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Deal Advisory graduate programmes
Why Deal Advisory at KPMG?
As a KPMG Deal Advisory graduate, your data enhancement, modelling and forecasting can help our clients overcome some of their biggest challenges, like reaching net-zero emissions through devising more sustainable ways of travel.
We help our clients to buy, sell, fund, fix and partner with confidence, taking them from an initial idea right through to delivery. It's all about blending our deep sector expertise with our execution skills and working with teams from the wider firm to help each client make the right decisions. It’s about aligning the work we do to where our clients need us most. Across everything we do, we want to deliver the kind of quality work that builds trust and achieves positive outcomes. One of the ways we're doing this is by giving you access to advanced technologies, which deliver deeper insights to our clients through data enhancement, pricing and modelling, benchmarking and reporting.
We need to be agile and innovative in the way we interact with our colleagues and clients in the current environment and we embrace technology and new ways of working to continue to provide our clients with the advice and support they need.
We offer a choice of routes into Deal Advisory specialising in different parts of our business. If you undertake our Deal Advisory Empowered or Intensive programmes you can expect to work in either Corporate Finance (Valuations and Infrastructure Advisory Group) or Transaction Services (Financial Advisory and Integration & Separation). If you want to specialise in Mergers & Acquisitions, then you should apply to our M&A Intensive programme. For those with a keen interest in technology and data analytics we also offer the Deal Advisory Data Analytics and Technology graduate programme which supports all areas of Deal Advisory. If you opt for the Strategy & Value Creation programme you can expect to gain experience in Business Strategy, Operating Strategy and Deal Strategy areas.
As a graduate, you can expect real variety in Deal Advisory and because we're involved in the whole deal cycle, it isn't just about simply handling transactions. You'll be undertaking client-facing work, providing advice and adding value at every stage – including on some very high-profile deals. It could be that you're advising a company on a merger, or how to see a new acquisition through successfully.
It's a fast-paced environment and you’ll come across plenty of new challenges. But you'll also have the support that comes from being part of a collaborative environment where fresh perspectives are valued, and questions are welcomed. Put simply, we'll make sure you have the responsibility you need to grow quickly along with the training you need to feel confident from the start. We'll also support you to achieve a professional qualification and you can choose the learning style that best suits you – you could frontload your exams or spread them out across the programme. Either way, you'll be an important part of the team from the start, with real scope to play your own part in shaping our future.
We’re reimagining how we work at KPMG. Our firm is creating a tech-driven business to empower and equip our people to be outstanding in delivery – through inspiring workspaces, innovative ways to collaborate and hybrid ways of working. In your role, you’ll work flexibly across your location region – at KPMG offices, engagement sites and from home.
Liz Claydon, Head of Deal Advisory
Introducing you to Liz, who outlines why now is an exciting and relevant time to start your career with Deal Advisory at KPMG. She goes on to explain why our colleagues and culture make our business such a fabulous place to work.
Choose your training path towards professional qualification
In Deal Advisory, some programmes offer either the ACA or CA depending on office location. For those joining an office in Scotland we offer the ICAS (CA). For other offices we offer different ACA routes that you will be able to select upon applying. These are the ACA Intensive Programme or our ACA Empowered Programme.
Qualification: ACA Length: 3 years
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Study full-time near a KPMG training hub in either London, Birmingham or Manchester
10 month study focus to pass 14 of 15 exams
Work at your KPMG base office
Years 2-3 focus is on work experience which includes some travel for work and completion of exam 15 of 15
Qualification: ACA or CA (Scotland) Length: 3 years
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Work & study near your KPMG office
Blended work experience and study (classroom and online learning) local to your home office location. Some travel will be required for work. Exams spread out over 3 year period
Explore Deal Advisory graduate programmes
Meet our Deal Advisory trainees
“I spend time studying for my professional qualification and time getting valuable experiences at work too – with plenty of responsibility.”
“I’ve found that everyone is so friendly and supportive here. As a graduate, you always feel like you can ask questions and you can get help whenever you need it.”
“Not knowing exactly what I’ll be doing every day means I come in every day feeling really motivated.”