Graduate Programme 2018 - Technology Consulting
Job Function: Technology Consulting
Intake Year: 2018
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.
We help to dramatically enhance clients' performance through sustainable improvements to their technology. Some might even say that technology is the lifeblood of most organisations, which is why we provide independent, jargon-free advice and technical expertise to help clients realise the potential of their technology, manage their technology risks, and enable them to make the best use of their data.
Our three year graduate programme is designed to offer the client exposure and the support you need to secure a successful career in technology consulting. You will develop core consulting and technology skills, commercial acumen and a flair for business. All of this will enable you deliver real value to clients.
Key skills required
People who excel within Technology Consulting are passionate about continually adapting their skills and knowledge to find technology 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 but not necessarily a background in technology (our current graduates have degrees in a variety of subjects, including technology specific ones). 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 the confidence that 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
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.
Solving a broad mix of challenges for clients, Technology Consulting is a dynamic, fast-paced place to be.
Your training and development
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 put 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 (Please note that in certain business areas a technology specific degree would be beneficial)
* or equivalent
Please note that we only consider a candidate's top 3 A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.
- 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.
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