Hannah did her undergraduate degree in Maths at Durham University before joining the Forensic graduate scheme in the Risk Consulting department of our London Office.
"This job actually didn’t cross my mind until I read about the programme online. It looked really varied, something that wouldn’t be the same thing day-in, day-out. Then KPMG came to Durham University and I met some of their Graduates. You couldn’t fail to notice how they genuinely enjoyed their jobs. They talked about the friendly environment and how they were still learning. When I compared that to other people I knew, it seemed really different in a positive way.
The work I’m doing constantly challenges me but is interesting. I’m currently working on in a team where we look for evidence of money laundering, financial crime, or things that just don’t make sense. It’s like being a financial detective.
“When you’re doing well, they let you know. When you go the extra mile, you’re noticed.”
We have progress goals and really great Performance Managers who give you rapid feedback to help you know where you’re doing really well, and where you can improve. When you’re doing well, they let you know. When you go the extra mile, you’re noticed.
I recently had a moment that made me realise that I’d made the right choice and that KPMG was the place for me. I participated in several internal focus groups that fell in a single week; they were for Women in Forensic Banking, Breathe – the LGBT network – and graduate recruitment too. It made me realise that this is a business going out of its way to create a place where people want to work."
“I spend time studying for my professional qualification and time getting valuable experiences at work too – with plenty of responsibility.”
“I enjoy the exposure to big clients, but it’s KPMG’s culture that really makes it a rewarding place to be.”
“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.”