Mergers & Acquisitions vacation programme

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Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) is a fast-paced area of our Deal Advisory business. Our M&A team is focused on adding value to our clients by providing a full range of financial advisory services across several industries and sectors.

On our four-week M&A vacation programme, you can expect real variety. We’re involved in the whole deal cycle, so it isn’t just about simply handling transactions. You’ll be undertaking client-facing work, providing advice and adding value at every stage – including on some very high profile deals. It could be that you’re part of a team advising a company on a merger, how to turn a struggling business around, or how to see a new acquisition through successfully.

This is your chance to gain experience on real time, KPMG projects. It’s your opportunity to learn new skills, enhance your CV, improve your commercial understanding 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 M&A Graduate programme in the same office location starting in 2023.

In M&A you’ll face plenty of new challenges, but we’ll give you the support of a buddy and a manager to make you feel at home from day one. You’ll need to demonstrate an analytical mind-set - thinking quickly and logically with good commercial awareness and communication skills.

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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