Accreditation (PQA) team, who are dedicated to giving you the best chance of passing your exams first time.

KPMG's programmes are underpinned by an online portal so you can access technical content and learning activities, share information and contact your tutors for all the support you need at the click of a button.

By joining KPMG, you'll be joining a long list of graduates who've already excelled in their professional exams. The fact that KPMG trainees consistently outperform Institute pass marks is a real testament to our people and the quality of our training.

The impact of COVID-19 on professional qualifications:

The vast majority of KPMG's staff undertaking a professional qualification were able to continue with their studies and examinations following the COVID-19 pandemic, including those studying the CIMA certificate. We expect studies to be back to our usual mix of classroom and remote learning detailed above for our 2021 intake, and exams to be scheduled normally.

Additional important information

Whilst you will apply to a specific office location, you will likely be required to work flexibly across the region, at KPMG offices, client sites and with varying levels of home working.

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