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Graduate Programme 2019 - Technology - Cyber Security

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: Leeds, UK

Company: KPMG UK

Programme: Graduate Programme 2019 - Technology - Cyber Security
Job Function: Technology - Cyber Security
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

As one of the fastest growing areas of KPMG, Cyber Security is a great place to develop your business understanding, consultancy skills and career. The breadth of our work, expertise and clients means there’s always the chance to learn new things. We’ll also provide a strong support network for you to maximise every opportunity that comes your way.

KPMG has been acknowledged by Forrester as a leader in the provision of cyber security consultancy. We are a growing team that offers a range of cyber consulting services to meet a growing demand and provide a comprehensive range of services to many of the largest corporate companies in the world.

We help our clients to protect, detect and respond to high end cyber threats; helping them understand the cyber threat landscape, make sensible decisions on investment priorities, and build out the specialist capabilities they need to counter cyber attacks and other threats. We believe that cyber security is about helping our clients to harness business opportunities safely and securely. For us, cyber security isn’t just a technical issue, it is one which engages the whole business and focusses on a holistic approach to understanding and mitigating the risk.

Key skills required

People who excel within cyber security are passionate about continually adapting their skills and knowledge to find solutions that meet our 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 cyber security 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).  Most importantly, you’ll have an appetite to learn about cyber security and how we can best support our clients.

We encourage applicants who are interested in a career in cyber security and display a willingness to learn new technical roles. 

Graduates who have prior technical experience will have the opportunity to build those skills, 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 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 

- Resilience 

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

What your job will involve

You will add value to our clients and business from day one. No two projects will be the same, so you’ll need the flexibility to work across different technology roles with a diverse range of people and clients. 

Our team works closely with KPMG’s broader advisory practice to link cyber security to financial crime, risk management, operational resilience and IT transformation. Our three year graduate programme is designed to offer the client exposure and the support you need to secure a successful career in cyber security consulting. You will develop core consulting and technical skills, commercial acumen and a flair for business to enable you to deliver real value to 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 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 including technical background and/or experience, and how you perform in our recruitment process 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.

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.


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