Share this Job

Graduate Programme 2019 - Financial Advisory - Mergers and Acquisitions

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: Leeds, UK

Company: KPMG UK

Programme: Graduate Programme 2019 - Financial Advisory - Mergers and Acquisitions
Job Function: Financial Advisory - Mergers and Acquisitions
Location: Leeds
Country: UK
Intake Year: 2019

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

Deal Advisory is a fast paced area of our advisory business. Continually enhancing value for our clients across the deal and economic cycle, our specialists guide them through the entire process – from the initial concept of buying a business to turning their business around in times of difficulty.

Our wealth of experience in Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) means that we can provide our clients with the best possible advice and enables you to learn from the very best.

Combining structured training, work experience and on-the-job coaching, this three-year programme is a great foundation to your career – giving you a broad commercial awareness of the challenges a business faces across the deal and economic cycle.

Key skills required

You’ll contribute to your team’s performance early in your career, enjoying unusually varied and challenging work. That means we’re looking for graduates with analytical skills, commercial awareness and the ability to thrive under pressure. Working with clients from the UK and overseas, no two projects are identical. 

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

Mergers and Acquisitions provide a full range of lead financial advisory services across all industries and sectors including acquisitions, disposals, mergers and Initial Public Offerings (IPO’s). 

Our advice takes many forms: analysing strategic options, assessing value, structuring the deal, designing the deal, designing mechanisms for presenting the deal, the marketplace, managing the transactions process, negotiation and securing the optimal terms for a successful closing.  

The  Intensive  Programme  is  KPMG’s  front-loaded, classroom-based  ACA  product  which  focuses  on upskilling trainees more quickly. This means that for the first 12 months of your training contract you will solely focus on passing 14 out of 15 ACA exams, and    come    into    the    business    on    two work experience placements. 

Your training and development

In M&A, we currently offer either the ACA or CA depending on office location. For those joining an office in Scotland we offer the ICAS (CA). For all other offices we offer the ACA delivered through the Intensive programme.  

The  Intensive  Programme  is  KPMG’s  front-loaded, classroom-based  ACA  product  which  focuses  on upskilling trainees more quickly. This means that for the first 12 months of your training contract you will solely focus on passing 14 out of 15 ACA exams, and    come    into    the    business    on    two work experience placements.

One is a structured, six week work experience placement during the first quarter of the calendar year after you join, and the second comes after you have completed your 14 exams.

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 320 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 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


Job Segment: Financial, M&A, Finance, Management