Undergraduates: Insight Programmes

Our Insight Programmes have been designed to help you find out more about KPMG and the different types of projects and client work you could be involved in if you embarked on a career with us.

This is the perfect opportunity to develop new skills and enjoy new experiences – experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. You’ll get an insider’s view into one of the world’s leading business advisory firms, the work we do, the industries we work in and the big issues facing our clients. 

Who’s it for?

Our Insight Programmes are for students in their first or second year at university. We’re looking for individuals from any degree discipline who are smart, ambitious and as focused on their career as we are.

To learn more about our current Insight Programmes, explore our opportunities below.

Insight Days

Our Insight Day is the perfect opportunity to give you a head start on your peers and the chance to gain an insight into what you can get out of a career at KPMG.

The day is packed with practical takeaways which you can use across everything you do. You’ll also get an insider’s view into one of the world’s leading professional services firm, the work we do and the industries we work in and the big issues facing our clients. On the Insight day we’ll also give you the chance to network with Graduates and staff from KPMG where you will get the opportunity to ask questions and find out what life and a career at KPMG is really like. 

What do KPMG do?

Audit, the largest of our UK practices, develops a deep understanding of organisations and helps to assure that the annual accounts are a ‘true and fair’ reflection of their financial performance. Auditors at KPMG may get the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients, from international corporates to charities and governments.

KPMG’s Tax and Pensions Services practice is an excellent starting point for a successful business career. In Tax, you’ll work closely with a range of clients, developing a deep understanding of their commercial issues, while helping them to implement the tax approaches that best suit their needs. In Pensions, you’ll gain invaluable experience in a fast-paced and demanding sector that is very much a hot topic in public debate.

KPMG’s Deal Advisory, Consulting and Technology practices seek to address the numerous challenges and opportunities presented by a persistently economic environment. Our experts work across the spectrum covering areas as diverse as profitability, transformation, technology, risk, growth, structure and operations. Whether it's giving advice on improving the performance of a business, undertaking a transaction or helping to restructure a company and advising on how to handle risk and regulation – there is so much experience to gain in this sector and KPMG is the place to start.

Who’s it for?

Our Insight Programme is for students in their first year or second year at university. We’re looking for individuals from any degree discipline who are smart, ambitious and as focused on their career as we are.

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

Minimum grade B GCSE* Maths 
Minimum grade B GCSE* English
Minimum 300 UCAS Tariff points 

(* or equivalent)

Please note, we only consider your ‘top’ three A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.

What business areas can I join?

The Insight Day is designed to let you find out more about Audit, Tax and Pensions, Deal Advisory, Consulting and Technology practices at KPMG and the different types of projects and client work you could get involved in if you pursue a career with us. 

View the application process.

Women in Technology Insight Programme

Our Women in Technology Insight Programme has been designed to help you find out more about a career within Technology at KPMG, as well as experience the variety of exciting projects that we work on. It will also allow you to meet the people who make our Technology practice an inspiring place to work.

This three day Programme is the perfect opportunity to give you a head start on your peers and the chance to shine – it could even lead to an offer for our Technology Consulting or Technology Delivery Vacation Programme next summer.

The programme is packed with practical takeaways which you can use across everything you do in the future. From making the best impact with new networks in meetings, events and interviews, to effectively managing tasks and projects, the skills you pick up could stay with you for a lifetime.

You’ll also get an insider’s view into one of the world’s leading networks of technology advisory firms, the work we do, the industries we work in and the big issues facing our clients; from the next big thing in cyber security, to managing business risks using Technology. You’ll find out how we support our clients, earn their trust and empower change.

Over the three days you’ll network with colleagues from all areas of our Technology practice, from recent Graduates to Partners, so you can find out what life and a career at KPMG is really like.

Most importantly, this is a fantastic opportunity to fast-track yourself through our recruitment process. Whilst on the programme, you’ll take part in an assessment, and if successful, secure a position on our 2019 Technology Consulting or Technology Delivery Vacation Programme. More information about our Vacation Programmes can be found here. 

Please note that by attending our London Insight Programme, your Vacation role will be in London. By attending our Manchester Insight Programme, your Vacation role will be based in a regional office of your choice (Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Edinburgh).

The programme will be running in Manchester from the 19th-21st June 2018, as well as in London from the 26th-28th June 2018.

Who’s it for?

Our Women in Technology Insight Programme is for students in their first year at university (or second year if you’re on a four year course) .We’re looking for individuals from any degree discipline who are smart, ambitious and passionate about a career in Technology.

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

  • Minimum grade B GCSE* or 5-6 Maths 
  • Minimum grade B GCSE* or 5-6 English Language 
  • Minimum of 300 UCAS Tariff points (120 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff point system)*
  • On track to achieve a 2:1 degree in any discipline*

(* or equivalent)

Please note, we only consider your ‘top’ three A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.

What business areas can I join?

The Women in Technology Insight Week is aligned to our Technology practice.

This is a three-day, paid, non-residential course. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and you will be paid a salary equivalent to the living wage salary.

View the application process.

Women in Deal Advisory Insight Programme

Our Women in Deal Advisory Insight Programme has been designed to help you find out more about a career within Deal Advisory at KPMG. It will also allow you to meet the people who make our Deal Advisory practice an inspiring place to work.

During the three-day programme, you’ll meet people from the different Deal Advisory teams. You’ll develop your commercial awareness and gain an understanding of the challenges businesses face across the deal and economic cycle.

You’ll find out what each team does for our clients, and how we help clients to deliver better results; whether that’s buying, selling, partnering, funding or fixing an organisation – you’ll learn how the Deal Advisory team offers clients the right strategy, support and insight.

You’ll also pick up valuable personal skills you can use across everything you do in the future. From making the best impact with new networks in meetings, events and interviews, to effectively managing tasks and projects, the skills you pick up could stay with you for a lifetime.

Most importantly, this is a fantastic opportunity to fast-track yourself through our recruitment process. Whilst on the programme, you’ll take part in an assessment, and if successful, secure your position on our Deal Advisory Vacation Programme for the following year, more information about our Vacation Programmes can be found here.

Who’s it for?

Our Women in Deal Advisory Insight Programme is for students in their first year at university (or second year if you’re on a four year course). We’re looking for individuals from any degree discipline who are ambitious and passionate about a career in business.

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

  • Minimum grade B GCSE* or 5-6 Maths
  • Minimum grade B GCSE* or 5-6 English Language 
  • Minimum of 300 UCAS Tariff points (120 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff point system)*
  • On track to achieve a 2:1 degree in any discipline*

(* or equivalent)

Please note, we only consider your ‘top’ three A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.

This is a three-day, paid, non-residential course. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and you will be paid a salary equivalent to the living wage salary.

View the application process.


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