Transport & Public Sector Financial Consulting

Graduate Programme

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Transport & Public Sector Financial Consulting is a market leader in financial reporting and business planning advice to two high-profile sectors of critical importance to the UK: the land transport sector; and the public sector.

Our Transport Advisory services focus on providing commercial and financial advice to both public and private sector clients in the land transport industry. Our main clients are private sector rail and bus operators, infrastructure providers and public sector land transport authorities. We help clients grow, improve the financial performance of their operations, and bid for multi-billion pound government contracts – providing robust financial analysis to support them in making key strategic decisions.

Our Public Sector Advisory work focusses on delivering a range of accounting, financial reporting and financial management services across the public sector, with particular specialisms in defence and healthcare. Using our wealth of experience, we work together with our clients to understand their financial challenges, provide advice and implement recommendations.

As a graduate joining our Intensive Programme, you can expect to gain experience working in both of these areas.

COVID-19 is having an impact on every part of our lives and like the companies we work with, 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 and working together to ensure that we can continue to deliver for our clients.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Consulting

Programme length: 3 years

Qualifications: ACA

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

The training and development of our professionals is critical to the future success of our business, which is why our people are trained to become experts in their field and supported to study for a professional qualification. In Transport & Public Sector Financial Consulting we currently study for the ACA through an Intensive Programme.

The Intensive Programme is KPMG’s front-loaded classroom based ACA product, which focuses on upskilling trainees more quickly. Meaning that for the first 12 months of your training contract you will solely focus on passing 14 out of 15 ACA exams and come into the business on two structured 6-8 week work experience placements.

You will also gain the Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance which will be an additional qualification but is the way in which KPMG can help you achieve 14 of your ACA exams in your first year. It is supported by a wide range of mechanisms that will be applied by your tuition provider or KPMG when you require them, but due to the intense pace of the programme you will need to be really dedicated in your approach to learning.

This product allows you to purely focus on your professional qualification in your first year, and then in the remaining 2 years of your training contract you can concentrate on building up a fantastic range of work experience as you will only have one exam left to complete, but will have the technical knowledge to apply within the work place.

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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic the vast majority of our staff have been able to continue with their studies and we expect a return to normal for our 2021 intake.

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.

Candidates applying for a role in Birmingham, due to the sensitive nature of the projects, must be able and willing to undertake national security vetting.

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