Deal Advisory vacation programme

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Deal Advisory is a fast-moving area of our business. A career in Deal Advisory involves helping our clients to buy, sell, fund, fix and partner with confidence throughout the whole deal cycle, from buying a business to turning their business around in times of difficulty. You could find yourself working on a variety of projects, with our clients from the UK and overseas – no two projects are the same. We apply deep technical knowledge and industry experience to a broad mix of complex transaction and business issues.

Our four-week Deal Advisory vacation programme is your chance to gain experience on real time, KPMG projects. It’s your opportunity to learn new skills, enhance your CV, contribute to high profile assignments and build your personal and professional network, all whilst getting your foot in the door of one of the world’s leading professional services firms. Plus, if you’re successful on the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to be considered for our Deal Advisory Graduate programme in the same office location starting in 2023.

Deal Advisory is a fast-paced environment and you’ll face plenty of new challenges, whilst being supported by a buddy and a manager to make you feel at home from day one. You will need to demonstrate a strong analytical mind-set, good commercial awareness and the ability to thrive under pressure. As the vacation programme isn't that long, your focus will be to ensure you make every second count.

We’re reimagining how we work at KPMG. Our firm is creating a tech-driven business to empower and equip our people to be outstanding in delivery – through inspiring workspaces, innovative ways to collaborate, and hybrid ways of working. On your vacation programme, you may work flexibly across your location region – at KPMG offices, engagement sites and from home.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Deal Advisory

Programme length: 4 weeks

Qualifications: N/A

Entry requirements

As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum grade 6 GCSE (*) Maths
  • Minimum grade 6 GCSE (*) English Language
  • Minimum of 128 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level
  • On track to achieve a 2:1 degree in any discipline and currently in your penultimate year at university

Please note, we only consider a candidate's 'top' 3 A Level grades and do not accept General Studies.

At KPMG, we look at more than just your academic results. We will review your application, together with your performance in our assessments, to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We will be considering your strengths and achievements against KPMG’s capabilities alongside a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.

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 at KPMG.

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

Training and development

As the vacation programme is not that long, the focus for you will be to ensure every second counts. Above all else, it’s about gaining experience on real-time, real-life projects. 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 once you’ve graduated, you’ll get access to exemplary training and development.

The training and development of our people is critical to the future success of our business. We want all of our trainees to embrace a growth mindset of learning every day, which is why we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help trainees build their skills and fulfil their potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our life-long learning strategy and part of our overall student package. As part of your vacation programme, you will be introduced to this package and have the opportunity to experience some of the training and development curriculum and learning community.

Additional important information

In your role, you may work flexibly across your location region – at KPMG offices, engagement sites and from home.

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