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One Year Business Placement - Technology Consulting

Industrial placement
Accounting, Tax & Audit, Financial Services, Consulting
15th December 2017

About the Programme

Technology underpins many of the most influential organisations in the world. Enabling the biggest business decisions and connecting offices around the globe, the opportunities that technology brings are matched only by potential threats. 

Our Technology Consulting One Year Business Placement programme offers more than the chance to gain extensive experience in one of the world's leading business advisory organisations. With us, you'll benefit from a wide range of technical training and personal development.

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

What your job will involve

Often working on client sites, we’ll provide every opportunity for you to build on your skills knowledge in one of the following technology areas:

  • Technology Risk.
  • Information Protection (Security).
  • Data Insights Services.
  • Intellectual Property and Contract Governance.

Our projects vary from client to client, so you could find yourself involved in reviewing IT systems controls and analysing business processes or helping organisations to understand and implement information security management processes.

The work will often be demanding and, like any job, have some mundane aspects. At other times, it will stretch your energies and capabilities to the limit. So you can be sure that it will be satisfying and rewarding, with plenty of opportunities for a good social life with colleagues when the job’s done.

This is also a fantastic opportunity to get your business career off to a flying start. In fact, we hope you enjoy it so much that you consider working with us full-time - after you've graduated, of course. And as such, you'll see first-hand the opportunities open to you.

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 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.

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.