Our People: Ruzin

Graduate Trainee – Technology Delivery in London

Ruzin graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Economics and Finance, and is now in Technology Delivery in the Cloud Operations team at our Canary Wharf office. 

“I had a couple of offers from other companies after I graduated, but ultimately I chose KPMG because of the people here. I found them really approachable and I felt supported throughout my application process, which was a big factor in my decision.

Coming from a non-tech background hasn’t disadvantaged me at all. It can sometimes be daunting to go into something new, but a lot of other skills, like problem-solving, are relevant in this area. You’re given the best training from day one so you never feel like you’re on the back foot. 

In the Tech Delivery team, I use Python, JavaScript, Google Cloud and React – all of which I’ve learned through training at KPMG. We’re really encouraged to plan our own learning. As long as you have a business case for why the training will be useful, the firm can support you. For example, right now I’m studying for a Google Data Engineering qualification involving machine learning, which I think will be really beneficial to my work in the future.

I use these programming languages and tools from my training every day. When I get into the office, I first make sure my legacy projects are running smoothly, then I work on core projects and building new components into it, always making sure everything is automated.

I recently took ownership of a major project to support KPMG’s work with insurance firms. We developed a solution for the processes in this area which has resulted in substantial efficiency improvements. We’re now looking at how KPMG can offer similar solutions to other clients. Working on this type of project, where you can really see the difference we make for our clients, is both exciting and very rewarding.

There are lots of ways that your successes are celebrated at KPMG, such as Encore Awards where high performers are recognised for going that extra mile. I also think that the support KPMG provides shows a real appreciation – "I have a great performance manager who helps me plan out my career and has the right conversations with me to help me get where I want to be."

To succeed at KPMG, you need to be enthusiastic about the work you do and have a natural instinct to collaborate with others.”

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