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Graduate Programme 2018 - Technology Delivery

Type: 
Graduate programme
Locations: 
Manchester
Sectors: 
Accounting, Tax & Audit, Financial Services, Consulting
Deadline: 
12th April 2018

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.

TechSolutions is a new supply-side business area in KPMG that will design, build and operate technology enabled solutions for clients to help them transform their businesses. Our vision for TechSolutions is to deliver and support innovative, flexible technology-enabled solutions which solve clients’ complex business problems, excite our people and deliver significant incremental value to the UK firm.

Our three year Technology Delivery graduate programme is designed to offer the client exposure and support you need to secure a successful career in technology delivery.  You will develop technical skills, commercial acumen, core consulting and a flair for business.

Key Skills Required

People who excel within the Technology Delivery graduate programme are passionate about continually adapting their skills and knowledge to find solutions that meet clients' needs. We also ask for a keen interest in technology and business issues, as well as good communication skills and the desire to take on early responsibility. 

Whilst you don’t necessarily need to be a technical guru we are looking for individuals who have:

  • A keen interest in technology and a desire to get involved in a variety of projects, build knowledge quickly and develop their technical skills through a combination of on the job and formal training. Most importantly, you’ll have an appetite to learn about technology and how we can best support clients.

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.
  • Resilience.

Further information on these behaviours can be found at www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/behaviouralcapabilities.

What your job will involve?

As a graduate, you’ll follow a structured programme working with a range of clients and technologies. Highly diverse, this work will span the delivery lifecycle, from initially shaping a project through its design to technical delivery. During the programme, you’ll also benefit from a number of training modules designed to hone your productivity and technical skills. As you progress, your Performance Manager will work with you to identify your goals and tailor any additional training you might need. 

Naturally, we’ll provide plenty of support and a blend of development opportunities to help you achieve your potential – including client work and the chance to gain technical qualifications.

Developing technology solutions for a broad range of clients, TechSolutions is a dynamic, fast-paced place to be. Combining expertise from across KPMG’s Consulting Technology teams, we seek to deliver tailor-made strategies to all clients.

Training, support and development towards Your Professional Qualifications

Training will continue throughout your career at KPMG but during your first couple of years, we focus on equipping you with further technical and industry knowledge. The exact shape of your training will be influenced by the type of work you’re engaged in, but will involve learning market-leading technologies and industries, and formal training on a number of delivery and consulting approaches. We’ll also assign you to projects that puts your formal training to practical use.

Plus, we offer on-the-job coaching, the chance to study for relevant industry qualifications and access to wide-ranging training that will help you to manage your time, influence stakeholders, manage finances and lead others.

You may also have the opportunity to study for an industry accredited qualification focusing on key technology specialisms that will help you through your graduate programme and into your future career.

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*
  • Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline.

* or equivalent.

Please note that we only consider a candidate's top 3 A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.

Additional details

  • Salary is competitive.

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.