Work Experience Discovery - Insight Programme Manchester TBC 2021

Job... Our Discovery Virtual Work Experience programme, in support of our Access Accountancy commitments, has been designed with students like you in mind – collaborative, curious...

Job description

Job description

Our Discovery Virtual Work Experience programme, in support of our Access Accountancy commitments, has been designed with students like you in mind – collaborative, curious and enthusiastic. As well as giving you the chance to gain an invaluable overview of the professional services sector, this programme will give you an excellent virtual insight into the work we do, our culture and people - and provide you with some interactive learning opportunities to enhance your skills.

Available for students finishing Year 13/S6 in 2022 and who are looking to start an apprenticeship programme in autumn 2022, this is the perfect chance to discover if KPMG is the place for you. You’ll get a chance to virtually interact with other students, and participate in skills workshops to develop some of the key skills you’ll need to thrive - meeting colleagues from across the firm along the way.

This virtual experience will also give you the opportunity to transfer your current application to the second stage of the recruitment process for one of our 2022 Apprenticeship Programmes upon completion of necessary assessments and your Discovery experience (subject to meeting the academic requirements, details of which can be found ).

The programme will give you the opportunity to engage with our current KPMG apprentices, graduates and senior leaders from local offices; who will share their experiences as well as giving you the opportunity to take part in interactive sessions to enhance your skillset.

Our Discovery work experience programmes will run during October half term across two days for the following regions:

  • Scotland: 12th – 13th October 2021 (apply via the Glasgow programme )
  • London & South East: 26th – 27th October 2021 (apply via the London programme )
  • North: 28th – 29th October 2021 (apply via the Manchester programme )
  • Midlands & South West: 28th – 29th October 2021 (apply via the Birmingham programme )

Your future is every bit as important to us as it is to you – that’s why our aim is to provide you with meaningful experiences that last a lifetime.

Programme Length:
2 days (virtual)
Entry Requirements:

Standard entry requirements - UK

  • Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*- C or 4 - 9 (inc. Maths at minimum B or Level 5 and English Language)
  • On track to receive a minimum of 112 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff point system (e.g. BBC at A Level or equivalent qualifications)

Standard entry requirements - Scotland

  • Minimum of 5 National qualifications at Grades A-C (inc. Maths Grade B and English Language, or equivalent)
  • On track to receive a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points at Higher/Advanced Higher Level

We only consider a candidate’s top 3 A-Level grades or equivalent (such as BTECs), and do not accept General Studies.

You will also need to meet the Access Accountancy criteria in order to make an application to the KPMG Discovery programme. This initiative supports young people from low socio-economic backgrounds to have access to the accountancy profession. 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.

*Free School Meals are a statutory benefit available to school-aged children from families who receive other qualifying benefits and who have been through the relevant registration process. It does not include those who receive meals at school through other means e.g. boarding school.

Key Skills:

Throughout the programme we will be looking for you to demonstrate and reflect on the that we look for at KPMG.

To get the most out of Discovery you'll need to be curious, ask questions, and be enthusiastic to learn and develop yourself and your work.

We are looking for individuals who can spot new opportunities and have the initiative and resilience to make the most of them.

Training and Development:

As the Discovery programme isn't that long, your focus will be to make sure that every second of the experience counts. It's an opportunity to learn new skills, learn about the world of work, gain an insight into KPMG and most importantly, get your foot in the door of one of the UK's leading professional services firms.

Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate Internship
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Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

Manchester | Accountancy jobs | Graduate Internship

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