Black Heritage Talent Insight programme

Audit

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Audit is the largest of our UK practices. Put simply, audit is about examining organisations and ensuring their published accounts provide a ‘true and fair’ view of their financial position and results. The work we do makes a meaningful difference to businesses and communities. It is critical to the everyday working of society, helps build trust in the economy and supports companies as they grow.

This programme is aimed primarily at students of Black heritage seeking an insight into a career in Audit. By Black heritage, we mean students who might identify as Black, African, Caribbean, Black British or Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups: White and Black Caribbean, White and Black African. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about our business and develop your professional skills.

During your Insight experience, you’ll have the chance to meet inspirational people from our diverse Audit teams and explore our variety of career opportunities available. Over three days you'll network with our colleagues, learn more about what we do and the meaningful difference we make to businesses and the communities we serve.

The programme will be offered to students who are in their first year of study on a three year programme or in their second year of study on a four year programme. Whilst on the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to take an assessment, and if successful, you could secure a position on one of our 2025 Audit vacation programmes, which may lead to a potential 2026 graduate offer.

Join us and discover a world of exciting career opportunities.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Audit

Programme length: 3 days

Qualifications: N/A

Entry requirements

At KPMG, everyone brings a unique perspective, and we want to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We want to discover your individual strengths and attributes to help us to know whether you’ll enjoy working here and how you’ll thrive. That’s why we operate an open access policy and an application process that will assess both your qualifications and your qualities.

Generally, you’ll be expected to demonstrate the following grades (*or equivalents), to show that you’re able to successfully study for professional qualifications. If you are a few grades or points short, we would still encourage you to apply, as your application will be reviewed together with your performance in our assessments. You‘ll also have the opportunity to provide additional information for us to assess your application and potential in the context of your socio-economic background and/or any extenuating circumstances, which may have a positive uplift on your academic achievements through contextual recruitment.  You can find out more here

  • 5 GCSEs* at A* – C or at 4 – 9 (inc. English Language and Maths at Grade B or 5), or for Scotland 5 National 5 qualifications at Grades A – C (inc. English Language and Maths at Grade B or equivalent)
  • 120 UCAS points* from your ‘top’ 3 grades, excluding General Studies under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level (300 UCAS points pre-2017) or at Higher/Advanced Higher Level for Scotland.
  • On track to achieve a 2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline.

The programme will be offered to students who are in their first year of study. Whilst on the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to take an assessment, and if successful, you could secure a position on one of our 2025 Audit vacation programmes, which may lead to a potential 2026 graduate offer.

Key skills

Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.

To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our graduates at KPMG.

Learn more about what we look for and how to apply here.

Training and development

As the insight programme is not that long, the focus for you will be to ensure every second counts. It's an opportunity to learn new skills, enhance your CV, learn about the world of work and, importantly, get your foot in the door of one of the leading professional services firms. And if you're inspired by the time you spend with us here and go on to join us full-time, you’ll get access to exemplary training and development to help you thrive.

Additional important information

This is a 3-day paid Insight programme and will be run in 2024 on 16th - 18th April and 9th - 11th July inclusive. You will be paid a salary equivalent to the living wage salary.

If you are successful in passing the final stage of our process, the Delivering Outcomes Assessment, we may reach out to you to discuss graduate programme preferences. Your preference will be considered, however, cannot be guaranteed.

Please note – vacation conversion offers will be subject to candidates having obtained the minimum academic requirements for that particular vacation programme. Further information on our vacation programmes and their academic requirements can be found here.

Please visit our Applying to KPMG page to discover more about our application process.  

Visit our International Students page to find out more about visas and requirements.

For anything else, please refer to our FAQ section.

Case study

Nana
Senior Manager | London

Nana

Nana joined us after taking a six year career break to look after her children. 

"One of the reasons why I like working here is the fact that there’s a lot of flexibility. I support audit colleagues with technical areas of our work, which enables me to often work from home."

Nana
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