School and College Leavers: Information for Parents and Teachers
KPMG’s School and College Leaver Programmes offer a refreshing alternative to the traditional university experience. There’s loads of support available at every step of the application process too – from making that initial decision to knowing what to bring along on the first day.
If you’re a parent or teacher and would like to find out more about our programmes, we’ve created this part of the site to answer any questions you might have.
What are the benefits?
As well as great support, excellent training and real responsibility, our school and college leavers enjoy a wide range of benefits and rewards, including:
- Access to ‘The Academy’, our unique learning community
- Ongoing professional training
- Extensive study support
- Tuition fees paid
- Access to Preferential Banking with preferential rates
- Day off for your birthday
- Daily lunch allowance
- 25 days holiday
- One Firm Profit Share
- Flexible Pension Plan
- 3pm finishes on Fridays during summer months* (terms and conditions apply)
To find out more about our benefits, please click here.
Why do you recruit school and college leavers?
Quite simply, because they’re our future. Plus, research shows there’s a growing pool of talent who are considering starting a career straight after their A-Levels or Scottish Highers rather than going down the traditional university route. We think these people have just as much potential to succeed with us as our graduate trainees.
Our drive to recruit trainees into KPMG is part of our long-term recruitment strategy to attract talented people from all walks of life. We’re really proud to say our trainees come from all kinds of diverse backgrounds – so you can rest assured that anyone you know will fit in just fine here.
In February 2014, KPMG won 'The Best School Leaver Programme Award' at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment awards.
What are the programmes?
We've created our Programmes with school and college leavers in mind.
KPMG360° is our innovative apprenticeship programme, giving school and college leavers the chance to join KPMG and work with some of the best and brightest in the business world. Importantly, it includes a foundation year that’s specifically designed so they can experience all areas of the business before they go on to choose an area of specialisation and gain a professional qualification.
Our Audit School and College Leaver Programme is a five-year programme that offers trainees the chance to obtain a university degree and professional accounting qualification, as well as taking advantage of a variety of opportunities they wouldn’t find anywhere else.
KPMG Discovery is for Year 12 students looking to gain work experience, an insight into KPMG and our departments. This two or five-day (depending on office location) programme will give them useful industry knowledge, career opportunities and the chance to develop the skills they’ll need to apply for a role with us.
Where do we have opportunities?
To find out where opportunities are available, please visit our ‘How to apply’ section and search for vacancies. Please note that, as well as working alongside KPMG professionals in our offices, our school and college leavers can also expect to travel to client offices around the region, which sometimes can involve travelling further afield in the UK or even overseas.
KPMG360˚ is available in our Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Reading and Manchester offices.
Our Audit School and College Leaver Programme is available in all of our 22 offices across the UK, with students also attending Birmingham University. And remember, we’ll pay for all associated tuition and accommodation fees for this part of the programme. After graduation, for their professional qualification, trainees are allocated a college near to their office, though again some travel may be needed from time to time.
KPMG Discovery is available in all of our 22 offices across the UK.
We have clear travel policies in place, and care is taken to ensure all employees’ well-being is considered. The nature of the work provides exciting opportunities to experience different businesses, offices and cities.
Where can I find more information?
If you’re a parent or teacher and would like to find out more about our School and College Leavers Programmes, please get in touch via the ‘Contact us’ section of the site.
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