"I wanted to start working straight after school, as well as gain a professional qualification. I’d applied to a few other apprenticeships, but this was my first choice by a long way because KPMG is such an important player in the professional services sector.
Essentially, I provide business support to the firm. This can involve anything from streamlining our internal processes to supporting our client-facing colleagues. I’ve developed skills like time-management, proactivity, multitasking and organisational skills.
“Don’t be worried about your transition from school to work – you’re given all the tools you need to thrive.”
I’ve completed a number of exams and my coursework has focused on a business plan to tackle a real-life challenge KPMG is currently facing, which I’ve found really interesting. After this, I’ll be presenting my plan to a panel, which will be a great learning experience.
The support I receive from my colleagues really helps me to reach my full potential – they always make time to answer my questions and give me opportunities to develop my skills and experience.
All apprentices have an induction where you get to meet everyone, learn the systems and values, and start to build a network of contacts. Don’t be worried about your transition from school to work – you’re given all the tools you need to thrive.
Once my apprenticeship comes to an end, there are loads of things I want to get involved in at KPMG. And because it’s such a big and supportive firm, there’s a very good chance I’ll be able to follow the path I want."
“Working at a firm with such a big reputation opens so many opportunities. The experience I’m gaining is invaluable.”
“The environment here is all about encouraging new ideas.”
“There are systems to ensure you’re supported. You have regular catch-ups with managers and they take a real interest in your development.”