Job Function: Discovery - Insight Week
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 our 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.
We know diversity and inclusion is good for our business and the communities in which we operate. We recognise that our inclusive environment provides a better service to clients and makes for a great place to work. That’s why we value difference and seek out potential. That's the KPMG difference.
About the programme
KPMG Discovery Week is a work experience programme designed specifically for students in Year 12/S5 or Year 13/S6. It’ll give you an excellent insight into one of the world’s leading professional services firms, the work we do, the industries we work in and the big issues facing our clients. It’ll give you a real flavour of the professional services industry and allow you to find out for yourself which business areas you may want to specialise in when you start your career.
Taking place throughout the summer this five day programme will see you undertake a series of interactive business challenges, skills workshops and research tasks all aimed at developing some of the key skills needed to thrive in this environment. You will also have the opportunity to meet and hear from KPMG employees across the business and shadow a current member of KPMG.
Key skills required
This programme is designed for 12/S5 or Year 13/S6 who are thinking about a future career in professional services. We’re looking for those who are hungry to find out more about themselves and the opportunities available to them in the future.
As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following requirements:
- Minimum of 5 GCSEs at A*- C or 4 - 9; including Maths and English
- Meet the Access Accountancy criteria (please see below)
This initiative makes it easier for young people from low income families to access the accountancy profession. With that in mind, we will only be accepting applications from people who meet the following Access Accountancy criteria. You will need to:
- Attend state school or college AND
- Be eligible (or have been eligible) for free school meals (or attend a school with ‘above regional average’ free school meals.) OR
- Your immediate family did not attend University
KPMG360° Application Process
Candidates who successfully complete the Discovery Week programme will be eligible to fast track through the application form stage for KPMG360°*, KPMG’s rotational apprenticeship programmes.
*Subject to meeting the required academic grades.
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