Join us in our purpose to improve the working lives and careers of our clients and our people. Our vision is to bring a fresh approach, delivering better business outcomes and transforming legal services for good. We are investing, disrupting, and creating the UK’s leading integrated legal services business. At the heart of this change are our people and their unique experiences and perspectives. 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 3,000 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.
You could find yourself on projects ranging from Deals, UK and International Business Reorganisations, Financial Services, Disputes, Workforce compliance and transformation, and Commercial Technology and Data. Or even, Family Office and Private Client matters for our high-net-worth clients. Our legal trainees have access to advanced digital solutions, and we actively encourage a strong technology focus, where you’ll get the chance to work alongside dedicated legal technologists, solution architects, developers, and legal project managers.
The work can be challenging at times, and you'll be supported by leadership and the broader team to explore new ideas and deliver exceptional results. On this programme you’ll study toward the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and through your professional qualification and the opportunity to work in a number of practice areas you’ll develop all the skills you need to solve some of our clients’ most complex legal and business problems. 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.
Our firm’s hybrid working model balances the flexibility of working from home with the importance of collaborating and learning in offices or at client sites. We trust our people to be where our clients need them to be, with our client-facing colleagues working together in person as often as needed. You’ll be empowered by the technology that supports us to work flexibly and our collaborative offices spaces, building friendships and shared experiences, innovating and learning together.
If you want to be part of shaping the future of law in a career that's full of intellectually stimulating and varied work, then join our KPMG Law community.
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Capability: Tax & Law
Programme length: 27 months
Qualifications: Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE)
At KPMG, everyone brings a unique perspective, and we want to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We want to discover your individual strengths and attributes to help us to know whether you’ll enjoy working here and how you’ll thrive. That’s why we operate an open access policy and an application process that will assess both your qualifications and your qualities.
Generally, you’ll be expected to demonstrate the following grades (*or equivalents), to show that you’re able to successfully study for professional qualifications. If you are a few grades or points short, we would still encourage you to apply, as your application will be reviewed together with your performance in our assessments. You‘ll also have the opportunity to provide additional information for us to assess your application and potential in the context of your socio-economic background and/or any extenuating circumstances, which may have a positive uplift on your academic achievements through contextual recruitment. You can find out more here.
- GCSE Maths Grade 5 or B*
- GCSE English Language Grade 5 or B*
- 120 UCAS points* from your ‘top’ 3 A Level grades, excluding General Studies
- 2:1 undergraduate degree in UK Law, or a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a non-law related subject with a minimum ‘pass’ in the GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law).
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 to empower you to grow in your own way, to feed your curiosity and embrace a growth mindset in an environment where learning is continuous. Therefore, we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help you build your skills and fulfil your potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience to help you transition to the world of work, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our ‘learn for a lifetime’ strategy designed to help you gain an advantage for life.
In addition, KPMG Law graduates will be supported through the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) route as recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The SQE Programme uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of Online Classroom Live and recorded courses in addition to in-centre classroom courses. It also has wrap-around support which consists of dedicated professional coaches, online portal content and live and recorded additional study sessions which means there is a form of support for your every need.
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. The structure of the programme spreads your examinations over the lifetime of the training contract so that you are able to build up your technical knowledge, and can gradually apply what you are learning in training to your workplace experience.
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