School and College Leaver Programmes: KPMG360º

KPMG360° is a rotational apprenticeship programme for school and college leavers. It gives ambitious, free thinking young people the chance to work with some of the very best and brightest people in the business world.

By ‘rotational’, we simply mean you get to move around all the different areas of the organisation, gaining invaluable insights, work experience and professional qualifications along the way.
The programme is flexible and runs for either three or six years, depending on your chosen career path. Join us, and whichever route you choose, you’ll be setting off on a journey that’s as exciting as it is challenging. 


How is the programme structured?

KPMG360˚ consists of three levels: Foundation, Technician and Professional:


Foundation Level

In the first 12 months you’ll learn what our different business areas do, how they do it and why. You will gain a diversity of experience, with a minimum of two placements in different business areas tailored to the office you apply to.  From the different rotations, you’ll learn something new almost every day, while developing your commercial awareness, communication, team-working and technical skills whilst studying towards a qualification (AAT Level 3).


Technician Level

In your second and third years you’ll spend more time rotating between our different business areas to develop a deeper understanding of our business. As you’ll learn, you’ll also study for a Technician Level qualification (AAT Level 4). So you’ll be well on your way to becoming a qualified professional.

If you are looking to specialise in Actuarial or Technology, you will join one of these teams at this stage in the programme.

If you decide to step off KPMG360˚ at this point, you will be able to apply to a role relevant to your skills and experience.  You’ll be recognised for everything you’ve achieved so far and enjoy all the benefits of being a KPMG employee. This includes continuing professional development and training, while you apply yourself to real-world business situations.


Professional Level

Choose to continue and you’ll spend the next three years specialising in Audit, Tax or Advisory. Along with on-the-job training, you’ll study for a professional qualification, e.g. ACA, CA, CTA, or CIMA. Complete it and you’ll be ready to join one of our teams as an Assistant Manager.

Please note that the availability of business placements varies from office to office, depending on the roles available in each location.

Whichever route you take, you’ll gain valuable insights and skills that’ll really help you in the future. KPMG360˚ will help you build a fantastic career with us and gain professional qualifications throughout the programme. 


I’m interested. How do I apply?

Start by having a look around our site to make sure KPMG360˚ is right for you. Once you’re ready to apply, you’ll follow a simple step-by-step process.

Stage 1: Online Application Form
This is your chance to tell us about your academic background, experiences and interests. You’ll also be asked to answer four short questions.

Stage 2: Digital Submission
If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to a complete a digital submission. This short submission is an opportunity for you to demonstrate both your communication skills and your motivation towards a career at KPMG.

In your digital submission, we will be assessing three of the KPMG global behavioural capabilities, ‘Makes an Impact’, ‘Career Motivation’ and ‘Demonstrates Innovation and Curiosity.’

You will have three days to submit, so please make sure you have time to complete this.

Stage 3: Assessment Centre
If you’re successful at digital submission stage, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre in the office to which you’ve applied. This will include an additional interview and some written exercises. We’ll give you more details about this part of the process once you’ve reached this stage.


Who’s it for? 

Ambitious and free thinking young people who are interested in a career in business. At every step of the way, whichever route you take, you’ll gain valuable insights and skills that’ll really help you in the future. KPMG360° will help you build a fantastic career with us and gain professional qualifications throughout the programme.

At a glance

When does it start October 2017
Length of programme Three or six-years depending on the career path you choose
Locations Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Reading, Nottingham and Southampton. Regardless of your chosen office location, you’ll be part of a global network of KPMG professionals. In the UK, you’ll join our colleagues spread across 22 offices
Standard entry requirements (UK) A minimum of five A* - C (Including English Language and Maths) GCSE and a minimum of 104 UCAS points under the new UCAS tariff points systems (e.g. BCC at A-Level or equivalent qualifications, not including General Studies).
Standard entry requirements (Scotland) A minimum of five Standard Grades at grades 1-3 which must include Maths and English (or equivalent Intermediate/National 5 qualification). Equivalent of 104 new UCAS tariff points at Higher/Advanced Higher level.


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