School and College Leaver Programmes: KPMG360° Business Services

The Business Support Academy (BSA) offers a hands-on, blended-learning approach and experience to work and study.

It is a 15 month apprenticeship programme across Central Services. As a new apprentice you will be fully supported throughout the programme with guidance from the BSA programme team, our KPMG Professional Qualification Team and the external training provider BPP. After completing your training, you’ll be ready to join us as a permanent member of the team.

The BSA offers an alternative entry route into our business, and is open to students who have completed their GCSEs or Scottish Highers. You could join us as a Team Secretary, Graphics Operator or a Facilities Workplace Apprentice. No matter which route you choose, you’ll gain hands on experience, transferable skills, and a nationally-recognised qualification on completion of the programme. In addition to having the chance to work with some of our biggest clients, you can rest assured that you’ll receive all the training and support you need to succeed.

"We believe the Business Support Academy provides a unique opportunity for young people to fulfil their potential and succeed in a professional environment that they may not have thought they had an opportunity to join through conventional means. The issue of supporting youth employment remains fundamental in society, therefore we have continued to work closely with BPP to continue to grow and develop our scheme to ensure it is an opportunity for a wide and diverse group of young talent."

Tricia Madden - Head of Business Support

How is the programme structured?

The programme offers you the chance to obtain the Level 3 Advanced NVQ qualification in Business Administration. The Apprenticeship learning is delivered through a mix of live online teaching sessions delivered by our external training provider and face-to-face inductions and masterclasees.

Youre Level 3 Apprenticeships can provide you with:

  • Paid time to attend off-the-job training (including additional support for English and Maths, or support accessed for learning difficulties and/or disabilities).
  • At least 20% of your time to be dedicated to off-the-job learning.
  • Transferable knowledge and skills; including decision making, record & document production, planning & organising, project management and assessment preparation
  • Knowledge modules covering the following key topics: Understanding Business, Regulation, Policies and Processes, Personal Development, and Project and Stakeholder Management.

I’m interested. How do I apply?

Start by reviewing this site in more detail to make sure KPMG and this programme is right for you. Once you’re ready to apply, you’ll need to follow this step by step process:

First up is the online application, where you tell us about your academic background, experiences and interests. You’ll also be asked to answer three short questions.
If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an assessment centre in the office to which you’ve applied, which will include an interview and some written exercises. There will also be a creative task for Graphics Operator roles only

Who are we looking for?

The Business Support Academy will ensure you gain valuable insights and skills that may be helpful in the future. We would like motivated and creative young people who are interested in building a career at KPMG.

We will help you build a fantastic career with us and gain a qualification on completion of the programme. 


Applications for the 2017 programme are now open. Click on "Search and Apply" and search "Business Support Academy".

Applications for the 2018 programme will open March 2018.

At a glance

When does it start? Early October 2017
Length of the programme 15 months
Locations England: Birmingham; Bristol; Leeds; Liverpool; London; Manchester; Newcastle; Nottingham; Reading and Watford. Scotland: Aberdeen
Standard entry requirements (UK) 5 GCSEs grades A*-C - including English, Maths and ideally ICT (although this is not essential) or equivalent. You must have the right to work in the UK.
Standard entry requirements (Scotland) A minimum of five Scottish Standards at grades 1-3, for both Maths and English (or equivalent Intermediate 2/National 5 qualifications). You must have the right to work in the UK.


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