Vacation Programmes: What is Consulting & Deal Advisory?

Our Consulting & Deal Advisory capabilities offer extremely varied and impactful work where we advise a huge range of clients on their most pressing business challenges. We need to be adaptable and agile to deliver on clients’ individual needs, from start-ups to major multinationals. You might be consulting on anything from comprehensive organisational change and growth strategies to cyber security.

We look for people who come from all backgrounds who will enjoy working on challenging commercial issues. We’ll value your fresh perspective as you work across diverse consultancy projects that pose unique challenges. You’ll be working with the brightest minds, and have the opportunity to rapidly develop your professional skills, network and career.

Areas of interest within either Consulting or Deal Advisory

Business Consulting

Within Business Consulting, you’ll gain training, knowledge and experience in Management Consulting, Risk and Regulatory or The Strategy Group.

Financial Advisory

Within Financial Advisory you’ll gain experience on real-time, real-life projects in either Forensic Advisory or Deal Advisory. 

Business Consulting

In Business Consulting, we draw on our wealth of experience to help clients increase theirs. Whether you join our Vacation Programme in Management Consulting, Risk and Regulatory or The Strategy Group you’ll gain training, knowledge and experience which will give you a well-rounded view of what it’s like to become an invaluable resource to high profile clients.

World-class skills

At KPMG, you’ll have a big part to play in our future. That’s why we’ll make sure you have the chance to cut your teeth on some exciting projects. You can also look forward to support from our wider business areas and our diverse community. Business Consulting at KPMG can offer you the scope to drill deeper into a specialist area or develop a broad range of consultancy skills.

Every client is different so it makes sense that our consultants are too. To truly shine, you’ll need to enjoy the pressures of fast-paced challenging work. Meanwhile as a confident, progressive thinker with entrepreneurial flair, you won't be afraid to get your hands dirty and throw yourself into every opportunity on offer. To learn more about your role and our current options, explore our programmes below.

Management Consulting

Management Consulting is a key priority area for our business – and invaluable to many clients’ businesses too, as we help them to address some of their hottest topics. The focus of everything we do is to help add lasting value and enhance their performance by delivering sustainable improvements to their business. 

The programme lasts four weeks. Throughout the programme, you‘ll have the opportunity to meet a broad range of KPMG professionals, contribute to challenging and high profile assignments and gain first-hand experience in how we work with clients to understand and respond to their business needs. 

At a glance

Business area Business Consulting - Management Consulting
Programme length Four weeks
Location London
Entry requirements Yes

Training and development

We actively encourage every single one of our people, no matter what their background, to be the best they can be. So, to help you get the most from your time with us, you’ll have the support of a buddy and a manager to make you feel at home from day one.

Above all else, this programme is about giving you first-hand 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. Then, if you like what you see and end up working with us in the future, you’ll have every opportunity to fulfil your potential. As well as having our support to gain professional qualifications, The Academy offers outstanding levels of training and development for everyone who wants to excel at what they do.  

Risk and Regulatory

Our Financial Services Risk & Regulatory teams act as advisers to global clients who want to keep on top of current issues and industry best practices in an evolving marketplace with the Banking and Insurance & Investment Management (IIM) sectors.

You will need passion and energy to help us exceed clients’ expectations to deliver against tight deadlines. A natural curiosity and interest in matters of regulation and risk that affect businesses is key as well as good communication skills and the desire to take on early responsibility.

The programme lasts for four weeks. Throughout the programme, you‘ll have the opportunity to meet a broad range of KPMG professionals, contribute to challenging and high profile assignments and gain first-hand experience in how we work with clients to understand and respond to their business needs. 

At a glance

Business area Business Consulting - Risk & Regulatory
Programme length Four weeks
Location London
Entry requirements Yes

Training and development

We want you to be able to get the most from your time with us, so this programme is about giving you first-hand 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.

We actively encourage every single one of our people, no matter what their background, to be the best they can be. So, if you like what you see and end up working with us in the future, we’ll support you to gain professional qualifications. And that’s not all, The Academy offers outstanding levels of training and development for everyone who wants to excel. So you’ll have every opportunity to fulfil your potential.

The Strategy Group

The Strategy Group is a dynamic and fast growing team, where you will work through complex and challenging issues facing clients today. 

Our Strategy Group Vacation Programme is designed to give you a broad and varied experience from both a sector and proposition perspective, and arm you with consulting skills to help accelerate your career. You will build your commercial understanding and business acumen to deliver real value to clients straight away.

The programme lasts four weeks. Throughout the programme, you‘ll have the opportunity to meet a broad range of KPMG professionals, contribute to challenging and high profile assignments and gain first-hand experience in how we work with our clients to understand and respond to their business needs.

At a glance

Business area Business Consulting - The Strategy Group
Programme length Four weeks
Location London
Entry requirements Yes

Training and development

Above all else, this programme is about giving you first-hand 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. 

We actively encourage everyone at KPMG, to be the best they can be. To ensure you get the most from your time with us, you’ll have the support of a buddy and a manager to make you feel at home from day one. If you then decide to join us after you graduate, you’ll have every opportunity to fulfil your potential. As well as having our support to gain professional qualifications, you’ll also have access to The Academy which offers outstanding levels of training and development for everyone who wants to excel at what they do. 

Financial Advisory

Our Financial Advisory Vacation Programmes can open some impressive doors.

Whilst each area is as unique as the individuals who work here, you’ll definitely be working on projects across a range of sectors to support and enhance high-profile businesses. That means you could be getting invaluable experience in helping advise organisations on managing litigation risk, assisting with a distressed business, providing mergers and acquisitions advice for a pre-deal evaluation or supporting clients to detect and prevent fraud. Whatever the project, you can be sure it will be exciting, fast-paced and challenging.

Commercial expertise

If you’re numerate, ambitious and want to work with some of the best minds in the business, we’ll build and develop your skills. It’s the perfect platform for undergraduates who are looking to develop new skills and gain experience on real-time, real-life projects. You’ll discover what it’s like to be part of a professional team as you explore different areas of the business. To learn more about your role and our current options, explore our programmes below.

Forensic

Our Forensic team helps clients to protect their business by reducing reputational risk and commercial loss. Here we combine accounting investigation, technology and industry skills, to step in where facts and figures don’t agree, or where behaviour doesn’t comply with expectations or regulations.

Experiencing a range of different projects across our Forensic business area you’ll see how we help to diffuse challenging situations. You’ll also start to build your knowledge of investigations and compliance, fraud risk management, corporate intelligence, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, dispute advisory, contract governance and intellectual property services. By the end of the programme you’ll have a real taste of what life is like with us, and realise that it takes all kinds of people to build on our success.

Our Vacation Programmes are designed to give you the opportunity to discover more about KPMG and the wide variety of work that we do. On this four week programme, you’ll see what it’s like to be part of a diverse community of professionals, and gain an understanding of the different areas of our business.

At a glance

Business area Financial Advisory - Forensic
Programme length London
Length Four weeks
Entry requirements Yes

Training and development

This programme is about giving you first-hand 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. You’ll also have the support of a buddy and a manager to make you feel at home from day one.

If you then decide to join us after you graduate, you’ll have every opportunity to fulfil your potential. As well as having our support to gain professional qualifications, you’ll also have access to The Academy which offers outstanding levels of training and development for everyone who wants to excel at what they do.

Deal Advisory

Deal Advisory is a fast-moving area of our Advisory business. Continually enhancing value for our clients across the deal and economic cycle, our specialists guide them through the entire process – from the initial concept of buying a business to turning their business around in times of difficulty.

Enjoying varied and challenging projects, working with our clients from the UK and overseas, no two projects are identical. So, you could find yourself performing research which leads directly to a deal for a client or working with an investment bank on the stock exchange listing of a high profile client, reviewing financial information for inclusion of public documents.

On this four week programme you‘ll enjoy unusually varied and challenging responsibilities. You could find yourself performing research which leads directly to a deal for a client, working with an investment bank on the stock exchange listing of a high profile client, or reviewing financial information for inclusion of public documents. By the end of the programme you’ll have a real taste of what life is like with us and gained experience on real time, real life projects.

At a glance

Business area Financial Advisory - Deal Advisory
Programme length Four weeks
Location Nationwide
Entry requirements Yes

Training and development

This programme is a great 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.

We actively encourage everyone at KPMG, to be the best they can be. To ensure you get the most from your time with us, you’ll have the support of a buddy and a manager to make you feel at home from day one. If you then decide to join us after you graduate, you’ll have every opportunity to fulfil your potential. As well as having our support to gain professional qualifications, you’ll also have access to The Academy which offers outstanding levels of training and development for everyone who wants to excel at what they do. 

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