At times of disruption, we support our clients to adapt to rapidly-changing business landscapes. Side-by-side, we work with them to navigate uncertainty. Because wherever there are challenges, we see possibilities.

By understanding the issues they face and drawing upon our legal expertise along with the wider KPMG capabilities, we’re reimagining law. We’re looking for new opportunities and delivering digitally-driven solutions that will help our clients evolve and thrive in a new world.

At the heart of this change are our people – collaboration is pivotal to everything we do. Our approach allows us to supply rounded legal solutions inspired by a deep industry knowledge and business insights from our wider practice areas of Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory. All supported by a global legal network operating in 81 countries with access to more than 2,800 legal professional colleagues worldwide. It's this multi-disciplinary approach that sets us apart and which, from day one, will give you the opportunity to experience a broad range of legal projects with exposure to the wider KPMG network, here and abroad.

Working with some of the world's biggest companies, you could find yourself on projects ranging from Business Structuring, Regulatory Compliance and Contentious & Disputed Matters; right through to Deals & Finance, Workforce & People and Data, Digital and Technology. Or even, Private and Family Office matters for our high net worth clients. Underpinning all our work is our innovative use of technology. Our legal trainees have access to advanced digital solutions and we actively encourage a strong technology focus.

If you want to be part of shaping the future of law in a career that's full of intellectually stimulating work and variety, you’re in the right place. You'll work alongside, and learn from, some of the brightest minds as you rotate across a number of practice areas and help to solve some of our clients’ most complex legal and business problems. You'll use your natural curiosity, digital mindset and desire to work together to explore new ideas and deliver exceptional results.

The work can be challenging at times, but in return for your commitment, you'll be supported through your professional qualifications so you can develop all the skills you need to fulfil your potential. You'll also be encouraged to make a difference through volunteering days and community initiatives as part of an agile, inclusive environment where everyone is encouraged to be themselves, and empowered to be their best.

Reimagine your own career at KPMG Law.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Tax & Law

Programme length: 27 months

Qualifications: Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE Exam 1 and 2) with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

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 120 UCAS points* under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level
  • Minimum 2:1 degree in Law or a minimum 2:1 degree in a non-law related subject with a minimum ‘pass’ in the GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law)

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, development and regulation 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. All our new legal graduate entrants study for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam 1 and 2 (SQE) with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Throughout the 27 month training contract you will gain a broad experience, rotating across our main business solutions. This will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to specialise in one of these areas upon qualifying as a solicitor. Our graduate programme offers a permanent contract, which progresses upon successful qualification.

Trainees who apply to North office vacancies will be given the additional opportunity to relocate to the London office for a period of 6-12 months to ensure a breadth of experience and to build important networks.

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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