Vacation Programmes: What is Technology?

Technology is a real area of focus for our business – as it is for clients. Take cyber security — one of the world’s biggest threats. Working with everyone from governments to blue chip clients, we’re at the forefront of developing game-changing technology that’s set to counter this ever-increasing security risk. Supporting clients through advisory, creating learning technologies to technical delivery and implementation, our vacation trainees will learn how to help develop forward-thinking solutions to interesting and important issues — from online banking and new financial technologies to large scale infrastructure changes.

Untapped potential

As one of the fastest-growing business areas within KPMG, Technology offers plenty of scope for undergraduates looking to develop a career in technology. Here, you’ll be helping to shape our offer for the future and setting the scene for why technology is an increasingly critical part of any business.

Whether you already have technical experience or just the desire to learn more about this field, you’ll definitely need a passion for technology and the untapped potential it holds for ambitious businesses.

 

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To learn more about your role and our current options in Technology, explore our programmes below.

Technology Software Engineering

Technology underpins many of the most influential organisations in the world.  It enables the biggest business decisions and connects people around the globe.  The opportunities that technology brings are matched only by its potential threats.

Students joining the Technology Software Engineering Vacation Programme will have the opportunity to work in a specific technology business area whilst gaining an insight into a leading business advisory firm.

KPMG's Technology Software Engineering Vacation Programme is designed to offer the client exposure and support you need to secure a successful career in software engineering.  You will develop technical skills, commercial acumen, core consulting and a flair for business.

At a glance

Business area Technology Delivery
Programme length Four weeks
Location Nationwide
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 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. 

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.

Data and Technology Consulting

During your time on the programme, you will learn the skills to analyse, advise and deliver solutions to a range of client issues. This could mean helping an investment bank manage systems and data compliance with trading regulations, or supporting a software giant in the release of their latest suite of products. We work extensively on data architecture, data quality and data governance and how data can be used for business advantage.

Our teams work on projects such as integrating financial data with Cloud based General ledgers, risk management and risk reporting, and improved automation using cognitive techniques to reduce costs in key client processes.

People who excel within the Data and Technology Consulting vacation programme are passionate about continually adapting their skills and knowledge to find solutions that meet our clients' needs. You will need to have an interest in the challenges facing our clients today and be prepared to advise them or assist with a technological solution that will drive their business practices into the future.

Whilst you don’t necessarily have to be a technical guru, we are looking for individuals who have an interest in technology and a desire to get involved in a variety of complex projects, build knowledge quickly and develop their technical skills through a combination of on the job and formal training. Most importantly, you’ll be comfortable working with technology in order to meet the client’s needs.

At a glance

Business area Technology Consulting
Programme length Four weeks
Location Nationwide
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 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. 

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. 

Tax Global Mobility Services Technology

Advancements in technology are rapidly changing the way companies do business globally; and how employers are interacting with their employees.

We help organisations manage their global workforce and use technology to provide tax and advisory services to companies and individuals. 

Our mobile and web applications enable companies to manage and stay in touch with their employees around the world. You will work as part of a team to implement this technology for our clients. You will gather client requirements and translate these into working solutions. You will also help to test and support the software.

At a glance

Business area Tax - Global Mobiltiy Services (GMS) Technology
Programme Length Four weeks
Location Nationwide
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 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. 

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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