Graduate Technology - Technology Engineering Manchester Autumn 2021

Location: Manchester

Capability: Technology & Engineering

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Location: Manchester

Capability: Technology & Engineering

Experience Level: Graduate

Type: Full Time

Service Line: Technology - Technology Engineering

Job description

Technology underpins many of the most influential organisations in the world. Technology brings opportunities, connects billions of people with each other every day and enables business decisions for all companies. Our Technology Engineering Graduate Programme is designed to support you on your journey to a successful career in technology. You will have the opportunities to learn and develop a wide range of hands-on technical skills and help deliver successful outcomes for our clients. We operate at scale. We work with modern technology, modern frameworks and closely with the big three public cloud providers to deliver cutting edge solutions to clients on a global stage. As a result, you will get to work on exciting and complex challenges that provide you with daily learning opportunities.

As a graduate, you’ll follow a diverse programme working on a range of projects with different clients and technologies. Highly diverse, this work will span the delivery lifecycle, from initially shaping a project through its design to technical delivery. You will be part of collaborative agile teams, working with other talented engineers, product owners, user experience designers and business analysts.

You will start with immediate exposure to client requests, managing fixes and handling incidents. You will build up familiarity with some of our core tools, languages and frameworks like .NET/Python, ReactJS and Terraform. You will build on this knowledge to deliver products and projects from inception through to its technical delivery and ongoing support and run functions. You will build, secure and maintain software or infrastructure across different public cloud providers at scale. Due to KPMG’s scale you can specialise in any of the following: Software Engineering, QA Engineering or Infrastructure Engineering. Your work could span across many domains including: Financial Services, Audit, Tax & Law, Deal Advisory or Government and Defence.

People who excel in this programme are eager to continually adapt their skills and knowledge to find solutions that meet client and end user needs. We also ask for a keen interest in technology, but we do not require a formal technical background. Our best engineers come from a diverse set of backgrounds. We look for individuals who have a team-first mindset, want to learn from others and have a willingness to share what they learn. Individuals should be willing to take on early responsibility and relish solving problems.

Our teams have been working with clients face-to-face and remotely for many years, which allows us to adapt to changes in ways of working as required. 

Technology & Engineering
Programme Length:
3 years
Technology specific accreditations
Entry Requirements:

As a general rule, you’ll be expected to meet the following requirements (*or equivalents)

  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* Maths
  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* English Language
  • Minimum of 120 UCAS points* under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level
  • Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline

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 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 in our graduates at KPMG.

Learn more about what we look for and how to apply here.

Training and Development:

This is a practical, hands on programme supported by online training courses and experienced team members to help you at the start of your career in technology. We’ll provide plenty of support and a blend of development opportunities to help you achieve your potential – including client work and the chance to gain technical qualifications. 

Training will continue throughout your career at KPMG but during your first couple of years, we focus on equipping you with further technical and industry knowledge. The exact shape of your training will be influenced by the type of work you’re engaged in, however it will include learning about market-leading technologies and industries, in addition to formal training on a number of delivery and consulting approaches.

KPMG has excellent relationships with technology vendors, which means you get access to expert authorities within their field. Everyone is encouraged to gain industry recognised certifications from AWS, Microsoft and Google and we will assign you to relevant projects so you get hands-on experience to compliment the theory. 

Everyone has access to learning platforms like PluralSight and A Cloud Guru. Additionally, we offer on-the-job training and access to wide-ranging courses that will help you with technical and leadership development through your graduate programme and in your future career.

Additional Information:

As part of the recruitment process you may be asked to provide a preference for a team that you could potentially begin your programme in. More detailed information on each team will be provided at this stage.

Whilst you will apply to a specific office location, you will likely be required to work flexibly across the region, at KPMG offices, client sites and with varying levels of home working.

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Why Technology & Engineering at KPMG?

Technology is at the heart of what we do and part of the very DNA of our business. That’s why we’ve invested in a single powerful team of connected technologists. 1,500 specialists, creating a step change in the way we work. Broader, deeper expertise, which is delivered to our clients faster than ever. Our connected solutions stretch across a range of specialisms too. From digital consulting, cyber and risk management through to data and analytics, technology engineering, and financial modelling.

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About KPMG

With offices across the UK, we are part of a global network of firms providing Audit, Tax & Law, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology Services to diverse clients.

About KPMG

Our Values

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Intelligent working

From role sharing and flexible start and finish times to home working, we'll try and support the flexible work patterns that best suit you.

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Committed to inclusion

We want you to bring your full self to work - to make this a place where people from every background thrive.

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Supporting work returners

We welcome applications from people who have taken a career break.

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Applying with a disability

We're a member of the Business Disability Forum so please get in touch if you'd like to discuss any adjustments that you might need in the application process - and if you are successful beyond this.

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