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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
Technology underpins many of the most influential organisations in the world. It enables the biggest business decisions and connects people around the globe. The opportunities that technology brings are matched only by its potential threats and risks – and this is where our Audit Information Risk Management teams come in.
We provide independent, jargon-free advice and technical expertise to help our clients control their technology risks through specialist audit IT support, and enable them to make the best use of their data.
KPMG's Audit IRM Vacation Programme is designed to give you an insight into this area of our firm and how we support the delivery of our audit client portfolio. We’ll support you to build your technical skills and develop a broader commercial understanding. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about different businesses and industries, grow your professional network and explore where your career could take you within KPMG, once you graduate.
Key skills required
People who excel within IRM are passionate about continually adapting their skills and knowledge to find approaches that meet our clients' needs. You’ll need a keen eye for detail, a keen interest in technology and business issues, as well as good communication skills and the desire to take on early responsibility.
We are looking for individuals who have a desire to get involved in a variety of projects. You don’t necessarily need to be a technical guru - our vacation students are studying for degrees in a variety of subjects. Most importantly, you’ll have an appetite to learn about audit, technology and IT systems and an interest in developing a career that combines audit and technology.
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:
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 kpmgcareers.co.uk/behavioura..
What your job will involve
Depending on the opportunities available during your time with us, you could find yourself working on one or more of a broad range of projects - including financial accounting, audit and assurance, risk management, data and analytics, and governance and compliance.
In general terms your role will involve:
Building relationships within the Audit IRM Team, and with the members of our clients’ IT, finance, and wider business teams
Developing an understanding of client’s systems and processes. Applying knowledge gained through on-the-job experience to undertake risk based assessments of the level of work required
Assisting senior members of the team in the audit of significant and complex IT audit areas
Helping to inspire the use and development of technology across audit
Participating in social and networking events to develop your knowledge and contacts within KPMG
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
Minimum of 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.
* or equivalent
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 work with a wide range of clients 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 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
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