Vacation Programmes: What is Tax, Pensions and Legal Services?

A career in Tax involves working closely with a range of clients, developing a deep understanding of their commercial issues and finding approaches that make a real difference to their bottom line. As you’ll often be tackling challenges that are at the heart of client organisations, it’s your opportunity to develop commercial insight and valuable technical skills, whilst studying for recognised professional qualifications.

KPMG’s Tax, Pensions and Legal Services practice is an excellent starting point for a successful business career, whether in company-focused services (such as Corporate Tax and Indirect Tax) or people-focused services (such as Private Client Advice, International Executive Services and Pensions). There’s no one type of person that succeeds within Tax. Everyone who works here has been selected for their individual merits. It’s our differences that bring us together and contributes to our achievements. 

Our Tax and Pensions Vacation Programmes give you a great opportunity to really understand us and how, as a global business, we play to our strengths. A big part of that is acknowledging the important contributions of our people, whose diversity we embrace. Not only does that make good business sense - it makes this a great place to work too.

Tax

A career in Tax involves working closely with a range of clients, developing a deep understanding of their commercial issues and helping them to find approaches that could make a difference to their bottom line. As you’ll potentially be tackling challenges that are at the heart of client organisations, it’s your opportunity to develop commercial insight and valuable technical skills, all the while gaining a head start on your peers.

KPMG’s Tax practice is an excellent starting point for a successful business career, whether in Corporate Tax, Indirect Tax, People Services, Pensions or Private Client Advice.

At a glance

Business area Tax
Programme length Four weeks
Location Various
Entry requirements Yes

Training and development

We’ll give you the support of a mentor and a senior manager to make you feel at home from day one. Your mentor's role is to meet you on your first day and help you to settle in. They’ll also introduce you to your team and answer any questions you want to ask.

Then, should you join us full-time in the future once you’ve graduated, it’s here where you’ll get all the support you need to become a fully chartered Accountant and tax adviser. At this point you’ll also be part of The Academy that’s designed to bring out the best in you by encouraging you to share ideas, build relationships and spur you on to achieve great things.

Pensions

The word 'pensions' may conjure up images of retiring and taking things easy, but a career in this demanding sector is anything but sedate. Balancing the costs and risks of a pension scheme as well as trying to run it in line with best practice is becoming increasingly complex – yet absolutely essential for a business to succeed.

As the pensions industry remains a hot topic in public debate and the subject of governmental scrutiny and new legislation, it’s fair to say that Pensions is a high profile area of our business whose services are constantly evolving.

At a glance

Business area Pensions
Programme length Four weeks
Location Nationwide
Entry requirements Yes

Training and development

With not a second to lose, your vacation programme is about getting on with real time, real life projects. It's an opportunity to learn new skills, enhance your CV, learn about the world of work and, importantly, to get your foot in the door of one of the leading professional services firms. If you like what you see, then you could end up working with us in the future once you’ve graduated. And if you do, we’ll work hard to support you in fulfilling your ambitions. In addition to professional qualifications, The Academy offers outstanding levels of training and development for those who want to get on. It’s an approach designed to bring out the best in you by encouraging you to share ideas, build relationships and motivate you to achieve your goals.

Investment Advisory

Our Investment Advisory team is an area of rapid growth within our Pensions Practice. Providing invaluable services to Pensions Trustees and Corporate clients, we advise on a diverse range of investment-related subjects, including asset allocation, financial risk management and fund manager selection.

Entrepreneurial in spirit, our team’s diversity helps to encourage innovative, yet practical, ideas for our clients. It’s the mix of personalities, characters, beliefs and outlooks that helps drive our commercial edge. It’s the chance to take the first step towards becoming an expert in the field.

At a glance

Business area Pensions - Investment Advisory
Programme length Four weeks
Location Nationwide
Entry requirements Yes

What really stands out is the skills you’ll gain and the experiences you’ll enjoy. They’ll stay with you for a lifetime. So, as well as kick starting your career, you’ll get to take part in some great community activities and you’ll get the opportunity to socialise too.


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