Job Function: Tax
Intake Year: 2019
Our people are at the heart of our continued success. Being part of KPMG is being part of a community of talented and innovative people, working together to have a positive, lasting impact on clients. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. Whoever you are, there is a place for you here.
About the programme
Our Undergraduate Programmes are designed to let you find out more about KPMG and the different types of work we do. If you take part, you'll discover what it's like to be part of a professional team and be able to explore the different areas of the business too.
But 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 opportunity to socialise too.
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.
What are we looking for you to show us?
During the recruitment process, you will need to demonstrate KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities, which will give us confidence you’ll be successful in the firm. By this, we mean the skills and behaviours that every person here at KPMG shares. To us, ‘behaviours’ are more than the way you act – they represent the set of values that underpin our business.
KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities are:
- Career Motivation
- Delivers Quality
- Drives Collaboration and Inclusion
- Strives for Continual Improvement
- Exercises Professional Judgement
- Makes an Impact
- Seizes Business Opportunities
- Demonstrates Innovation and Curiosity
Further information on these behaviours can be found at www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/behaviouralcapabilities
What your job will involve
You'll take part in our Values day to welcome you to KPMG. This will be followed by a tax induction where we’ll equip you with basic technical and business skills that can help you to add real value to our clients once you’re assigned to a department. Throughout the programme, you'll also have the opportunity to meet a broad range of KPMG professionals and gain first-hand experience of how we work with our clients to understand and respond to their business needs. This includes:
- office assignments
- client assignments
- partner work shadowing to gain some experience of activities at this level
- skills sessions
- taking part in a community challenge day (CSR)
What do we look for?
Within our recruitment process, we look for more than just your academic results. This wider perspective helps us ensure that we are giving you the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We assess your application against KPMG’s Global Behavioural Capabilities and a number of other metrics to build our confidence in whether you will be a success at KPMG.
As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following requirements:
- Minimum grade B GCSE* Maths
- Minimum grade B GCSE* English Language
- On track to achieve 300 UCAS Tariff points*
- On track to achieve a 2:1 degree in any discipline and currently in your penultimate year at university
* or equivalent
Please note that we only consider a candidate's 'top' 3 A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.
Your KPMG experience
At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, the chance to move around the business or volunteering opportunities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re proud of our culture – it’s one that recognises hard work, encourages new ways of thinking and embraces diversity and inclusion. We also have an innovative spirit which inspires what we do and how we do it – striving to be better lies at the heart of who we are.
We’re at our best when you’re at your best – that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. They’re our way of recognising and rewarding our colleagues for giving their best at work. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From secondment programmes and preferential banking to cash towards student loan payments and your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.
Applying with a Disability
KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of The Employers’ Forum on Disability we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.
KPMG’s commitment to diversity:
KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG here.
Policy for Agencies
KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy