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Graduate Deal Advisory - Mergers and Acquisitions (Intensive) Birmingham Autumn 2022

Job... In today's ever-changing world, there is a need to create opportunity out of increasing complexity. Businesses must move quickly if they want to make the most of the future....

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In today's ever-changing world, there is a need to create opportunity out of increasing complexity. Businesses must move quickly if they want to make the most of the future.

In Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), we provide the advice that enables organisations on both sides of a transaction to navigate the challenges successfully. Our remit spans acquisitions, disposals, mergers and IPOs across a host of end markets and sectors. It is at the sharp end of business strategy, where you're recognised for the impact you make and the leadership you show. It makes life as a graduate here very fast-paced – and incredibly rewarding.

Our 3 year programme will give you a solid insight into the world of business, combining structured training, work experience and on-the-job coaching. You'll not only gain a broad commercial awareness, you'll also develop an end-to-end understanding of the deal and economic cycle. It's all part of our commitment to learning for life. 

Whether we're advising sellers or buyers, we create holistic solutions that add real value. You might find yourself helping a business prepare for exit, for example, or looking at which companies could be open to acquisition in a particular market. A market leader, we are consistently ranked amongst the most active corporate finance advisors globally and the deals we advise upon are often international in scope. We operate within a robust framework but, as you grow in experience, you'll have the opportunity to shape the strategies behind our clients' decisions and help to influence their successes.

We're looking for people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative mentality. You'll be keen to share ideas and build relationships with internal teams and external stakeholders alike. You'll also welcome varied perspectives and understand and value the differences that lead to stronger insights and innovation. 

We work with a range of clients including both private and public companies, the Public Sector, private equity houses, leading financial institutions and individuals across two core areas: Corporate Finance and Transaction Services.

We need to be agile and innovative in the way we interact with our colleagues and clients in the current environment and we embrace technology and new ways of working to continue to provide our clients with the advice and support they need.

We’re reimagining how we work at KPMG. Our firm is creating a tech-driven business to empower and equip our people to be outstanding in delivery – through inspiring workspaces, innovative ways to collaborate and hybrid ways of working. In your role, you’ll work flexibly across your location region – at KPMG offices, engagement sites and from home.

Deal Advisory
Programme Length:
3 years
Entry Requirements:

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

  • Minimum Grade 6 GCSE* Maths
  • Minimum Grade 6 GCSE* English Language
  • Minimum of 128 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 .

Training and Development:

The training and development of our people is critical to the future success of our business. We want all of our trainees to embrace a growth mindset of learning every day, which is why we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help trainees build their skills and fulfil their potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our life-long learning strategy and part of our overall student package.

In addition, in Deal Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions we currently offer the ACA via the Intensive route.

The Intensive Programme is KPMG’s upfront ACA learning product. The Intensive Programme is KPMG’s front-loaded, classroom-based ACA product which focuses on upskilling trainees quicker. This means that for the first circa 10 months of your training contract you will solely focus on passing 14 out of 15 ACA exams and come into the business on two work experience placements. One is a structured, work experience placement in the busy season of your programme, and the second comes after you have completed your 14 exams. This programme allows you to focus purely on your professional qualification in your first year. In the remaining two years of your training contract you can concentrate on building up a fantastic range of work experience (with only one exam left to complete) and will have the technical knowledge to apply within the workplace. The entire programme is supported by a wide range of mechanisms that will be applied by your tuition provider or KPMG when you require them, but due to the intense pace of the programme you will need to be really dedicated in your approach to learning.

The three main training hubs for the Intensive Programme are London, Birmingham and Manchester. Regardless of the selected home office, you will be expected to relocate to one area in order to dedicate the time to attend the programme for the first 10 months.

Extra information

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

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