Deal Advisory Data Analytics and Technology

Graduate Programme

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In Deal Advisory 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.

As a graduate, you can expect real variety here in Deal Advisory. On this programme, you’ll join either our Deal Analytics or Technology in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) team, undertaking client-facing work, providing advice and adding value at every stage of the deal cycle – including on some very high profile deals.

Deal Analytics is a fast-growing team within Deal Advisory that adds value for clients across a wide variety of industries, using data-enabled solutions. Our team uses big data tools and our own analytics platform to transform large volumes of financial data into a user-friendly format, in order to provide insights into what really boosts performance. We provide insights on customers, products, and other areas including, but not restricted to, sustainability, revenue, pricing, profitability drivers, concentration risk, ‘winners & losers’ and wallet share.

The Technology in M&A team at KPMG has ambitious growth plans and you will be part of a growing and dynamic team. We work globally with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal technology challenges in M&A transactions while also developing technology-enabled in-house tools to best support our clients. Working alongside our colleagues within Deal Advisory, we provide an integrated and value-adding service to our clients to support them to make their transactions successful.

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.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Deal Advisory

Programme length: 3 years

Qualifications: ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB)

Entry requirements

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

  • Minimum grade 6 GCSE* Maths
  • Minimum grade 6 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 that 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 people is critical to the future success of our business.  We want all of our trainees to embrace a growth mindset of learning every day, which is why we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help trainees build their skills and  fulfil their potential.  This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our life-long learning strategy and part of our overall student package.

In addition, in Deal Advisory Data Analytics and Technology, we currently offer the CFAB qualification including those that will join in our Scottish offices.

The CFAB programme is part of the Empowered ACA Programme where you complete just the initial level of the ICAEW ACA qualification.  CFAB or the Certificate in Accounting Finance and Business, gives individuals 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, the fundamental knowledge blocks of a business.  It is delivered in line with the Empowered product meaning it is also a blended delivery model. Where the onus is on you to take ownership of your studies and help shape your learning. The programme uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of Online Classroom Live and Recorded courses plus in-centre classroom courses. This blended approach enables you to study and learn the content at a pace suited to your learning style, but ensures all are at the right technical level prior to stepping into revision elements so you can focus on your exam technique before the exam.  You will also have access to wrap around support which consists of online portal content and live and recorded additional study sessions, which means there is a form of support for your every need.

Additional important information

In your role, you’ll work flexibly across your location region – at KPMG offices, engagement sites and from home.

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