27 Feb, 2019

Graduate Programme 2019 - Technology - Data and Technology Consulting

  • KPMG
  • Manchester, UK
Grad Scheme Data Analytics

Job Description

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

If you are applying to this graduate scheme, there is no doubt you will be aware of the vast, unstoppable reach of technology. Present and potent in every industry and every household, technology and the use of data shape the way we live and work.

As a graduate at KPMG, you will learn the skills to analyse, advise and deliver solutions to a range of client issues. This could mean helping an investment bank manage systems and data compliance with trading regulations, or supporting a software giant in the release of their latest suite of products. We work extensively on data architecture, data quality and data governance and how data can be used for business advantage. Our teams work on projects such as integrating financial data with Cloud based General ledgers, risk management and risk reporting, and improved automation using cognitive techniques to reduce costs in key client processes.

We take pride in our people at KPMG, we look to recruit those with existing skills as well as those keen to develop a career in technology and to solve business issues in an innovative and sustainable manner. We work in teams, with clients, on projects to solve problems quickly. We invest in new methods, new tools and new capabilities, so if you are interested in investing in a career in technology consulting at KPMG then we will invest in you. 

Key skills required

People who excel are passionate about continually adapting their skills and knowledge to solve our clients’ most challenging problems. You will need to have an interest in the challenges facing our clients today and be prepared to advise them or assist with a technological solution that will drive their business practices into the future.

Whilst you don’t necessarily have to be a technical guru, we are looking for individuals who have an interest in technology and a desire to get involved in a variety of complex projects, build knowledge quickly and develop their technical skills through a combination of on the job and formal training. Most importantly, you’ll be comfortable working with technology in order to meet the client’s needs.

We encourage applicants who are interested in a career in technology and display a willingness to learn new technical roles. Graduates who have prior application development experience can pursue more technical roles if desired, but all graduates get the chance to acquire and deepen technical skills and navigate their career as suits them best.

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. Your work will typically span the technology delivery lifecycle; shaping a project from requirements definition through 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 will provide plenty of support and a blend of development opportunities to help you achieve your potential – primarily based on client work with the chance to gain technical qualifications specifically suited to the client work you will deliver. 

Solving a broad mix of challenges for our clients, Data and Technology Consulting is a dynamic, fast-paced place to be. Combining expertise from across our Risk Consulting and Management Consulting Technology teams, we deliver tailor-made solutions to all of our clients

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 a strong foundation of technical and industry knowledge. That is why our training is split 70:20:10; 70% of training is learnt on the job, 20% in formal classroom or residential courses, and 10% using our dedicated online training portal.

You’ll commence a tailored training path designed to take you through the three years and get the opportunity to rotate through a number of client facing projects, where you’ll put this formal training to practical use.

You may also have the opportunity to study for an industry accredited qualification where relevant 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, including technical background and/or experience, 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, a wide range of client experiences, the opportunity to help get involved in developing the next generation of audit tools or volunteering opportunities. You’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career within Audit. 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.